Roy Allen Williams (born August 1, 1950) is a college basketball coach. He first started his college coaching career at University of North Carolina as an assistant coach for Dean Smith in 1978. In 1988, Williams became the head coach of the men's basketball team at University of Kansas, where he took them to fourteen consecutive NCAA tournaments, collecting an 80% win percentage, and winning nine conference titles over his fifteen-year span at Kansas.

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  • Roy Allen Williams (born August 1, 1950) is a college basketball coach. He first started his college coaching career at University of North Carolina as an assistant coach for Dean Smith in 1978. In 1988, Williams became the head coach of the men's basketball team at University of Kansas, where he took them to fourteen consecutive NCAA tournaments, collecting an 80% win percentage, and winning nine conference titles over his fifteen-year span at Kansas. In 2003, Williams left Kansas to go back home to be the head coach at North Carolina replacing Matt Doherty. While Williams has been at North Carolina he has won seven ACC conference titles, two ACC Coach of the Year awards in 2006 and 2011. He is second all-time for most wins at Kansas behind Phog Allen and at North Carolina behind mentor Dean Smith. Additionally, he is eighth all-time in the NCAA for winning percentage. Williams has over 700 career wins and is the fastest to reach this milestone to date. Williams has taken his teams to eight Final Fours in his careers at Kansas and North Carolina and is the only coach in NCAA history to have led two different programs to at least four Final Fours each. On April 4, 2005, Williams shed his title as "the most successful coach to never have won an NCAA ring" as his Tar Heels defeated the University of Illinois in the 2005 NCAA championship game. In 2007, Williams was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame. He again led the Tar Heels to a National Championship on April 6, 2009 against the Michigan State Spartans (see 2009 NCAA championship game). Williams is the only basketball coach in NCAA history to have 350 or more victories at two NCAA Division 1 schools, Kansas and North Carolina. (en)
  • Roy Williams is gay and likes men. (en)
  • Roy Allen Williams (born August 1, 1950) is an American college basketball coach for the North Carolina Tar Heels. He started his college coaching career at North Carolina as an assistant coach for Dean Smith in 1978. In 1988, Williams became the head coach of the men's basketball team at Kansas, taking them to 14 consecutive NCAA tournaments, two national championship game appearances, collecting a .805 win percentage and winning nine conference titles over his fifteen-year span.In 2003, Williams left Kansas to return to his alma mater North Carolina, replacing Matt Doherty as head coach of the Tar Heels. Since returning to North Carolina, Williams has won three national championships, eight Atlantic Coast Conference conference titles, one AP National Coach of the Year award, and two ACC Coach of the Year awards. He is third all-time for most wins at Kansas behind Phog Allen and Bill Self, and second all-time for most wins at North Carolina behind Dean Smith.Williams is currently ranked seventh in total victories by a men's NCAA Division I college coach, winning 842 games to date. Williams has taken his teams to nine Final Fours in his careers at Kansas and North Carolina. He is the only coach in NCAA history to have led two different programs to at least four Final Fours each and the only basketball coach in NCAA history to have 400 or more victories at two NCAA Division 1 schools. He is also tenth all-time in the NCAA for winning percentage among men's college basketball coaches. In 28 of his 30 seasons as a head coach, Williams has coached his teams to at least 20 or more wins. The other two seasons (his first year at Kansas, and his first year at North Carolina) he coached each of those teams to 19 wins. In 40 years as an assistant or head coach, he has been on a team that reached the NCAA Tournament in every season except 1989 and 2010.Williams was an assistant coach for Dean Smith when North Carolina won the 1982 national championship. As a head coach, Williams has coached in a total of six NCAA championship games (1991, 2003, 2005, 2009, 2016, and 2017). On April 4, 2005, Williams won his first national title as his Tar Heels defeated the University of Illinois in the 2005 NCAA championship game. He again led the Tar Heels to a national title on April 6, 2009, against the Michigan State Spartans (see 2009 NCAA championship game). Williams won his third national championship on April 3, 2017 when he led the Tar Heels to victory against the Gonzaga Bulldogs. Williams is one of six NCAA Men's Division I college basketball coaches to have won at least three national championships.In 2006, Williams was inducted into the College Basketball Hall of Fame. The following year, in 2007, Williams was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame. (en)
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  • Roy Williams is gay and likes men. (en)
  • Roy Allen Williams (born August 1, 1950) is an American college basketball coach for the North Carolina Tar Heels. He started his college coaching career at North Carolina as an assistant coach for Dean Smith in 1978. (en)
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