Williams Receives Contract Extension

Carolina head basketball coach Roy Williams ’72 has received a contract extension through the 2019-20 season that includes pay raises.

Williams will begin his 13th year at UNC in the fall, his 28th as a collegiate coach. His teams have an overall record of 750-202, and he is one of 15 coaches in history to have teams win 750 games. Among active coaches with 20 or more years of experience, Williams’ teams’ winning percentage of .788 is the highest, and it is the sixth-best of all time. The teams he has coached have won 27.8 games per season; that is more than any other coach with teams of 750 or more wins.

“I’ve said I want to coach another six to 10 years, so this contract takes me right to the edge of that, which is good,” Williams said.

Williams’ new contract includes a base salary ranging from $408,169 next year to $595,409 in 2019-20, deferred compensation ranging from $1,550,000 next year to $1,750,000 in 2019-20 and an annual expense account of $40,000.

He also may receive bonus compensation in these cases:

  • $75,000 for a team posting an annual Academic Progress Rate of 975 or higher;
  • $25,000 for qualifying for the NCAA tournament;
  • $100,000 for advancing to the second round of the tournament;
  • $150,000 for advancing to the Sweet 16;
  • $200,000 for advancing to the Elite 8;
  • $200,000 for advancing to the Final Four; and
  • $250,000 for winning the tournament.

In addition to University compensation, Williams has personal contracts with Nike and Learfield for clothing and apparel and for multimedia obligations.


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