Two of a Kind

 

We sat down with one of Carolina’s longest-tenured coaches, women’s soccer coach Anson Dorrance, and one of the newest, women’s basketball coach Courtney Banghart, to discuss what it means to be part of Tar Heel women’s athletics. 

The duo actually met at the very outset of Banghart’s coaching career, when she embarked on a quest to meet with as many high-profile women’s coaches as possible as part of her graduate work. One of those stops brought her to Chapel Hill to meet with Anson Dorrance.

On a whim, Banghart thought, “I’ll email Anson Dorrance and just see if he’ll answer me.” She was a soccer player growing up, and he is synonymous with soccer. Dorrance responded within a day and asked what time was good for me. It was so easy.” 

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