Roy Williams and 10 other North Carolina head coaches have signed contract extensions, Bubba Cunningham announced on Wednesday in a release from GoHeels.
Williams, a three-time National Champion and Hall of Fame head coach, has agreed to a new eight-year extension that will keep him at the helm of the UNC men's basketball team through the 2027-2028 season.
“I’m grateful and humbled in the University’s continued faith in my leadership of the basketball program,” Williams said, according to the release. “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.”
As a part of the deal, Williams has signed a personal service contract with Nike. His deal also includes compensation from Learfield, UNC's multi-media rightsholder. Women's soccer head coach Anson Dorrance, baseball head coach Mike Fox and women's basketball head coach Sylvia Hatchell have or will have similar service deals with Nike. Football head coach Mack Brown is expected to have a Nike deal as well.
The University also announced it was penning a new 10-year contract with Nike to keep them as the exclusive supplier of footwear and apparel for athletic teams through June 2028.