Sylvia Hatchell

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Date of Birth February 28, 1952
Place of Birth Gastonia, North Carolina
Age 68 years old
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Sylvia Rhyne Hatchell is a former American women's basketball coach, who last coached for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and was the fifth with the most career wins in NCAA women's basketball history, behind former Tennessee coach Pat Summitt, Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer, and UConn coach Geno Auriemma. She competed with USA Basketball as the head coach of the 1994 Jones Cup Team that won the gold in Taipei. On April 2, 2019, Hatchell and three assistants were placed on administrative leave following accusations of racially insensitive remarks and forcing players to play while injured. She resigned as North Carolina's head coach on April 18, 2019.

Born: Feb 28, 1952, Gastonia, North Carolina
Alma mater: Carson-Newman, Tennessee
Overall: 1023–405 (.000)

About Sylvia Hatchell

Hall of Fame basketball coach who coach the United States women's basketball team to a gold medal in 1988 and won an NCAA title in 1994.

Before Fame

She graduated from Carson–Newman College.

Achievement

She became the head coach of the North Carolina Tar Heels women's team in 1986.

Family Life

She was born in Gastonia, North Carolina.

Associations

She is one of the winningest women's college basketball coaches along with Pat Summitt.

Information related to Sylvia Hatchell

  • Carson–Newman University alumni
  • North Carolina Tar Heels women's basketball head coaches
  • Women's Basketball Hall of Fame inductees
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill faculty
  • Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inductees
  • American women's basketball coaches
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Latest information about Sylvia Hatchell updated on January 14, 2021.

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