Roy Williams retires after 33 seasons

By on April 1, 2021

(University of North Carolina)

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It may not be considered a surprise, but it’s big news. Here’s an excerpt of the release from UNC.

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. 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 Thursday, April 1 at 4 p.m. The press conference is closed to the public. Fans may watch at

Williams, a 1972 Carolina 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.

To see more of the Williams resume, click here. Roy Williams to retire from coaching after 48 years | UNC-Chapel Hill


  • GT705

    Good for UNC who should have won double their basketball championships. He and Dean Smith squandered so much talent and choked on so many Final 4s. Let’s hope he is replaced with a real winner this time.

    Saturday, Apr 3 @ 11:19 am
  • Dethrol

    Let’s see
    Coach Smith and Coach Williams are both in the Hall of Fame
    #3 and #5 in total wins
    6 NCAA Coach of the Year awards
    5 national championships (4% of all of the championships)
    55 NCAA tournament appearances
    16 ACC tournament championships
    28 ACC regular season championships
    Williams named ESPN’s #1 coaching hire in the last 25 years

    Sunday, Apr 4 @ 7:39 pm
  • GT705

    A typical entitled Carolina fan, selectively bragging about popularity ratings. Now find the team ratings and rankings of recruiting classes over the years. Carolina has regularly gotten the best talent and has comparatively underachieved. They have squandered so much talent and lost countless games they should have easily won. Start with Weber State. Hilarious! The pomposity and entitlement of Carolina is exceeded only by the pomposity of “The” Ohio State University. And on top of that, it is amazing how much Duke’s success is envied by Carolina fans. Social comedy.

    Thursday, Apr 8 @ 8:52 am