Hall of Fame Coach Sylvia Hatchell has just completed her 33rd season as the Women’s Basketball Coach at the University of North Carolina. December 19, 2017, Coach Hatchell reached the 1,000 win mark in the history of the game.
The University of North Carolina has nine ACC Championships, been to three Final Fours and of course the 1994 National Championship. Coach Hatchell is the only coach in history to have won National Championships on three different levels.
In 2013, Coach Hatchell was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame, making the University of North Carolina the only school in the country to have both the women’s and men’s basketball coaches in the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame.
Coach Hatchell also has a best-selling book called Fight! Fight! Discovering YOUR Inner Strength When Blindsided By Life-My Personal Battle and Fight with Cancer.
Here is some wisdom from her speech at the T-REX conference in Durham in which she shared her fight with cancer and leading as coach of UNC Basketball: