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Coach Sylvia Hatchell Wraps Up Chemo Treatments, Resumes Busy Schedule

By Matt Oakes Posted May 5, 2014 at 4:13 pm

North Carolina women’s basketball head coach Sylvia Hatchell has completed her chemotherapy treatments for leukemia.

The positive news was released Monday afternoon by the UNC Athletic Department. Coach Hatchell is now back to full-time duty, embarking on a normal schedule filled with recruiting, speaking engagements and running the Tar Heel women’s basketball program.

Dr. Pete Voorhees, Coach Hatchell’s doctor at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, says she “remained courageous throughout the course of treatment”.

Coach Hatchell says “it’s been a tough last seven months”. But true to the resiliency she’s known for, the national championship-winning coach says her mental toughness has increased through her battle with the disease.

Coach Hatchell says she’s confident she will be back better than ever on the sidelines this fall for Carolina as her team, loaded with returning starters and incoming talent, will set its sights on another strong push for a national title.

“I’m looking forward to summer camps starting up soon in Carmichael Arena, continuing recruiting the top players in the country and starting back summer workouts with our players,” Coach Hatchell says.

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