May 23rd: The Hamptons Welcome Home Bill Lam
Former UNC wrestling coach Bill Lam has moved back to Chapel Hill, selecting TarHeelMonthly.com’s exclusive website sponsor The Hamptons by SageBuilt as his new home. Lam coached at Carolina from 1974 until 2003 when one of his former players C.D. Mock took the helm.
“What a good opportunity to see some of my friends, to see my boys who live in Raleigh to see where we’re going to be building and I’m looking forward to seeing some old coaching friends,” says Lam, “Just a great welcome home opportunity all around and I can’t thank the people at Windjam Development who developed the Hamptons enough for welcoming me back.”
In his 30-year tenure as the Tar Heels’ head coach, Lam had a winning record of 378-131-4 among his student-athletes, tabulating a 74.1 winning percentage. He coached five NCAA Champions (including C.D. Mock in 1982), 37 All-Americas, won 15 ACC Championships and was the national coach of the year in 1982.
Since coaching, Lam has started a leadership foundation and conference known as the Impact & Legacy Summit. The conference focuses on educating coaches, athletes and sports administrators on effective leadership qualities through an engaging, inspiring and enriching experience. The 2012 Summit was hosted in Chapel Hill an honored former UNC athletic director Homer Rice.
“I’m excited to come back to Chapel Hill for a couple of reasons, the main being that we would have never left had we not had to move to Michigan to help take care of my wife’s mother before she passed away,” says Lam. “It’s great to come back too because both of my boys like in the Raleigh area so I can come back and see my boys and grandkids and let them know who their Pop-pop is and at the same time take in some football games, some basketball games and some wrestling matches.”
The welcoming event will take place at The Hamptons properties off of 15-501 in Chapel Hill. Woody Durham will be the host and several UNC coaches and friends of the Lam family will be in attendance.