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
The Carolina Leadership Academy will celebrate its first anniversary with a keynote address by NCAA President Myles Brand.
Brand’s address at 5 p.m. April 19 in the Koury Auditorium of the Kenan-Flagler Business School will be open to the public. Among the panelists in a discussion following the speech are Chancellor James Moeser, UNC System President Emeritus William Friday ’48 (LLB), ACC Commission John Swofford ’71 and UNC Athletics Director Dick Baddour’66.
The CLA is a comprehensive training program for athletes, coaches and athletic administrators. The program’s goal is to develop leadership.
Considered to be the first leadership development program of its kind in collegiate athletics, the CLA develops, challenges and supports athletes, coaches and staff in their quest for excellence in athletics, academics and other endeavors.
At Carolina, all first-year athletes participate in a program based on a dedication to embracing the culture of the University, respecting oneself and others, pursuing academic excellence, excelling athletically and developing the capacity to lead. For sophomores and juniors who choose to pursue additional leadership training, Carolina offers the Rising Stars Program. At the highest level of training, team captains and veterans are part of the Veterans Leaders Program, refining leadership skills as established leaders of their teams.
Brand, who heads a body that includes more than 1,000 member schools, has advocated educational reform and enrichment of the total collegiate experience for athletes. He was president of Indiana University and the University of Oregon for nearly 14 years.
He will speak about challenges facing intercollegiate athletics as well as the positive contributions that athletic programs make to university communities.