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Tar Heels ink 68-year-old Williams to new deal

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The North Carolina Tar Heels have signed Roy Williams to an eight-year contract extension on Wednesday morning. Financial terms of the extension were not disclosed.

Williams is now signed through the 2027-28 season. He has been the head coach at his alma mater for the past 16-years.

North Carolina Tar Heels head coach Roy Williams reacts during a play against the Texas A&M Aggies in the 2018 Men's Basketball Tournament second-round game
Roy Williams reacts during a play against the Texas A&M Aggies in the 2018 Men’s Basketball Tournament second-round game (Getty Images)

“I’m grateful and humbled in the University’s continued faith in my leadership of the basketball program,” Williams said. “When I coached at Kansas, my contracts with Nike and our media partner were private, and UNC respected and honored that for 15-years. However, times have changed and understanding the environment that college basketball faces now, Chancellor Folt, Bubba [Cunningham], and I agreed the correct and proper thing would be to disclose those terms.”

The Tar Heels also announced that there are personal service contracts with Nike with four head coaches. Nike has also agreed to a 10-year extension with the Tar Heels Athletic Department.

The school also announced a 12-year extension with Learfield Communications.

The personal service contracts for head coaches are for Williams, women’s soccer head coach Anson Dorrance, baseball head coach Mike Fox, women’s basketball head coach Sylvia Hatchell, and football head coach Mack Brown. Brown’s personal service contract with Nike has not begun yet.

This season, Williams has guided the team to an 8-2 record. The team upset No. 8 Gonzaga Bulldogs, 103-90, on Saturday, December 15th before the extension.

At North Carolina, he has gone 432-128 in 560 games. Since returning to his alma mater, he guided the team to the National Championship in 2005, 2009, 2017.

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