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UNC: 52-15 (2003-2005)
Overall: 470-116

Roy Williams


Aug. 1, 1950

Born in Spruce Pine, N.C. Grew up in Biltmore, N.C.


Four year letter-winner in basketball and baseball at T.C. Robertson High School in Asheville, N.C. Named all-county and all-state in basketball (1967, 1968).


Played freshman year at University of North Carolina as a non-scholarship player.

Spring, 1972

Graduated UNC with a bachelor's degree in education.

Spring, 1973

Earned master's degree in teaching (M.A.T.) from UNC.


Began coaching career at Swannonoa (N.C.) Owen High School. Also coached golf and football. Served as athletic director for two years.


Served as an assistant coach at UNC under Dean Smith. While at UNC, Williams was part of Carolina's NCAA title-winning team in 1981-82.

July 8, 1988

Hired as head coach at Kansas.

Nov. 25, 1988

First game and first win on the Jayhawks bench (94-81 vs. Alaska Anchorage in the Great Alaska Shootout).

March 23, 1991

Earned first Final Four berth.

Jan. 28, 1996

Reached 200 wins faster than any coach in Big Eight history with an 88-73 win over Nebraska.

Feb. 1, 1997

Williams' Kansas team sets a school record with its 22-0 mark after an 82-77 win over Nebraska in OT.

Jan. 24, 1998

Set school record with 56 consecutive home wins following an 88-49 win over Texas Tech.

Feb. 20, 1999

Reached 300 wins faster than any coach in NCAA history with a 60-50 victory over Oklahoma.

March 24, 2002

Beats Oregon to reach Final Four for first time since 1993. Kansas loses to Maryland in semifinals.

April 7, 2003

Loses to Syracuse in NCAA title game. In postgame interview with CBS, Williams is terse and curses when asked at North Carolina job.

April 14, 2003

Williams leaves afternoon meeting with Kansas players in tears, is introduced as North Carolina coach seven hours later in Chapel Hill.

April 4, 2005                        Wins first NCAA National Championship over Ilinois