Roy Williams to close XCHANGE ‘17

NC REALTORS® is excited to announce Roy Williams, head coach for the University of North Carolina (UNC) men’s basketball team and 2017 NCAA Division I champions, will be the closing speaker during the association’s annual conference, XCHANGE ’17, in Asheville, North Carolina, on September 19, 2017 at The Omni Grove Park Inn.

Delivering a timely presentation, “Motivating Champions,” Roy will reveal how he built his legacy as a three-time NCAA Division I tournament champion coach on positive team building and collaboration, while undoubtedly changing the game in the process. Following the presentation, NC REALTORS® will have the exclusive opportunity to ask Roy, an Asheville native, his secrets to success during a 20-minute Q&A session followed by a one hour meet and greet.

“We couldn’t have hoped for a more exhilarating closing speaker for XCHANGE ’17 than Roy Williams,” stated Andrea Bushnell, Esq., CEO, NC REALTORS®. “On the heels of winning one of most coveted sports titles in the world, the fact that a hometown legend will share his celebration and secrets for success with NC REALTORS® is a huge honor.”

About Roy Williams

Roy Williams was born in Marion, North Carolina and spent his early years in the small western North Carolina towns of Marion and Spruce Pine. As a child, his family relocated to nearby Asheville where he grew up. Williams lettered in basketball and baseball at T. C. Roberson High School in Asheville all four years. Williams

went on to play on the freshman basketball team at the University of North Carolina and studied the game under Coach Dean Smith. Williams started his long and storied coaching career in 1973 and has held several coaching roles, ranging from high school to NCAA Division I teams, including: Charles D. Owen High School, Kansas, and two tenured stints with his alma mater and current head coaching role at UNC. Williams has taken his teams to nine Final Fours in his careers at Kansas and UNC. He is the only coach in NCAA history to have led two different programs to at least four Final Fours each and the only basketball coach in NCAA history to have 350 or more victories at two NCAA Division I schools.  Williams is one of six NCAA Men’s Division I college basketball coaches to have won at least three national championships (2005, 2009, and 2017). In 2006, Williams was inducted into the College Basketball Hall of Fame. The following year, in 2007, Williams was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame. Learn more about Roy’s successful career here.