On June 19, the University and UNC men’s basketball Coach Roy Williams agreed to extend his contract through 2020. UNC also extended the contracts of women’s tennis coach Brian Kalbas and women’s lacrosse coach Jenny Levy.
Letters from supporters Jacqueline Koss, Dianne Glover, Christine Kepley and Brenda Paul call for the Department of Athletics to extend Hatchell’s contract as a vote of confidence in the aftermath of the release of the NCAA’s Notice of Allegations.
“Without a contract extension you are inhibiting and impeding an award winning coach, and moreover, you are demanding that a coach put together a successful team under negative circumstances that YOU have created,” Koss said in her letter.
In an interview with The Daily Tar Heel, Koss said that while Williams’ extension was deserved, Hatchell needs the University’s support while the program has come under fire.