He first started his college coaching career at University of North Carolina as an assistant coach for Dean Smith in 1978.
The University of North Carolina is a multi-campus public university system composed of all 16 of North Carolina's public universities, as well as the NC School of Science and Mathematics, the nation's first public residential high school for gifted students.
North Carolina is a state in the southeastern region of the United States.
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In 1988, Williams became the head coach of the men's basketball team at University of Kansas, where he took them to fourteen consecutive NCAA tournaments, collecting an 80% win percentage and winning nine conference titles over his fifteen-year span.
The National Collegiate Athletic Association is a non-profit association which regulates athletes of 1,281 institutions, conferences, organizations, and individuals.
The University of Kansas, often referred to as KU or Kansas, is a public research university in the U.S. state of Kansas.
In 2003, Williams left Kansas to go back home to be the head coach at North Carolina replacing Matt Doherty.
While Williams has been at North Carolina he has won seven Atlantic Coast Conference conference titles and two ACC Coach of the Year awards, in 2006 and 2011.
The Atlantic Coast Conference is a collegiate athletic conference in the United States of America in which its fifteen member universities compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association 's Division I, with its football teams competing in the Football Bowl Subdivision, the highest levels for athletic competition in US-based collegiate sports.
He is second all-time for most wins at Kansas behind Phog Allen and at North Carolina behind mentor Dean Smith.
Forrest Clare "Phog" Allen was an American basketball and baseball player, coach of American football, basketball, and baseball, college athletics administrator, and osteopathic physician.
Williams has taken his teams to eight Final Fours in his careers at Kansas and North Carolina and is the only coach in NCAA history to have led two different programs to at least four Final Fours each.
In American sports, the final four is the last four teams remaining in a playoff tournament.
On April 4, 2005, Williams shed his title as "the most successful coach to never have won an NCAA ring" as his Tar Heels defeated the University of Illinois in the 2005 NCAA championship game.
The University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, also known as U of I, University of Illinois, UIUC, or simply Illinois, is a public research-intensive university in the U.S. state of Illinois.
The 2005 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament involved 65 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division I college basketball.
In 2007, Williams was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame.
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Basketball is a sport, generally played by two teams of five players on a rectangular court.
He again led the Tar Heels to a National Championship on April 6, 2009, against the Michigan State Spartans.
The Michigan State Spartans are the athletic teams that represent Michigan State University.
Williams is the only basketball coach in NCAA history to have 350 or more victories at two NCAA Division 1 schools, Kansas and North Carolina.