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WB: Latta named new Carolina assistant coach

Posted July 12, 2013

Former National Player of the Year and two-time consensus first-team All-America guard Ivory Latta has joined the University of North Carolina women's basketball staff as an assistant coach, head coach Sylvia Hatchell announced Friday. Latta, who led Carolina to back-to-back Women's Final Fours and was the 2006 National Player of the Year, replaces Trisha Stafford-Odom.

Latta, who will continue her professional playing career with the WNBA's Washington Mystics, returns to her alma mater after six years away from Chapel Hill.

"We couldn't be more excited to welcome Ivory back to the Carolina women's basketball program," Hatchell said. "She was one of the most popular players we've ever had and I am sure that fans will be excited to see her back in Carmichael. As a professional in the WNBA and overseas, she has only expanded her knowledge of the game and I think she will be a great asset as both a coach and a recruiter."

"The chance to come back and coach at my alma mater is a dream come true," Latta said. "This is the perfect next step for me to prepare for life after my playing career is over, and it will be an honor to join Coach Hatchell and her amazing staff. The chance to help give back some of what was given to me when I was a player is an incredible opportunity and I feel truly blessed."

Carolina's all-time leading scorer with 2,285 career points, Latta earned All-America honors her final three seasons, including consensus accolades in 2006 and 2007. She was named ACC Player of the Year in 2006 and is the only player in league history to earn ACC Tournament MVP honors in three consecutive seasons.

In addition to topping the UNC scoring chart, Latta also holds school records for career three-pointers made (345), career three-point percentage (.389) and career free throw percentage (.840). Her 345 career made threes are the most in ACC history. She also ranks fourth in career scoring average (16.6 ppg), second in career assists (599) and ninth in career steals (257).

A native of McConnells, S.C., Latta graduated from UNC in 2007 with a degree in exercise and sport science.



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  • VT1994Hokie Jul 13, 2013

    She was a super player and will be a great coach. Happy for her.

  • The Greatest Ever Jul 12, 2013

    Congrats Ivory!

  • Toddler10-21 Jul 12, 2013

    Funny that you brought that up. I met Kenny Smith yesterday. I think he is town for his basketball camp. I asked him what my Lakers are doing. His response, " SMH"!

  • StunGunn Jul 12, 2013

    View quoted thread


    I thought of you yesterday and today, Toddler. David Glenn devoted a lot of his shows these past two days to encounters with famous athletes or coaches. You've met a TON of famous people - I don't know your real name, but I thought if you were listening, you'd have some great stories to share.

  • StunGunn Jul 12, 2013

    Very happy for Ivory Latta!

  • Toddler10-21 Jul 12, 2013

    Glad for Ms. Latta. Met her once. Very nice, and respectful young lady.

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