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Basketball coach, Roy Williams, was born August 1, 1950 in North carolina. Williams is head coach of the men's basketball team at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Roy Williams has been the head coach of North Carolina since 2003. When Williams came to North Carolina, the Tar Heels were coming off of a moderate season and two years before had one of their worst seasons in thirty years. Nevertheless, the team still had top talent, including McDonald's All Americans Sean May, Rashad McCants, and Raymond Felton. In his first season, North Carolina finished 19-11 and the team was knocked out in the second round of the NCAA tournament by Texas.

During the summer of 2004, following his first season at North Carolina, and following the retirement of Los Angeles Lakers' head coach Phil Jackson, Williams was asked by Lakers' GM Mitch Kupchak if he wanted the Lakers head coaching position. Williams turned down the offer, and Kupchak went on to pursue Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski.

Williams was able to turn the team around in his second season. With the arrival of freshman phenom Marvin Williams and a more focused Tar Heel squad, Williams was able to coach North Carolina to a National Championship in 2005.[18] After winning the championship, Williams had to deal with the departure of the team's top seven scorers. Most thought that 2005-06 would be a down season for Williams, but the Tar Heels proved to be surprisingly successful in part due to the help of the freshman Tyler Hansbrough. Williams was named Coach of the Year for his ability to turn around such a new team to such a high level of success.

Williams quickly reloaded the team with top talent, bringing in recruits like Brandan Wright, Ty Lawson, and Wayne Ellington. The 2006-07 team tied as ACC regular season champions, earning the tiebreak over the Virginia Cavaliers. With the #1 seed, the Tar Heels won the ACC Tournament. After earning a #1 seed in the East Region in the 2007 NCAA Tournament, Williams' team won its first round game against Eastern Kentucky Colonels 86-65 and its second against Michigan State Spartans 81-67. North Carolina then defeated the USC Trojans 74-64 to advance to the Elite Eight. On March 24, 2007, North Carolina fell to the Georgetown Hoyas in overtime in the East Regional, ending its post-season run.

The 2007-08 season was just as successful, culminating in another ACC regular season and tournament championship. Williams led the Tar Heels to the #1 overall ranking in the final AP Poll, a #1 seed in the East Region of the tournament, the tournament's overall #1 seed, an appearance in the Elite Eight for the second consecutive season and, after defeating Louisville 83-73, the 2008 Final Four. The Tar Heels run ended with an 84-66 loss in the Final Four to the Kansas Jayhawks, Williams' former team. He wore a Kansas Jayhawk sticker to the Kansas/Memphis NCAA National Championship game on April 7, 2008, two days after the Jayhawks beat his team in the national semifinals.

Roy Williams was elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame on April 1, 2007. Williams has won the Associated Press Coach of the Year award twice. He was first honored in 1992 with the Kansas Jayhawks. He was recognized at North Carolina in 2006, as he had a surprisingly successful season after losing 96% of the 2005 championship squad's scoring productivity. He is only the seventh coach in history to win the award twice and the second to do it at two different schools.

Williams received the John R. Wooden Legends of Coaching Award from the Los Angeles Athletic Club in April 2003.

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Roy Williams Named Guest Speaker and Sole Inductee into WNC Sports Hall of Fame

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — North Carolina’s mens basketball coach, Roy Williams, will be the guest speaker and lone inductee into the WNC Sports Hall of Fame as part of the 54th WNC Sports Awards Banquet to be held on May 17 at Omni Grove Park Inn. Source: Citizens Times Photo shows UNC mens basketball coach Roy ... read more



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