Sunday, March 22, 2015 11:01 PM

A NEW START FOR SYLVIA HATCHELL, A VETERAN TAR HEEL

College Basketball A New Start for Sylvia Hatchell, a Veteran Tar Heel By ROBERT HARMSMARCH 22, 2015 Inside Photo North Carolina Coach Sylvia Hatchell returned to the sideline after battling leukemia. Credit Gerry Broome/Associated Press Continue reading the main story Continue reading the main story Continue reading the main story Share This Page Continue reading the main story Continue reading the main story CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - In this season of many returns - to health, to basketball, to the N.C.A.A. tournament - Sylvia Hatchell has embraced a saying. I tell people, This is my 40th year,' but in a lot of ways, it feels like my first, Hatchell, the 63-year-old coach of the North Carolina women's basketball team for the past 29 years, said of her coaching career after her fourth-seeded Tar Heels survived No. 13 Liberty, 71-65, in the first round of the N.C.A.A. tournament on Saturday at Carmichael Arena. Hatchell, women's basketball's winningest active coach, who was inducted to the Hall of Fame in 2013, learned she had leukemia in October that year. She underwent treatment and missed all last season, which ended for North Carolina with a loss to Stanford in the quarterfinals. A year ago ...

News source: The New York Times

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