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Roy Williams' 800 Wins


January 18, 2017

Roy Williams had his 800th career win on Monday night, with a 85-68 victory over Syracuse, making him the 5th active coach with 800 career wins, joining the elite company of Mike Krzyzewski, Jim Boeheim, Rollie Massimino and Bob Huggins. 

800 wins is an impressive achievement in itself, but the pace in which he did it makes it even more enviable. Williams needed just 1,012 games (a winning percentage of .790), and became the second fastest to reach the mark. Only Kentucky's Adolph Rupp, who coached the Wildcats for 41 years from 1930-1972, reached 800 faster in a span of 972 games.

Does this unprecedented pace to 800 mean Williams is on track to become the GOAT? Let's take a look at some other numbers that tell the story of the Hall-of-Fame coach's career

79.1 - Williams' win percentage during his 1,012 games as head coach. Only one active coach has a higher win percentage, Gonzaga's Mark Few, who has won 81.3 percent of his games with the Bulldogs. Few only has 483 wins in his career, however.

74.5 - Williams' win percentage in the NCAA Tournament, thanks to a 70-24 record during March Madness.

22 - Number of 25-plus win seasons during his 28 full seasons as head coach.

11 - Number of 30-plus win seasons.

2 - National championships. Williams won his first ring in 2005 with a North Carolina team led by Sean May and Raymond Felton. His second came in 2009 with Tyler Hansbrough, Wayne Ellington and Danny Green.

 



3 Responses

Teresa
Teresa

January 20, 2017

Awesome

SHANNON stewart
SHANNON stewart

January 18, 2017

righteous

Deb Beyer
Deb Beyer

January 18, 2017

What a great accomplishment!

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