Roy Williams gets 8-year contract extension as Tar Heels basketball coach


Signing Day wasn't just for future members of the football team in Chapel Hill.

The University of North Carolina might need to restock the printer cartridges after announcing 18 contracts, including an eight-year extension for Roy Williams that will keep the hall of fame coach in charge of the Tar Heels' basketball program through the 2027-28 season.

Under the new agreement, Williams is set to make just over $2.2 million next season in base and supplemental pay, with his guaranteed salary escalating to a total of $2.95 million in the final season of the deal.

In releasing Williams' new contract, the university also provided details of Williams' personal services agreement with Nike for the first time. That deal will pay Williams $250,000 this season, escalating by $10,000 every season through 2027-28.

“I’m grateful and humbled in the University’s continued faith in my leadership of the basketball program,” says Williams. “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.”

Along with Williams, the university announced contract extensions with coaches Anson Dorrance (women's soccer), Mike Fox (baseball), Jenny Levy (women’s lacrosse), Brian Kalbas (women’s tennis), Sam Paul (men’s tennis) and Carlos Somoano (men’s soccer) and Coleman Scott (wrestling).

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