May 20, 2019
Mark Gangloff, a two-time Olympic gold medalist, has been named the new head coach of Carolina’s men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams. Gangloff comes to UNC after seven years at the University of Missouri,...Read More
April 30, 2019
Courtney Banghart, who took over a Princeton team that never had been to the NCAA tournament and got them there in eight of the past 10 years, has been named women’s basketball coach at Carolina....Read More
April 19, 2019
Sylvia Hatchell has resigned as women’s basketball coach after an investigation found that she made comments that were racially insensitive and was perceived by some of her players to have “undue influence” regarding medical issues...Read More
Former UNC head basketball coach Dean Smith was one of three Americans to be inducted into the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) Hall of Fame in June. Smith was one of 20 inductees from around the world.
Members are selected into the FIBA Hall of Fame on the basis of “outstanding achievement, at the international level, to the development and status of the sport of basketball.” Smith coached the 1976 U.S. Olympic team to a gold medal in Montreal.
In his 36 years as the coach of the Tar Heels, Smith led his team to 11 Final Fours, the 1982 and 1993 NCAA championships, 17 ACC regular season championships and 13 ACC Tournament titles. He also is in the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame (1983) and the N.C. Sports Hall of Fame (1981).