Hatchell Earns Two-Year Extension

North Carolina women's basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell has received a two-year contract extension which will keep her in Chapel Hill through the 2019-2020 season.

Hatchell has been at North Carolina for the past 29 seasons, leading the program to the 1994 national championship. She is currently second all-time among active women's coaches and third all-time with 975 wins.

Her 703-278 mark at Carolina makes her one of only two coaches - along with former Virginia coach Debbie Ryan - to reach the 700-win mark at an Atlantic Coast Conference school.

Hatchell is a former coach at Francis Marion University in Florence, going 272-80 over 11 seasons. She coached the 1986 Lady Patriots to a remarkable 36-2 record and a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics national championship. Her 1982 team was her first national championship squad, as Francis Marion captured the AIAW small college division crown.

In 2013, she was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame. She is also a member of the South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame.


 


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