****UPDATE: The Daily Tar Heel reports Haney and assistant coach Anthony Brock resigned amid a Title IX investigation into the UNC rowing program.****
UNC head rowing coach Sarah Haney announced Monday that she is resigning from her position immediately.
A letter-winner on the Tar Heels’ first rowing squad ever in 1997-98, Haney became the team’s head coach back in 2002.
“It has been an honor to be a part of Carolina and our rowing program, and I have loved every opportunity that has been presented to me here,” Haney said. “Stepping down as head coach has been a difficult decision, but I want to prioritize more ‘mom’ time with my two young kids, and this is the best way to do it.”
Assistant coaches Emilie Gross and Thomas Revelle will act as interim co-head coaches until Athletic Director Bubba Cunningham begins a search for a new permanent head coach in the spring.
“Sarah has played a key role in our rowing program since its inception, and I appreciate her hard work and commitment to Carolina as both a student-athlete and coach,” Cunningham said. “She always will be a member of our Tar Heel family, and I wish her the very best in her future endeavors.”
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