Sylvia Hatchell

Sylvia Hatchell is the head coach of the women’s basketball team at UNC, and has been since 1986. She missed the 2013-14 season when she was being treated for cancer, but she has since recovered and returned to the court.

Hatchell has won National Coach of the Year twice, ACC Coach of the Year three times and was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2013. She led UNC to a National Championship in 1994, and has been involved with the US Olympic team, winning five gold and two silver medals as both an assistant coach and a head coach over the years.

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Letter: Hatchell's former teacher defends her

The reputation of the University of North Carolina has declined dramatically in the last year since its football and men’s basketball programs have come under NCAA investigation.


Senior guard Latifah Coleman led the Tar Heels past Stanford Friday with a career-high 19 points. She also led the team in assists with six.

UNC defeats Stanford in Elite 8 rematch

Revenge is a dish best served cold. Even on the warm shores of Hawaii. Following a heartbreaking defeat at the hands of the Stanford Cardinal in the 2014 NCAA Tournament, the No. 11 North Carolina women’s basketball team channeled cold resentment into a fiery performance en route to a 70-54 win over No. 5 Stanford in the first game of the Rainbow Wahine Shootout Friday.