One of the greatest coaches of his generation will be sticking with one of the most storied Universitys:
Roy Williams will be at the helm of the North Carolina Tar Heels for many more years to come.
North Carolina’s board of trustees are reportedly finalizing a contract extension for the head basketball coach, according to Inside Carolina’s Greg Barnes.
The news of a new contract comes on the heels of the release of the NCAA’s Notice of Allegations to the public, which detailed five allegations involving lack of institutional control and extra academic benefits given to student-athletes over nine years. Williams name appears only once in the notice, but not as part of the allegations – only when he was interviewed.
Despite the recent controversy over the alleged “lack of institutional control” over at UNC, it remained clear that Williams would keep his job given that the NCAA’s report lacked any evidence against him personally.
His contract had already kept him at UNC through 2018, so exactly how many more years do the Tarheels hope to secure their coach for? That remains unclear.
My guess is this will be his final contract since he’s turning 65 in August; but its important to keep in mind that basketball coaches (particularly in the college ranks) have the unique ability to remain at the helm well into their senior years.
For now, at least: Roy Williams’ job security is set well into the future.