The University of North Carolina UNC adds new assistant coach

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) women's tennis head coach Brian Kalbas announced the addition of former Tar Heel Hayley Carter as an assistant coach

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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The University of North Carolina UNC adds new assistant coach

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) women's tennis head coach Brian Kalbas announced the addition of former Tar Heel Hayley Carter as an assistant coach. A native of Chattanooga, Tennessee, Carter remains the only women's tennis player in ACC history to be named Scholar-Athlete of the Year, ACC Player of the Year, and Tournament Most Valuable Player in consecutive years.

Carter helped the Tar Heels win four ACC regular season titles, two ACC Tournament championships, and the 2015 ITA Indoor National Championship title. She was also the recipient of the 2017 Patterson Medal, the most prestigious athletic honor awarded in North Carolina.

Previously, Carter spent time on the coaching staff at Vanderbilt, North Carolina and Oklahoma State. Carter, one of the most awarded student-athletes in college tennis history, joins her alma mater after a stint as an assistant coach at Vanderbilt University.

The winningest player in ACC women's tennis history, Carter spent four seasons at North Carolina and earned seven ITA All-America honors (four singles, three doubles). She posted career highs of 168-25 in singles and 126-23 in doubles and led the Tar Heels to a four-year record of 123-14 and 53-3 in ACC regular season play.

About the UNC

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, also known as UNC, is a public university in Chapel Hill in the US state of North Carolina. Founded in 1789 at the start of George Washington's presidency, the institution began enrolling its first students in 1795, thereby claiming the title of one of the three oldest public universities in the United States.The first institution of higher learning in North Carolina, the school opened its doors to students on February 12, 1795.

The university offers degrees in more than 70 courses through 14 colleges and Colleges of Arts and Sciences.In 1951 North Carolina kicked off the desegregation process when African-American students were admitted under the direction of Dean Robert Burton House.

In 1952, North Carolina opened its first hospital, UNC Health Care, for research and disease treatment and has specialized in cancer research ever since.The institution's students, alumni, and sports teams are collectively known as the Tar Heels.

UNC has achieved notable successes in sports, particularly in men's basketball, where Michael Jordan played, in women's soccer and in women's field hockey.

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