By Ken Cross
North Carolina’s Roy Williams is set to add to his honors as he will be presented the Nell and John Wooden leadership in Coaching Award at a banquet at The Watergate Hotel in Washington, DC on Thursday, Oct. 12.
Williams begins his 15th season as the head coach of the Tar Heels as he has been to nine Final Fours and just won his third NCAA Championship with the Tar Heels in 2017. Williams won 418 games and went to five Final Fours from 1988-2003 at Kansas.
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Williams’ honor comes as former Maryland star Walt Williams and Duke’s Danny Ferry, who served in NBA GM capacities are inducted into the Washington Metropolitan Basketball Hall of Fame.
Williams is 816-216 overall and enters his 29th season as a head coach.
Far be it from me to have to verify that Roy Williams deserves this award – or any award. Williams has played a role in the lives of many, many players at North Carolina and Kansas as well as students at both universities. Through all the “dad gums,” Coach Williams comes across as genuine and that vibe carries over into the many homes of parents of players who has recruited over the years.