Roy Williams was named the USA TODAY Sports National Coach of the Year, the publication announced on Tuesday morning.
The North Carolina men's basketball head coach has guided his team to a 27-6 mark on the season, including a 16-2 record in ACC play. UNC won a share of the ACC regular season title, along with Virginia, and finished a perfect 9-0 in conference play on the road for the first time in program history.
After the conclusion of the regular season, Williams finished third in ACC Coach of the Year voting behind Virginia's Tony Bennett and Virginia Tech's Buzz Williams.
Williams, in his 16th year at the helm of his alma mater, guided UNC to the 2019 ACC Tournament semifinals before falling to Duke, 74-73. North Carolina was rewarded with a No. 1 seed in the Midwest Region for the 2019 NCAA Tournament. It was the eighth time Williams has coached North Carolina to a No. 1 seed. He also accomplished the feat five times while at Kansas.
Williams, who was an eight-time National Coach of the Year coming into this season, has posted a 451-132 record at UNC. His 869 wins rank seventh all-time.