UNC Basketball Coach Roy Williams Announces Retirement

Choking up, coach Roy Williams addresses the crowd at the team welcome home ceremony at the Dean E. Smith Center for the 2005 NCAA National championship basketball North Carolina Tar Heel squad.

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UNC basketball coach Roy Williams is calling it a career.

Williams, one of the best college basketball coaches of all time, is retiring after 33 seasons and 903 wins. Williams said the past year has taken its toll on him and he is not enjoying coaching like he used to.

This season, the Tar Heels finished with an 18-11 record and were bounced in the first round of the 2021 NCAA Tournament by Wisconsin.

“Roy Williams, who led the University of North Carolina to three NCAA championships, is retiring after 33 seasons and 903 wins as a college basketball head coach,” a statement read.

“The 2007 Naismith Hall of Fame inductee will address the media at a press conference on Roy Williams Court at the Dean E. Smith Center today (Thursday, April 1) at 4 p.m. The press conference is closed to the public. Fans may watch at GoHeels.com.

“Williams, a 1972 UNC graduate, just concluded his 18th season as the head coach at his alma mater. In addition to NCAA titles in 2005, 2009 and 2017, he led the Tar Heels to a 485-163 record, two other Final Fours, nine ACC regular-season championships and three ACC Tournament crowns.”

 

Congratulations to Williams on a Hall of Fame career, and we hope he enjoys life after coaching.

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