According to InsideCarolina.com, North Carolina is in the process is of finalizing a contract extension for head basketball coach Roy Williams. The report comes just a day after the school publicly released the NCAA’s Notice of Allegations regarding academic irregularities within UNC’s AFAM department.
Since becoming the Tar Heels’ head coach in 2003, Williams has compiled a 332-101 record, leading the program to three Final Fours and two national championships. His last contract extension came in October of 2011. Running through the 2017-18 season, that deal included a $325,000 base salary with supplemental income between $1.35 million and $1.65 million each year.
Neither the independent investigation conducted by former federal prosecutor Kenneth Wainstein nor the NCAA probe found Williams to be tied to the scandal. The only time Williams’ name was mentioned in the Notice of Allegations was when it was noted in the document that he had been interviewed.
Williams, who turns 65 in August, is entering his 13th season as UNC’s head coach. Since his last extension, the Tar Heels have reached the Round of 32 every year with two appearances in the Sweet 16 and one in the Elite Eight.