Countdown to Tipoff: North Carolina Tar Heels
Roy Williams, North Carolina Head Coach
Named the 18th head basketball coach at the University of North Carolina on April 14, 2003, Roy Williams begins his 10th season at North Carolina and 25th overall as a head coach ... Williams guided the Tar Heels to a 32-6 overall record, the ACC regular season title and a spot in the NCAA Tournament's Elite Eight in 2012... with a 675-169 (.800) career mark, Williams is one of only two coaches in NCAA history to win 30 or more games at least 10 times ... Williams led Kansas and North Carolina to 20 consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances (1990-to-2009) and is the only coach to win an NCAA Tournament game in 20 consecutive seasons ... he was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on September 7, 2007 ... in 2008-09, the Tar Heels captured their second NCAA title in five years and fifth overall, defeating Michigan State 89-72 at Detroit's Ford Field ... in 2004-05, he led the Tar Heels to their first NCAA title since 1992-93, defeating Illinois 75-70 ... Williams earned National Coach of the Year honors by the United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) and AP and ACC Coach of the Year by ACSMA in 2005-06 ... in 15 seasons at the University of Kansas, Williams compiled a 418-101 (.805) record and directed the Jayhawks to 14 consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances -- the fourth-longest streak by a coach in NCAA Tournament history ... at Kansas, Williams earned National Coach of the Year honors in 1990, 1991, 1992 and 1997 and was named the Big Eight/Big 12 Coach of the Year in nearly half (7 of 15) of his seasons in the conference ... he was an assistant coach under Dean Smith at North Carolina for 10 seasons (1979-88) ... he enters the 2012-13 season 25 wins shy of 700.
Dexter Strickland, Sr., Guard
Reggie Bullock, Jr., Guard
James Michael McAdoo, So., Forward
P.J. Hairston, So., Guard
Leslie McDonald, Jr., Guard