Roy Williams

UNC Tar Heels Men's basketball Coach Roy Williams

Legendary basketball coach Roy Williams announced his retirement on Thursday after 18 years with the UNC Tar Heels. Williams led North Carolina to three national championships. He steps down after 48 seasons of coaching and 903 wins as a college basketball coach. The UNC team finished the 2020-2021 season with a 18-11 record.

Williams ends his coaching tenure as the second-winningest coach in the UNC men’s basketball program’s history. A 1972 UNC graduate, Williams led the Tar Heels to a 485-163 record, NCAA titles in 2005, 2009 and 2017, two more Final Fours, nine ACC regular-season championships and three ACC Tournament crowns. 

The Carolina men’s basketball program announced Williams is set to hold a press conference at the Dean Smith Center at 4 p.m., which can be streamed through the Carolina Athletics website. The athletics department said the press conference will be closed to the public. Athletics Director Bubba Cunningham will hold a follow-up press conference at 7 p.m.