Best Wishes To Sylvia Hatchell For a Speedy Recovery

Rivalries are all fun and games, but there’s a point where rivalries end and simple human decency remains.  When a coach or player of any sport at any school is facing a deadly disease or serious injury, that obviously is that point, and in that spirit, we’d like to wish UNC Women’s Basketball Coach Sylvia Hatchell a speedy and complete recovery in her battle with leukemia.

Coach Hatchell, who was recently inducted into the Naismith Hall of Fame, said in a release today that “[she] will remain very much involved with my team and day-to-day operations here at UNC and expect to return to my sideline responsibilities as soon as possible.  My veteran staff and team will be well prepared and meet any challenges until my return.”

Coach Hatchell will be treated at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Care Center on the Chapel Hill campus, which is one of the nation’s leading cancer centers.  She’ll be in good hands, too, as Dr. Pete Voorhees, an oncologist and associate professor in UNC’s School of Medicine, will oversee her treatment.

While the road that lay ahead for her will be a difficult, painful and emotional one, we send our best wishes that she travels it safely and comes out the other side free and clear of cancer.  Good luck Coach.

ACC & Other Big Four Rivals General Kay Yow

5 Responses to Best Wishes To Sylvia Hatchell For a Speedy Recovery

  1. Wulfpack 10/14/2013 at 8:24 PM #

    Best wishes indeed. Hatchell is a tremendous coach, and I wish her nothing but the best in her recovery. I recall she and coach Yow had a tremendous amount of respect for one another, and rightfully so.

  2. packpowerfan 10/14/2013 at 11:22 PM #

    Leukemia is not a forgiving disease, but I’m hoping her fight will be a swift and successful one. I HATE the Baby Blue as much as anyone (to an unhealthy extent), but there is no circumstance where a rivalry trumps a human life. Best wishes to the Coach. She is UNC Women’s Basketball in the same way that Coach Yow was (is and will be) the figurehead of Lady Wolfpack athletics for us.

  3. Texpack 10/15/2013 at 6:17 AM #

    Best of luck to Coach Hatchell in her fight. Wolfpack Nation has you in our prayers.

  4. BJD95 10/15/2013 at 9:06 AM #

    Best wishes indeed. And for all the shit we rightly give the U* for its undergead shenanigans, its medical facilities (especially the cancer center) are top notch and do an incredible service to the people of our state.

  5. Virginia Wolf 10/15/2013 at 2:57 PM #

    Praying for Coach Hatchell’s healing with a fast and full recovery!

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