Sylvia Hatchell

The Life and Basketball Legacy

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About the Book

As a young girl, Sylvia Hatchell longed to play little league baseball and, later, high-school basketball, but both were closed to her because she was a girl. In college, her world shifted when she discovered a passion for coaching that would lead her to become a Naismith Hall of Fame coach of women’s basketball at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In this book, Coach Hatchell’s life story unfolds against the backdrop of Title IX and women’s struggle for equal opportunities to compete and excel in athletics. Along the way, she celebrates triumphs (such as winning the 1994 NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Tournament) and weathers sadness and failure (such as the loss of her parents, surviving cancer, and being forced to resign from her dream job in 2019).

About the Author(s)

Roberta Teague Herrin is professor emerita from East Tennessee State University, where she specialized in children’s literature. She ended her 44-year career in higher education as Chair of the Department of Appalachian Studies and Director of the Center for Appalachian Studies and Services. She lives in Jonesborough, Tennessee.

Sheila Quinn Oliver is a retired school library media specialist and lives in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

Bibliographic Details

Roberta Teague Herrin and Sheila Quinn Oliver
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 25 photos, notes, bibliography, an index
Copyright Date: 2021
pISBN: 978-0-7864-6791-4
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4249-9
Imprint: McFarland