This article has been updated with information following a conference call with UNC athletics officially introducing Banghart as head coach of the UNC women's basketball team
Princeton's Courtney Banghart will be the next head coach of the North Carolina women's basketball team, the UNC athletics department announced Tuesday in a statement.
“Courtney Banghart has proven she knows how to lead students to wins both on and off the court,’’ athletic director Bubba Cunningham said. “She believes in developing strong character and a championship mentality, in recruiting and graduating players who want to serve their community, and in building relationships in and outside of her program. She is an outstanding addition to our department and University, and I am pleased to welcome Courtney and her family to our Carolina family.”
In 12 years at Princeton, Banghart has an overall record of 254-103, including a 137-31 mark in the Ivy League. She was named the 2015 Naismith Coach of the Year after leading the Tigers to a 30-0 regular season record. Banghart, 40, spent four years at Dartmouth, her alma mater, as an assistant coach before taking the head coaching job at Princeton.
Banghart will sign a five-year contract with North Carolina. The terms of the agreement were approved by UNC’s Board of Trustees on Tuesday morning, per the athletic department.