North Carolina coach Sylvia Hatchell “temporarily stepping away” after leukemia diagnosis

Longtime Tar Heels coach Sylvia Hatchell will step away from coaching duties to fight leukemia, the school announced today. Assistant coach Andrew Calder, who has been with the team 28 years, will act as coach.

Hatchell plans to face the disease head-on.

There has been an outpouring of support for Hatchell from former players, coaches and others.