A National Treasure Roy Williams
Roy Williams started out in a high school named Charles D. Owen in 1973. He was also the athletic director there for 2 years, coached golf for 5 years and also freshman football for 5 years. It was in 1978 that he latched on to the college basketball game where he was a assistant coach under Legendary Dean smith. He was there till 1988 where he helped in the Michael Jordan run to the championship in 1982. From there in 1988 he got his chance at a head coaching gig replacing Larry Brown ( who seriously has coached everywhere) at the University of Kansas or the Jayhawks. He walked into a great team lead by Danny Manning to win the NCAA championship in 1988, what a hell of a start. Through his tenure at Kansas he compiled a 418 – 101 record that is a .805. From 1994-98 they won 64 consecutive home games which at the time was the longest streak ever in the NCAA. Without looking it up I give you one guess who beat that record. Dang Kentucky doubled it with all of their NBA starting five.
In 2003 opportunity came to him when Matt Doherty led the Tarheels to very disappointing seasons with the talent of Sean May, Rashad McCants, and Raymond Felton(studs). In his second season with the boys and the addition of Marvin Williams 2004 – 2005 season brought them a national championship. From there he has had a mixture of success and ok teams. Winning another championship in 2008 -2009. In my opinion some rule changes brought the rise of Kentucky basketball which hurts most of the other teams in the NCAA. Still this is my Favorite college coach on my Favorite team in all college sports (besides Michigan). So congrats on your 800 wins. You are a National Treasure.