Roy Williams
Roy Williams
Real Name/Full Name Roy Allen Williams
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Roy Williams
Birth Place: Marion, North Carolina
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 1 August 1950
Age/How Old: 73 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 178 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 10″
Weight: In Kilograms – 73 Kg
In Pounds – 160 lbs
Eye Color: Unknown
Hair Color: Unknown
Parents Name: Father – Unknown
Mother – Unknown
Siblings: Unknown
School: T.C. Robertson high School
College: University of North Carolina
Religion: Christian
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Wanda Williams
Kids/Children Name: Scott, Kimberley
Profession: Basketball coach
Net Worth: $15 million
Last Updated: June 2024

Roy Allen Williams is a popular American basketball coach currently coaching North Carolina Tar Heels. He started his career while in college and worked as an assistant coach at North Carolina for Dean Smith back in 1978. His first time to become a head coach was in 1988 when he became the coach for Kansas, Men’s Basketball Team. He led into four final appearances and won several other championships. He has won several awards as the best coach in history. Here is a short biography of Roy Williams in 2021.

Well, how well do you know about Roy Williams? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Roy Williams’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Roy Williams to date.

Biography and Early Life

Roy Williams was born on 1 August 1950 in Marion, North Carolina. He grew up in a small town in the western part of North Carolina, Marion and also Spruce Pine. His family later relocated to Ashville, where he spent the rest of his childhood years. He began playing basketball and baseball from a young age and continued even in his high school years.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Roy Williams in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Roy Williams’s age is 73 years old as of today’s date 25th June 2024 having been born on 1 August 1950. Though, he is 5′ 10″ in feet and inches and 178 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 160 lbs in Pound and 73kg in Kilograms.


Williams attended T. C. Roberson High School, located in Ashville, North Carolina. He used to play basketball and baseball all through, and his basketball coach was Buddy Baldwin. He served as the captain for the team, North Carolina Blue-White All-Star. His coach played a major role in his future career as a basketball coach later in life.

He then enrolled at the University of North Carolina and played basketball during his freshman year. He was coached by Dean Smith. He started attending Smith’s coaching sessions when he was a sophomore. He worked for Smith and used to keep records for home games and also worked with him in his summer camps.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Roy Williams With Wife Wanda Williams
Roy Williams With Wife Wanda Williams

Williams met the love of his life when he was at college. His wife, Wanda Williams, graduated from the University of Carolina in 1972. They started dating and later got married. The couple is blessed with two children, Scott, their son, and a daughter named Kimberly. They also have three grandchildren.

Their children also graduated from UNC, where Scott used to play as point guard for Tar Heels. Kimberly used to be a dancer for UNC and owns a dance group, The Dance Spot.

In 2009, Williams’s autobiography, “Hard Work: A Life on and Of the Count,” was published by Algonquin Books.

Is Roy Williams Gay?

No. Williams is straight as far as sexual orientation is concerned. He is neither gay nor bisexual and has never had such rumors. He has been married to his high school lover, Wanda, and is blessed with two children. The couple has led a happy life without any marital issues.

Professional Career

Williams landed his first coaching job in 1973 when he started coaching Charles D. Owen High School. For five years, he was coaching basketball and gold and also coached ninth-grade football for four years. He then served as the athletics director for two years. In 1978, he became an assistant captain in UNC under the coach Dean Smith until 1988.

He was appointed as the new head coach for the University of Kansas Jayhawks in 1988. He coached Kansas for a total of 15 seasons until 2003. During his tenure, he won nine championships. He had an opportunity to get back as the head coach for North Carolina in 2000 but opted to remain with Kansas. This was after Bill Guthridge left the position as the head coach. He was even announced to be taking the position by ESPN but later clarified that Williams had not yet made up his mind.

He eventually became the head coach for North Carolina’s team, Tar Heels, and led them in the 2005 National Championship. He has remained with the Tar Heels and won his 900th game on 27 February 2021. He won his 903rd game on 11 March 2021.


Williams has won quite a number of awards in respect to his career. He has been named Big Eight Coach of the year in 1990, 1992, 1995, and 1996. He won the Henry Iba Award in 1990 and in 2006. He was the Big 12 Coach of the year for the years; 1997, 2002, and 2003. In 2003, he won the John R. Wooden Legends of Coaching Award. He was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame on 1 April 2007. He was also named USA Today National Coach of the Year in 2019, among other recognitions.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Roy Williams in 2024

Roy Williams Net Worth
Roy Williams Net Worth

Williams has had a successful career life and has accumulated an estimated net worth of $15 million as of 2024. He has acquired his wealth from his career as a head coach for various teams. At the beginning of his career, he also worked as an assistant coach and also played basketball at some point which helped him accumulate this much.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • He underwent surgery on 19 February 2012 to remove the tumor in his right kidney.
  • He has been a coach since his college years
  • He won his first national title on 4 April 2005 after he defeated the University of Illinois.

Roy Williams is one of the greatest basketball coaches in history. Having started his career while still in his college years exposed him much to his career. He has inspired many with his outstanding performance and all the titles he acquired from his career.


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