Roy Williams’ brilliant athletic career started in high school, where he lettered in basketball and baseball. He was named all-county and all-conference for two years, all-western North Carolina in 1968, and served as captain in the North Carolina Blue-White All-Star Game. Williams went on to play basketball in college under legendary coach Dean Smith.
The first Roy Williams appearance as a basketball coach was in 1973 at Charles D. Owen High School. He also coached golf. In 1978, Williams came back to UNC and served as an assistant to Dean Smith.
In 1988, Williams left UNC and became the head coach at the University of Kansas. All of William’s Kansas teams made the NCAA tournament, except for his first season when the team was on probation. Under his regime, Kansas won nine regular-season conference championships, four Big 12 Conference regular-season titles, two postseason tournament crowns, and other various awards. He was also second all-time for most wins at Kansas and third all-time in the NCAA for winning percentage.
In 2003, Williams returned to UNC and became the 18th basketball head coach. That same year, he received the John R. Wooden Legends of Coaching Award from the Los Angeles Athletic Club. He coached UNC to a National Championship in 2005 and two ACC titles. In April 2007, he was elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame. He is also a two-time Associated Press Coach of the Year.
**Roy Williams Speaker**
After winning the 2005 championship, Williams bid his team’s top seven scorers goodbye. Most thought that the next season would be hard for Williams, but the Tar Heels proved to be surprisingly successful, thanks to Williams’ brilliant strategies. He was able to bring out the best in his new team, thus winning the Coach of the Year award for himself. And with a Roy Williams speaker appearance at your next corporate function, he can bring out the best in your audience as well.
**Roy Williams Appearance**
Roy Williams is famous for setting a number of coaching records. He won more games in the first 15 seasons of his coaching career than anyone else in NCAA history. He was also the 12th coach to lead two schools to the Final Four and the third to direct two schools to the championship game. Williams was also the third fastest coach in history to reach 300 wins and fourth fastest to 400. More importantly, he reached 500 wins in his 19th season, faster than any other Division I coach. With his excellent coaching record, A Roy Williams appearance is sure to provide your audience with an inspiring speaker they’ll never forget.
** Roy Williams Endorsement**
Williams did more than just help UNC win a national championship. For one thing, he is widely known to have played a role in recruiting Michael Jordan to the Tar Heels. His family has also contributed $200,000 to the Carolina Covenant, an initiative at UNC that allows low-income students to attend the University debt free. He and his wife also serve as honorary co-chairs of the program’s $10 million campaign. He is also responsible for bringing numerous awards to the schools where he has coached, including National Coach of the Year honors at Kansas (four times) and Big Eight/Big 12 Coach of the Year seven times. He also helped coach Team USA to a bronze medal at the Summer Olympics in 2004. An excellent tactician and motivator, a Roy Williams endorsement will bring a symbol of athletic excellence to any product or company.
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