North Carolina coach Roy Williams is no stranger to the College World Series. He usually makes at least one appearance each time the Tar Heels make it to Omaha.
So no surprise he was at the ballpark Sunday — caught on the Jumbotron posing for photos with fans (he was interviewed on the big screen as well). As you might imagine, that made his section a popular place for UNC supporters to gather between innings of the Tar Heels’ game against NC State.
Bodies were packed shoulder-to-shoulder in the normally spacious concourse behind Williams’ seat. The aisles nearby flooded, too. Williams never really sat down during breaks in the action Sunday. A glimpse of the scene is below…
Williams wasn’t the only hoops coach on hand Sunday.
NC State coach Mark Gottfried, in the stands down the first-base line, got some facetime on the ESPN2 broadcast Sunday. He tweeted about attending a pep rally earlier in the day. And shortly after Williams appeared on the Jumbotron, Gottfried had his moment, too.
Indiana’s Tom Crean was in attendance for the Hoosiers’ 2-0 win over Louisville Saturday. Cardinals hoops coach Rick Pitino is supposed to arrive in town Monday.