North Carolina men's head basketball coach Roy Williams can expect a huge payday if the Tar Heels makes a deep run in the NCAA Tournament.
After defeating Arkansas last week in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, Roy Williams and the North Carolina Tar Heels find themselves in the Sweet 16 for the third consecutive year. They're poised once again for a title run, but they'll have to go through the Butler Bulldogs on Sunday first. There's a lot on the line for the Tar Heels, but for head coach Roy Williams, the stakes go beyond wins and losses.
According to Steve Berkowitz of USA Today, Williams has made an additional $275,000 in bonuses that correspond to the NCAA Tournament—$25,000 for making the tournament, $100,000 for advancing to the first round and an additional $150,000 for making the Sweet 16. That's a lot of money, but it doesn't stop there.
If the Tar Heels beat Butler on Sunday and advance to the Elite Eight? That's an additional $200,000 for Williams. A Final Four berth earns him another $200,000 and bringing home a national championship gets him $250,000. All together, a national title would provide Williams with $925,000 in bonuses. Not too shabby.
Williams currently makes $1.9 million a year in base salary, good for No. 25 overall among college basketball coaches.