Wrightsville Beach Magazine scores with Tar Heel Coach Roy Williams
June 27, 2012, Wilmington, N.C. . . . One of North Carolina's beloved icons, University of North Carolina basketball coach, Roy Williams, is featured in the cover story of the July issue of Wrightsville Beach Magazine.
Williams granted the exclusive interview to WBM from his beachside home on Wrightsville Beach on Memorial Day 2012.
publisher and editor, Pat Bradford, conducted the insightful interview
with Williams, drilling deeply into the content of Williams'
autobiography, "Hard Work," to find a charming, frighteningly organized,
demanding, emotional, fiercely loyal man who dribbled his way from a
rural, mountainous North Carolina cotton mill town to the top of his
Last month, ESPN ranked UNC as the No. 1 college basketball coaching job in the country.
Williams recruited Michael Jordan from Laney High School in Wilmington, N.C. in 1980. In his remarks, Williams told WBM
that Jordan "was gifted -- off-the-charts-gifted. If they ever take an
X-ray of his body, his heart is going to be the biggest heart of anybody
they've ever seen."
Bradford asked Williams what being a Tar Heel means to him.
think a Tar Heel is a person who very much cares about being educated,
who very much cares about trying to better him or herself. When you're a
faculty person at the University of North Carolina you have a
tremendous amount of power because you're going to influence kids. So to
me, a Tar Heel is someone who gives of themselves; a Tar Heel is one
who cares about the right things and who has feelings and that feeling
of that magical little village in Chapel Hill."
Williams answered questions about Wrightsville Beach and what it means to him to vacation there.
Beach is the kind of place ... that I enjoy walking up and down the
street. ... and it is funny that Chapel Hill, and Lawrence, Kansas, are
the two places in the world that I can enjoy walking downtown, because I
love college campuses. But Wrightsville Beach is a place that I enjoy
walking a lot. I really enjoy walking the Loop, I enjoy walking the
beach... I can let my guard down a little. It doesn't bother me when
people come up and say hello or ask for an autograph or a picture. Even
though this is my down time ..."
of the interview questions are printed in the July issue of the
magazine which hits newsstands on Thursday, June 28. The magazine
interview with additional questions and answers will be posted on the
company's website at www.wrightsvillebeachmagazine.com.
For information regarding the interview, contact Pat Bradford, Publisher and Editor: (910) 256-6569 firstname.lastname@example.org