Who is basketball coach Roy Williams wife? Net worth & Salary, Career, Facts and more
Who is Roy Williams?
University of North Carolina basketball coach, Roy Williams, who is getting a lot of attention for his work with the North Carolina Tar Heels.
Early Life of Roy Williams
Roy Williams was born in Marion, North Carolina, on August 1, 1950. He is considered one of the best college basketball coaches, by his peers and many critics. Wanda is the wife of Roy Williams and he has two kids: Kimberly and Scott.
The career of Roy Williams
The Tar Heels are in the Final Four of the NCAA, but still, seem to be weighed down by the cheating scandal that landed them in hot water and under a microscope. For two decades, until 2013, the University of North Carolina provided hundreds of fake classes for its student-athletes, most of whom were basketball and football players!
A historian at the school named Jay Smith wrote a book called Cheated, on the case and taught a class called “Big-Time College Sports and the Rights of Athletes, 1956. It was loved by the students; his classroom was packed. Last fall, the university canceled the class for a year, according to the New York Times.
"Living here through the last six years is very disillusioning," Smith told the New York Times" The College operates as a family of crime, and it demonstrates how long they're going to go to safeguard their athletic machine."
Williams said about the problem: "Were there any errors made? You’re darned right there were! Were there some things I wish hadn’t happened? You’re darned right. But there were no allegations against men’s basketball.”
He said that how I hung my hat on that part and I know that we've done nothing wrong and I find it hard to believe that it could go that far. Do I think there were some errors in our establishment again? You’re darned right I do. I’m very mad, sad, ticked off, any way you want to put all that terminology about it. Embarrassed, and all those things, too. But over the last three years, we've already got a tremendous quantity of hurt. "Williams seems to be just enthusiastic about basketball!"
He Avoids Swearing
The Roy Williams kind, that’s who! And he’s been doing it with his North Carolinian accent for as long as he can remember, but it’s only because he tries to set a good example.
"I'm not trying to set a poor example for cursing players all the time," said Williams. “I’m just being Roy. I don’t know if that’s good or bad. But I’ve never tried to be anybody else.”
Instead, Williams uses old euphemisms (that you might find in a Disney movie) and words like “dadgum” “give a flip” and “blankety blank.” Still doesn’t have the same appeal as the other countless curse words he could be using but it seems to work for his team. Well, gosh darn isn’t that swell, Mr. Williams! Keep up the good work, coach!
Net Worth of Roy Williams
Roy Williams’ salary as a college basketball coach is $2 million a year and he also received $500,000 for making it to the Final Four.
Williams resulted in his Tar Heels to his second regular season championship of the ACC in succession. Justin Jackson won ACC Player of the Year. In the 2017 NCAA Tournament, North Carolina defeated Texas Southern 103–64, Arkansas 72–65, Butler 92–80, Kentucky 75–73, Oregon 77–76 and Gonzaga 71–65 to win its third national title in the Roy Williams' era. The Tar Heels completed their season again with a 33–7
Personal Life of Roy Williams
Wanda, the wife of Roy Williams, encountered him at Chapel Hill. Wanda attended the school and graduated in 1972, the same year as Roy. The two were married in 1973, and have two children: son Scott and daughter Kimberly.
Like so many of the wives of coaches we’ve covered before, Roy Williams’ wife Wanda has dedicated much of her spare time to charitable endeavors. Roy and Wanda Williams sit on the board of the Carolina Covenant. The Carolina Covenant strives to help make a debt-free college education a reality for low-income students.
The Mission Statement follows:
The couple has personally donated more than $200,000 to the foundation. They have also served as honorary co-chairs to a $10,000,000 endowment campaign.
Carolina blue runs deep in the Williams household. The move back to Chapel Hill has been a fruitful marriage for both the Williams and the basketball program. Under Williams, UNC has won six ACC titles and two national championships.
Facts of Roy Williams
On February 12, 2018, in a North Carolina home win against Notre Dame, Williams garnered the same number of wins (418) in the same number of seasons (15) that he accumulated at Kansas.
UNC lost 86-65 to Texas A&M in the Second Round of the NCAA Tournament.
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