AP source: UNC hiring Banghart as women's basketball coach

AP source: UNC hiring Banghart as women's basketball coach
5 years 2 months 2 weeks ago Monday, April 29 2019 Apr 29, 2019 April 29, 2019 10:41 PM April 29, 2019 in Sports - AP - National

AP Basketball Writer

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A person with knowledge of the situation says North Carolina has reached a deal with Princeton's Courtney Banghart to become the Tar Heels' next women's basketball coach.

The person spoke Monday night to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the school hasn't commented publicly on its search. Terms weren't immediately available and the deal must be approved by UNC's board of trustees to become official.

The board has scheduled an emergency meeting via teleconference for Tuesday morning, though it didn't specify the exact agenda.

Banghart will replace Sylvia Hatchell, a Hall of Fame coach who resigned April 18 after an outside program review reported she had made "racially insensitive" comments and pressured players to compete through medical issues.

WRAL TV in Raleigh first reported the hiring.


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