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Associated Press - Coach Hatchell vows to coach again

by Katy Jones — last modified Dec 27, 2013 09:04 AM
UNC Women's Basketball Coach Sylvia Hatchell talked to the Associated Press about her fight to get back to her basketball program as quickly as possible.

Coach Hatchell temporarily stepped away from her on-the-court coaching responsibilities in October due to a recent diagnosis of leukemia.

In September 2013, Hatchell was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass. The 2013-14 season is Hatchell’s 39th as a collegiate head coach and her 28th with the Tar Heels. She has an overall record of 908-321, making her one of only three head coaches in women’s basketball to win 900 games. Hatchell currently stands second in all-time wins with 908 and is first among active coaches. She has led the Tar Heels to a 636-241 mark, won AIAW, NAIA and NCAA national championships, including the 1994 NCAA title with UNC, and claimed eight ACC Tournament titles.

Coach Hatchell is a long-time supporter of UNC Lineberger. Each year, Hatchell tends to her blueberry patch near Black Mountain, NC. Pickers send money to UNC Lineberger on an honor system, based on how much they pick from the “pick your own” patch.

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