Roy Williams lettered in both baseball and basketball in four years of play at T.C. Roberson High School in Asheville, North Carolina and finished as the school's all-time leading scorer in basketball. At the University of North Carolina, he competed for one season (1968-69) on the freshman team as a non-scholarship player. He kept statistics for Coach Dean Smith and during team practices would sit high in the stands and take notes. Williams began coaching at Owen High School in 1973. While there, he refereed Smith's basketball camp during the summer. Smith offered Williams a position as part-time assistant coach at UNC in 1978. The position paid $2,700 a year. Williams accepted and supplemented his salary as a traveling calendar salesman, in addition to other jobs. In 1988 Williams accepted the position of Head Coach for the University of Kansas Jayhawks. Through 15 years at KU, Williams compiled a record of 401-101. For 145 consecutive weeks from 1991 to 1999, KU was ranked among the 25 top Division I teams in the country. Williams left KU to return to UNC as head coach in 2003. In his first season, the Tar Heels advanced to the second round of post-season play. The following season, Williams led the Tar Heels to the NCAA title, his first championship win. Williams celebrated is 500th career victory in late 2006.
Head Coach, University of North Carolina