University of North Carolina Men’s Basketball Head Coach Roy Williams announced his retirement after 43 seasons on Thursday.
North Carolina’s program took to Twitter to announce the news. “After 33 years as a Hall of Fame head coach, our beloved Tar Heel Roy Williams is announcing his retirement,” the post said. “Thank you for all you have done and meant to everyone who plays and loves our game.”
Of Williams’ 43 seasons in the NCAA as a coach, 33 of them were as a head coach — for both the Kansas Jayhawks and North Carolina Tarheels. In that time, Williams racked up a total of 903 wins and 264 losses, resulting in a .774 win percentage. The 70 year-old coach also has nine Final Four appearances and three championships as a head coach to show for all of those wins.
In 2006, Williams was inducted into the College Basketball Hall of Fame and one year later was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame.
Have fun in retirement, coach!