THE Gene Bartow AWARD

Roy Williams is the recipient of the 2022 Gene Bartow award, which is presented annually to a current or former coach for his contributions to the game.

April 1, 2022

ROY WILLIAMS WINS THE 2022 AWARD

NEW ORLEANS, LA -- Roy Williams, the former coach at North Carolina, is the recipient of the 2022 Gene Bartow Award.

Williams won 903 games in 33 years at Kansas and North Carolina and led the Tar Heels to the national championship in 2005, 2009 and 2017.

A 2007 inductee into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Williams won more than 77 percent of all games and recorded 79 wins in the NCAA tournament, leading the two illustrious programs to nine Final Fours.

He retired after the 2020-21 season and was replaced by longtime assistant Hubert Davis.

The Gene Bartow Award is presented annually to a current or former coach for his contributions to the game. It measures a coach’s win-loss record but also the impact he’s made on his players, school and community.

It’s named in honor of a legendary coach who compiled a 647-353 record, led Memphis State to the 1973 national title game, steered UCLA to the Final Four and started the University of Alabama-Birmingham program from scratch, building it into a postseason regular.

Bartow won four Sun Belt tournament and three regular season titles during his 17 years at UAB, leading the program to a 350-193 record and seven consecutive NCAA tournament appearances.

He passed away in 2012 at age 81, following a two-year battle with stomach cancer.

 

The Gene Bartow Award is presented annually to a current or former coach for his contributions to the game. It measures a coach’s win-loss record but also the impact he’s made on his players, school and community.
 
It’s name in honor of a legendary coach who compiled a 647-353 record, led Memphis State to the 1973 national title game, steered UCLA to the Final Four and started the University of Alabama-Birmingham program from scratch, building it into a postseason regular.
 
Bartow won four Sun Belt tournament and three regular season titles during his 17 years at UAB, leading the program to a 350-193 record and seven consecutive NCAA tournament appearances. 
 
He passed away in 2012 at age 81, following a two-year battle with stomach cancer.
 
The recipient of the 2021 award will be announced on April 1.
 

The Gene Bartow award committee is a 6 member panel, consisting of one current division I head coaches, three retired head coaches and two collegeinsider.com staff members.  Current ETSU head coach Murry Bartow is the chairman of the award committee.
 
RULES AND CRITERIA
 
The Gene Bartow award is presented annually to a current or retired coach for outstanding achievement and contributions to the game, as voted on by the awards committee. 
 
SCHEDULE OF RELEASES
 
March 30: Gene Bartow Award announced
 
AWARD PRESENTATION
 
The recipients of the 17 national awards, presented by CollegeInsider.com, are announced annually at the site of the NCAA men’s division I basketball championship.
 
The 2018 CollegeInsider.com Awards Banquet will take place on March 30 in San Antonio, TX.
 
 
 
 
 

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