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Fri Apr 19, 2019, 09:44 AM

UNC women's hoops coach Sylvia Hatchell resigns amid allegations of berating players, racial remarks

Source: Washington Post, via Richmond Times-Dispatch

UNC women's hoops coach Sylvia Hatchell resigns amid allegations of berating players, racial remarks
By Will Hobson The Washington Post 50 min ago

During a practice for the University of North Carolina's women's basketball team in the fall of 2017, Sylvia Hatchell, the longtime coach, grew visibly frustrated about four injured players sitting out, according to parents of five players who later described the incident. ... Three of the players were recovering from knee surgeries, but Hatchell expressed doubt they weren't able to practice, the parents said. Lashing out in anger, Hatchell screamed at an assistant to take the injured players out of the gym, according to the parents. ... "Get them out of my sight. . . . They make me sick," Hatchell said, according to the accounts players gave their parents.
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Hatchell resigned Thursday, according to a release the university sent out overnight, after an independent investigation "led us to conclude that the program needed to be taken in a new direction," according to Athletic Director Bubba Cunningham. North Carolina announced the move hours after The Washington Post informed officials about the contents of this story.
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Last month, Cunningham faced a room full of parents outraged at what their daughters had told them about their treatment at North Carolina, according to several people at the meeting. The meeting in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, on March 28 - which Cunningham participated in via teleconference, because he was in Kansas City, Missouri, to watch the men's team play in the NCAA tournament - prompted North Carolina to put Hatchell and her entire staff on paid leave, and hire a law firm to investigate allegations raised by players and parents.

Six players told their parents they had been pressured by coaches or the team doctor to take painkiller shots and keep playing rather than sit out and seek treatment, parents said in interviews with the Post. ... Parents recalled, with horror, their daughters describing one teammate trying to play through injury a few seasons ago, needing an injection before every game, and her knee drained of fluid at halftime. She eventually retired from basketball because of knee damage.
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New @PostSports Sylvia Hatchell resigned last night, hours after we informed @UNC of the details of this story, precisely zero of which the university denied




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Reply UNC women's hoops coach Sylvia Hatchell resigns amid allegations of berating players, racial remarks (Original post)
mahatmakanejeeves Apr 2019 OP
Aristus Apr 2019 #1
dalton99a Apr 2019 #2
Wellstone ruled Apr 2019 #3
marble falls Apr 2019 #4
mahatmakanejeeves Apr 2019 #5
marble falls Apr 2019 #6
marble falls Apr 2019 #7
Blue_Tires Apr 2019 #8
SunSeeker Apr 2019 #9

Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 09:56 AM

1. No surprise. She's got that East Cornpone kissin' cousin' look about her.



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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 10:10 AM

2. "Players learned through second opinions that they had more serious injuries than the team doctor

described when he cleared them to play"

Cruel, ruthless, stupid.

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 10:35 AM

3. Sad to say,this is so typical

of Win at all Cost Athletic Programs.

Surprised it has taken this long for this Coach to be outed.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 10:36 AM

4. Pretty shocking stuff. Collegiate sports aren't about achedemics, they're about giving schools ...

cash cows.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 11:05 AM

5. "achedemics"

An appropriate neologism

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 11:08 AM

6. See? I had an atheletic scholarship! ...

(not really, but it works for the joke!)

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 11:14 AM

8. UNC is a trash athletics program

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 12:57 PM

9. Glad she's gone. Sadly, her anti-student attitude is prevalent in athletics. nt

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