How Many Championships Did Roy Williams Win at Kansas?

Many people are wondering how many championships Roy Williams won at Kansas. The answer may surprise you!

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Championships Won at Kansas

Roy Williams was the head men’s basketball coach at the University of Kansas for fifteen seasons. During that time, he won nine conference championships and three national championships.

NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championships

The NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament, also known and branded as NCAA March Madness, is a single-elimination tournament played each spring in the United States, currently featuring 68 college basketball teams from the Division I level of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), to determine the national championship. The tournament was created in 1939 by the National Association of Basketball Coaches, and was the idea of Ohio State University coach Harold Olsen. Played mostly during March, it has become one of the most famous annual sporting events in the United States.

Kansas has won 3 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championships.

Big 12 Conference Championships

In his fifteen seasons as head coach of the Kansas Jayhawks, Roy Williams won nine conference championships.

Williams led the Jayhawks to seven Big 12 regular season championships (2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, and 2010) and two Big 12 tournament championships (2003 and 2006).

In 2002, Kansas finished the season undefeated in conference play for the first time since 1997. The Jayhawks also won their first ever outright Big 12 regular season championship that year.

Kansas repeated as conference champions in 2003 and went on to win the Big 12 tournament for the first time in school history. The Jayhawks then made it to the Final Four for the first time under Williams, but lost to Syracuse in the national semifinals.

Kansas won at least a share of the Big 12 regular season championship in five straight seasons from 2005-2009. The Jayhands also won back-to-back outright conference titles in 2009 and 2010 – becoming just the second team in conference history to do so.

Championships Won Elsewhere

Roy Williams is one of the most successful college basketball coaches of all time. He’s won three NCAA championships, but none of them came while he was at Kansas. In fact, Williams’ teams at Kansas never even made it to the Final Four. So how many championships did Roy Williams win at Kansas?

NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championships

The NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship, or NCAA Tournament, is a single-elimination tournament for men’s college basketball teams in the United States. The tournament is held each spring in a different city. The winning team receives the Naismith Trophy.

The NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship has been held every year since 1939. In that time, there have been 74 different champions. UCLA has won the most championships, with 11. Kentucky is second with 8, and North Carolina is third with 6.

Roy Williams was the head coach at Kansas from 1988 to 2003. During that time, Kansas won 3 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championships (1988, 1991-1992).

National Invitation Tournament Championships

Included in his impressive resume are three National Invitation Tournament (NIT) championships. Williams led the Jayhawks to NIT titles in 1991, 1993 and 1995.

Big East Conference Championships

In his time as Men’s Basketball Head Coach at the University of Kansas, Bill Self has won 14 Big 12 Conference Championships. But before he coached the Jayhawks, he was an assistant coach for the Kansas Jayhawks under Roy Williams from 1989 to 2003. In that time, Williams won nine conference championships in the old Big Eight Conference and the new Big 12 Conference.

In 2001-02, his final season at Kansas before leaving for North Carolina, Williams won his ninth and final conference title with a regular season record of 17-1 in conference play and 27-3 overall. Notably, that team featured future NBA players Nick Collison, Kirk Hinrich, and Drew Gooden.

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