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Roy Williams to Formally be Inducted into the National College Basketball Hall of Fame

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Former Kansas basketball coach Roy Williams will formally be inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of 2022, the Hall announced Wednesday. Williams was part of the founding class when the Hall opened in 2006.

Williams becomes the third Jayhawk to be formally be enshrined into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame joining Danny Manning, who was inducted in 2008, and Clyde Lovellette, a 2012 inductee who, like Williams, was also a founding class member.

Joining Williams in the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2022 are players Richard Hamilton of Connecticut, Larry Miller of North Carolina, Frank Selvy of Furman, and the late Jimmy Walker of Providence, along with coaches John Beilein, Jim Calhoun, Jerry Krause and Lon Kruger. Like Williams, Calhoun was also in the foundling class when the Hall opened in 2006.

Williams coached at Kansas for 15 seasons from 1988-89 to 2002-03 posting a 418-101 record. Under Williams, KU won five Big Eight and four Big 12 regular season titles and advanced to four Final Fours in 1991, 1993, 2002 and 2003. Prior to Kansas, Williams was an assistant coach at his alma mater, North Carolina, for KU graduate and National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Famer Dean Smith. Following KU, Williams coached UNC for 18 seasons, guiding the Tar Heels to five Final Fours and three NCAA titles. He amassed a 903-264 career coaching record and is the only coach in NCAA history to win 400 or more games at two difference schools. Williams was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2007 and the College Basketball Hall of Fame in 2006. Earlier this week, he was named to the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2022 and will be inducted in October 2022.

Details on tickets for the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2022 Induction Celebration will be announced soon. For more information on the event, visit www.halloffameweekend.com.

Kansas Founding Members of the National College Basketball Hall of Fame (2006)

  • F.C. “Phog” Allen
  • Larry Brown
  • Paul Endacott
  • William Johnson
  • Arthur “Dutch” Lonborg
  • Clyde Lovellette
  • John McLendon
  • Ralph Miller
  • Adolph Rupp
  • Dean Smith
  • Roy Williams

Formally Inducted (year)

  • Danny Manning (2008)
  • Clyde Lovellette (2012)
  • Roy Williams (2022)
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Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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