University of North Carolina head men’s basketball coach and collegiate coaching icon, Roy Williams, came to an agreement with the school Wednesday to extend his current contract eight more years through the 2027-28 season. The Tar Heel legend has led the Carolina Blue to three NCAA Division 1 titles, in 2005, 2009, and 2017. Only three coaches in the history of NCAA Division 1 men’s basketball have more titles than Williams, with 10 by John Wooden, five for Williams’ rival and current Duke Head Coach Mike Krzyzewski, and four for Adolph Rupp. After taking over at the helm for UNC in 2003, Williams sports a 432-128 record. The Tar Heels head coach is also a two-time AP College Basketball coach of the year and is a member of both the College Basketball and Basketball Halls of Fame.
UNC has come out of the gates hot this season, with an 8-2 record so far including a recent 103-90 win over the fourth-ranked Gonzaga Bulldogs last Saturday. A consistent contender for the always competitive ACC conference, expect UNC to be near the top when all is said and done following conference play. UNC faces off against the Kentucky Wildcats this Saturday in Chicago.