Sylvia Hatchell

Class of 2004

  • Has compiled a career record of 654-262 in 29 seasons as a collegiate head coach
  • Overall record includes a 382-182 worksheet in 18 seasons at the University of North Carolina and a 272-80 ledger in 11 seasons at Francis Marion
  • Guided North Carolina to an NCAA National Championship in 1994
  • Also directed Francis Marion to a pair of national championships—an AIAW small college championship in 1982 and an NAIA championship in 1986—making her the only women’s basketball coach to lead teams to AIAW, NAIA, and NCAA titles
  • Has led the Tar Heels to 12 NCAA Tournament appearances and four Atlantic Coast Conference championships
  • Has extensive international coaching experience, leading the USA to a gold medal in the R. William Jones Cup in 1994 and a silver medal at the World University Games in 1995
  • Also served as an assistant coach for USA teams that claimed gold medals at the 1988 Olympics, the 1986 Goodwill Games and World Championships, and the 1983 World University Games as well as a silver medal at the 1985 World University Games
  • Coached the South Team to the gold medal at the 1982 U.S. Olympic Festival
  • Served as president of the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) during the 1996-97 academic year