Please Post a Comment to Share Your Well Wishes with Coach Hatchell

Sylvia Hatchell 2013 BHOF Induction 2University of North Carolina women’s basketball head coach Sylvia Hatchell is temporarily stepping away from her on-the-court coaching responsibilities due to a recent diagnosis of leukemia.

“I am going to be involved in a treatment plan established by Dr. Pete Voorhees, medical oncologist, and his team from the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center,” says Hatchell.  “I have the utmost confidence in my doctors. There is a reason why UNC Lineberger ranks as one of the top cancer centers in the nation.

“I will remain very much involved with my team and day-to-day operations here at UNC and expect to return to my sideline responsibilities as soon as possible. My veteran staff and team will be well prepared and meet any challenges until my return. Don’t forget I am a Tar Heel woman!”

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Last month, Hatchell was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass. The 2013-14 season is Hatchell’s 39th as a collegiate head coach and her 28th with the Tar Heels. She has an overall record of 908-321, making her one of only three head coaches in women’s basketball to win 900 games. Hatchell currently stands second in all-time wins with 908 and is first among active coaches. She has led the Tar Heels to a 636-241 mark, won AIAW, NAIA and NCAA national championships, including the 1994 NCAA title with UNC, and claimed eight ACC Tournament titles.

Coach Hatchell is a long-time supporter of UNC Lineberger. Each year, Hatchell tends to her blueberry patch near Black Mountain, NC (pictured right). Pickers send money to UNC Lineberger on an honor system, based on how much they pick from the “pick your own” patch.

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284 Comments

  1. Jen
    Posted October 14, 2013 at 4:58 pm | Permalink

    Coach Hatchell, we are ALL on your team! You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  2. Scott Jones
    Posted October 14, 2013 at 5:00 pm | Permalink

    Get well soon Coach Hatchell. UNC Alumni

  3. Patrick Nash
    Posted October 14, 2013 at 5:20 pm | Permalink

    Dear Coach Hatchell,
    You are an inspiration to all. From your leadership role on the court to your generous gifts of time and talent to so many worthy causes. Especially Lineberger. I know that you and the Lineberger team now have a good game plan to beat this disease. All of this and the tarheel strength of spirit we share with you will carry you to victory. God speed.

  4. Deane Schweinsberg
    Posted October 14, 2013 at 5:50 pm | Permalink

    Coach Hatchell,
    Wishing you a speedy recovery. You are receiving care from the best there is!

  5. Nan Crawford
    Posted October 14, 2013 at 6:13 pm | Permalink

    Coach Hatchell,

    Your winning tarheel attitude is unmatched, and with the gifted Lineberger team, soon you will be sharing inspiring stories for other cancer patients to hear. Surround yourself with loving and caring family members and friends and keep exercising. You will win this battle.

    NVC

  6. Ronnie
    Posted October 14, 2013 at 6:16 pm | Permalink

    You are a great sister, coach, human being
    and I love you so much. Don’t ever give!!!!

  7. Josie Paton
    Posted October 14, 2013 at 6:37 pm | Permalink

    Thank you for all that You have meant to Lineberger,
    Carolina and Women’s Sports ! You are a true inspiration
    and in the thoughts and prayers of many. All best wishes.

  8. Susan
    Posted October 14, 2013 at 11:27 pm | Permalink

    Coach, I know you will be fighting this with all you’ve got. You are a competitor and you will do whatever needs to be done to beat this. My biggest hop, like you comes from an indefatigable faith in God! So,with the wonderful Lineberger team AND God on your side, you will prevail a winner again! Godspeed! I will be praying for you! SJA

  9. Ginny Ditzel/Jean Brown
    Posted October 14, 2013 at 11:29 pm | Permalink

    We felt the rush of air as the Tar Heel and WBB Families caught our collective breaths at the news of your stepping aside as coach. Feel our prayers for they are many and powerful. You will overpower this foe too! You are in GREAT hands at Lineberger. God Bless you and your family.

  10. Joe and Kim Adams
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 1:29 am | Permalink

    Coach Hatchell, just as you have taught our daughter and her teammates to HOLD THE ROPE, you better grab on and hold it too! We all need you to get well soon, we have a huge season ahead of us! You have millions praying for you, sending positive energy your direction and thinking of you every step of the way! You know where to find me if we can do anything to help our basketball family and of course if you need ANYTHING! Go get em coach! Faith Always, Joe and Kim Adams

  11. Martha & John Chandler
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 7:14 am | Permalink

    Our prayers are with you during this tough fight. We send our best to one of the greatest Tar Heels!

  12. Ellen de Graffenreid
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 8:21 am | Permalink

    It’s just like you, Coach Hatchell, as you face a big challenge you are still thinking of how to help others. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your team — at UNC Lineberger and in the basketball office. You’re in great hands.

  13. Dee Dee and Peter McKay
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 8:48 am | Permalink

    Coach Hatchell,
    As long time members of the UNC Lineberger CCC, we know that you are getting the very best care possible. We send our best wishes for a swift and complete recovery.
    Dee Dee and Peter McKay

  14. Marsha Matthews
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 9:14 am | Permalink

    Battle strong! You are in our prayers coach. Marsha,David and Gabriela Santiago

  15. Roberta Williams
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 9:29 am | Permalink

    As a recovering breast cancer patient and UNC graduate, I
    am honored to join everyone in “Holding the Rope” for you
    in this battle. You are such an inspiration and role model for so many. I know you will be getting the best of care at the UNC Lineberger CCC. Keep fighting, and know that you are in my thoughts and prayers as you embark on this journey.

  16. Rick and Patsy
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 10:15 am | Permalink

    Sylvia, please know our thoughts and prayers are with you! You are one terrific lady who has more fight than anyone else we know! May you be strengthened, supported and comforted by our gracious Lord. May His peace that surpasses all understanding surround you during this time of treatment. We love you and are here for you! Please let us know if we can do anything for you and/or your family. Stay strong and keep holding the rope!!

  17. Jackie McIntyre
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 11:20 am | Permalink

    Hi Coach Hatchell,

    Know that you are in my prayers for a complete healing! This momentary trial can’t compare to the glory to come! You are not alone in this journey! As an oncology nurse, I understand the journey ahead and I know that your faith, strength and courage will serve you well. I look forward to hearing your testimony when you have put this leukemia under your HEEL! #HoopPhi #holdtherope

  18. Angie
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 11:22 am | Permalink

    Thinking about you and praying for you daily!!! I’m here if you need anything!! HUGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  19. Joyce D.
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 11:38 am | Permalink

    Hey Coach!
    Sending thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery and healing! Know that you are surrounded with TONS of hugs, and daily prayers will be lifted from countless folks! We are all here for you because, well, that is what we do best….and because we ARE Tar Heels!!! So, as you have shared with so many…HOLD THE ROPE!!

  20. Charles G
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 11:55 am | Permalink

    Use that Huskie toughness and your undying faith to fight yet another battle. I know you will overcome this. We apprecciate the influence and guidance you provide for Cat. Let us know when you need a Diet Sundrop!

  21. Donald Lamonte
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 11:58 am | Permalink

    Never will forget the personal call you made to me to welcome into your basketball camp family. I thought, what is a Head Coach doing calling me. And then I met you, and soon realized that you want everyone to feel a part of the “brain washing” of Carolina pride, tradition and BLUE. My family and I wish you a God speedy recovery, love you. Donald and Tona

  22. Donald Lamonte
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 12:01 pm | Permalink

    Never will forget the personal call you made to me to welcome me into your basketball camp family. I thought, what is a Head Coach doing calling me. And then I met you, and soon realized that you want everyone to feel a part of the “brain washing” of Carolina pride, tradition and BLUE. My family and I wish you a God speedy recovery, love you. Donald and Tona

  23. Tiffany Anderson
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 12:15 pm | Permalink

    Coach Hatchell,
    The entire coaching fraternity is praying for you during this time. Praying for a full and quick recovery.

  24. Posted October 15, 2013 at 12:47 pm | Permalink

    Sylvia, I am praying for you and have been informed by friends that their churches are praying for you. You have touched so many lives and added value to them, they are eager to pray for you! May our Lord Jesus, bring you peace and healing!

  25. Tami Gilmer
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 12:51 pm | Permalink

    I’m sure you know GOD is always in control. You worked really hard at putting a group of believers around you, let go and let GOD now. Follow all the doctors orders and rest well and we will see you better then ever when you return. (MCL#20 cousin) We’ll be cheering you on!!!!!!!!

  26. Debbie Yow
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 12:51 pm | Permalink

    Sylvia, Thinking about you today, dear, and wishing for you a full recovery. Focus on getting well and know that I and many others are pulling for your return to robust health.

  27. Debbie Philyaw
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 12:54 pm | Permalink

    Prayers to Coach Hatchell, her family and her extended Tar Heel family during her time of treatment and healing. May God richly bless you.

  28. Ben Bruning
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 1:05 pm | Permalink

    Speedy recovery, Coach Hatchell. NC State fan here but no rival bigger than cancer. Be strong and you’ll beat this before you know it.

  29. David Britt
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 1:15 pm | Permalink

    Best of luck Coach from Wolfpack nation. Fight strong and emerge victorious!!

  30. Posted October 15, 2013 at 1:21 pm | Permalink

    Coach, I have been through some health issues of my own in the last year and I know how much the support of others means. We are all pulling for you and wish you a speedy recovery. On a personal note I thank you for always having time when I needed to speak with you. Best possible wishes.

  31. Chigger and Cookie Woods
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 1:30 pm | Permalink

    You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Our love to you

  32. Jacki S.
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 1:36 pm | Permalink

    You are in the thoughts and prayers of Tar Heels everywhere. Get well, Coach! We love you!

  33. Charles Miller
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 1:49 pm | Permalink

    Stay strong. Lots of people praying for you.

  34. Fred Garner and family
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 2:08 pm | Permalink

    Prayers and best wishes to you and your family Coach. We fully expect you to be on the side lines in the near future.
    God Bless you,
    Fred Garner, ’75

  35. Linda and Tommy McVey
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 2:09 pm | Permalink

    Sylvia, please know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. With God on your side you will be back on the court and back on the dance floor in no time. Prayers will continue. You will beat this. Your fans and shaggin’ buddies. Tommy is looking forward to “seeing” you on the dance floor soon.

  36. Meghan Austin
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 2:29 pm | Permalink

    Coach Hatchell, I just wanted to let you know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. You have done so much to prepare me for life that I wish there was something more I could do for you now. You have been a blessing to so many people and so many players. You have given us hope and strength through so many different things in life, so I am sending you strength, hope, love back to you now!

    Meghan Austin, ’08

  37. Nicolle Lemire
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 2:36 pm | Permalink

    Sylvia, please know that I am praying for you! How encouraging to know that the Great Healer is your Savior who loves you beyond all measure! And we love you too!

  38. Hal Hardison
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 2:37 pm | Permalink

    From a N.C State Fan, My thoughts and prayers are for your speedy recovery!! God Bless You and your family during this time!!

  39. TruthBKnown Returns
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 2:44 pm | Permalink

    Sorry to hear this sad news.

    Fight it, coach. You can beat this!

    Sincerely, TBKR

  40. Kathryn Albright Nielsen
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 2:45 pm | Permalink

    We are praying daily for your healing!

  41. Sheila Sanders
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 2:58 pm | Permalink

    Prayers and well wishes to you and your family and “Carolina Family” from the Sanders home.

  42. Christie Hitchcock
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 2:58 pm | Permalink

    My thoughts and prayers are with you, Coach Hatchell. I have so much admiration for you and you are the jewel in the crown of women’s basketball. I don’t know what type of leukemia you have but my father had 14 years of quality life after being diagnosed. You’re right about being in the best place for treatment. You have a great medical team and a huge team of supporters here in the Tar Heel Nation! Best wishes for a speedy recovery and God be with you!

  43. Dan Caston
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 3:02 pm | Permalink

    Was shocked to hear that news. Wishing you all the best in dealing with this challenge.

  44. Robert Siler
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 3:03 pm | Permalink

    Praying for your healing, God is the healer of all things. Stay in faith you will be back soon, better than you were before.

  45. Sharon Strachan
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 3:09 pm | Permalink

    Coach Hatchell remember GOD is able!!

  46. Betty Boham
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 3:12 pm | Permalink

    Wolfpack nation is praying for you, Coach Hatchell. In this battle against cancer, we are all on one team!

  47. Carol
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 3:12 pm | Permalink

    When it comes to beating cancer, we’re all on the same team! Good luck to you as you beat this! You’re in my thoughts and prayers.

  48. MERLIN C. VAUGHAN & FAMILY
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 3:29 pm | Permalink

    Coach Hatchell,
    My family and I will join many caring & believing individuals who are praying for your complete healing and your return to what you love doing most – making a positive impact in the lives of others. You have already overcome!!! :-D
    MV

  49. Jeff & Ellen Moore 78
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 3:30 pm | Permalink

    We have always been big fans or yours. We are pulling for you harder than we ever have before. Our thoughts and prayers are with you for a speedy recovery.

  50. Carol Dixon
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 3:41 pm | Permalink

    I’m confident in your strength, your care provider’s skill, the toughness of a team you inspire, and proud to be part of the Carolina Basketball extended family that supports all of you.

  51. Elliott Warnock
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 3:41 pm | Permalink

    Coach Hatchell, you’re one of the nicest people I’ve ever met, and you’re still a great competitor. I have faith that you can beat this.

  52. Jim Nichols
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 3:48 pm | Permalink

    May God bless you, your family and your team. We will all be praying and pulling for you through this fight.

  53. Staci Rosche
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 3:59 pm | Permalink

    Coach Hatchell, my family and I are long-time fans. You have our best wishes in your fight. Can’t wait to see you on the sidelines again soon!

  54. Terry Eubanks
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 4:04 pm | Permalink

    Hoping you get well soon and have a quick return to sidelines.

  55. Dana Baldwin
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 4:04 pm | Permalink

    No one deserves news like this, least of all you. I appreciate all that you give to women’s basketball and the excellent role-model you are for these young women. You are in the best of hands and have lots of people thinking and praying fpr you. I will miss seeing you at the games and will be following your progress with great interest and the very best wishes.

  56. Bonnie Rhodes
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 4:07 pm | Permalink

    Whispering prayers of hope and healing and knowing God will guide you and your doctors with healing hands.

  57. Kathy Wells
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 4:15 pm | Permalink

    Coach Hatchell….the entire Tarheel Nation is praying for a complete healing of this disease. We love you and appreciate all you have done for women’s basketball. May God continue to give you and your family strength for each day. We will be praying for you!!

  58. Cheryl Parker
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 4:22 pm | Permalink

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your team of Doctors. Carolina needs you on the sidelines and Eno Beach needs you shaggin’.

  59. Richard Harris
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 4:40 pm | Permalink

    Prayers for you and your family during your treatment and recovery .. Best Wishes

  60. Jamie Willoughby
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 4:47 pm | Permalink

    Coach Hatchell,
    Thanks for allowing me to work your camp several years ago. I have enjoyed getting to know you and seeing firsthand the fighter and determined woman you truly are. You and your family are in my thoughts and my prayers! God will lead you through this and allow you to be a living testimony for Him. Keep #holdingtherope thanks for the inspiration you have given me! Tarheel love!

  61. Linwood Long
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 4:47 pm | Permalink

    Coach Hatchell – Just wanted you to know even though you don’t know me that I’ll be praying for you. I’m asking God to heal you completely and to give the doctors wisdom as they treat you. You can rest in the fact that healing comes from God and that He will never leave you or forsake you!!!

  62. Lynette Mickle
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 4:49 pm | Permalink

    Praying for you Coach Hatchell. Keep the Faith!

  63. Jo Ann and Jim Harllee
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 4:51 pm | Permalink

    We sit directly across from your bench in Carmichael and we hardly ever miss a game. We are members of your Team Tempo boosters and we are going to cheer you on until you are fully back. Our thoughts and prayers. GO HEELS! GO COACH HATCHELL!

  64. Fred Mueller
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 5:04 pm | Permalink

    Best wishes Sylvia for a quick recovery.
    Fred and Jo Ann Mueller

  65. Irvie Bullock
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 5:04 pm | Permalink

    Hoping for a speedy recovery and good future health, Coach Hatchell! We love and pray for you. You’re a rock start, Coach Hatchell!! Go, Tarheels!!

  66. Dawn Bradley Cooper
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 5:05 pm | Permalink

    Coach Hatchell, as a former player of yours you taught me so much about mental and physical toughness. I appreciate and love you so much. You are a strong Tarheel woman and you will beat this. We are all praying for you and your continued strength and healing! HOOP-PHI 4Ever! Love, Dawn

  67. Louis Keith
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 5:17 pm | Permalink

    Dear Coach,
    Coach as I herd of your Cancer last night my heart sank. I will be the first to admit that I am a Wolfpack fan through and through. My daddy brought us up to know and believe we bleed red for a reason. That said Cancer does not know rivals. You taught all of NC that when Coach Yow got sick the last time. You stood by her and I want you to know that this State fan will keep you in my prayers. Kick this Disease in the rear end hard. I know all of NC will be behind you and in prayer.

    Louis

  68. David Fogle
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 5:20 pm | Permalink

    Sylvia,your Hunter Huss HS classmates wish you all of the best.
    Go Tar Heels! Go Fighting Huskies!

    Godspeed and God bless!
    David Fogle
    HHHS ’68
    UNC-CH ’72

  69. Joe & Cindy Xavier
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 5:20 pm | Permalink

    You are in our prayers and thoughts Coach! You’re a strong woman and we know you’ll fight this and win!

  70. Posted October 15, 2013 at 5:24 pm | Permalink

    Coach Hatchell, I am praying for your peace and joy during this time. Patience. God hears and heals.

  71. Darlene Cannon
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 5:29 pm | Permalink

    Coach Hatchell, just wanted to let you know that I’m praying for complete healing for you! Stay strong and know that there is absolutely nothing too hard for God!

  72. Nancy Branch
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 5:47 pm | Permalink

    Sylvia, I wish you the best for your treatment and recovery. You are in wonderful hands at Lineberger Cancer Center. I know. I’ve been treated there too. Get well soon so you can be with the team. Go Heels!

  73. Martha Graham
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 5:49 pm | Permalink

    Coach, the Tar Heel family is surrounding you, your family, your coaches, and your team with love and prayers for your swift recovery and return to the bench where you belong.

  74. Alvin and Norma HOLLAND
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 5:50 pm | Permalink

    Sylvia our heartfelt prayers go out to you. Your faith in our God is strong. He will definitely lift you up because we serve an Awesome God. I often think of one of your favorite scriptures Proverbs 3:5-6. Trust in the Lord. We love you and want to sit down sometime and look at my wedding pictures. Sylvia in a yellow long dress. 46 years ago

  75. Don Rust
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 5:53 pm | Permalink

    Coach Hatchell, Pam and I are praying for your speedy recovery, your return to dancing at Eno Beach and more days in the sun at Cherry Grove and Ocean Drive.
    Don Rust

  76. Sarah and Milam Wall
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 6:00 pm | Permalink

    Sylvia, Please know that Milam and I will keep you in our thoughts and prayers for your complete recovery. You are a fine example of perseverance and caring so those qualities will enfold you a million-fold as you work through this temporary set-back. With love sent.

  77. Sherri Clarke
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 6:07 pm | Permalink

    Dear Coach Hatchell,
    I can’t imagine how you must feel about now. We don’t always know why bad things happen in our lives but somehow we must find a way to trust God’s plan. Wonderful things have come out of pain and sadness in my life. That is my prayer for you. Circle the wagons and turn lemons into lemonade. God’s got this. Love, Sherri

  78. Kim Kennedy
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 6:10 pm | Permalink

    Sylvia, you are in our thoughts and prayers. We will also be praying for you as a group at our Small Group tonight. You are strong and you have the strength of the Lord with you always. Please let us know what we can do to help out in any way. Love to you, Sammy and Van.

  79. Jason Williams
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 6:14 pm | Permalink

    My prayers are with you on this fight. Hope you get well soon.

  80. Mark Simmons
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 6:19 pm | Permalink

    Coach…..you are an inspiration to us all!! You are in my thoughts and prayers!! We are all in this fight togetheR!!
    We shall conquer!! Go Heels!!

  81. Jeannette Alston.
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 6:22 pm | Permalink

    Coach (Mommy), I’m here for you through love, prayers, and spirit. I know you are a fighter because you were one of the ones who taught me to fight. LOVE YOU ALWAYS

  82. ron Fritts
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 6:31 pm | Permalink

    I was reading all the tweets from your former and current players. There’s a lot of love there, coach. Beat this thing!

  83. Sylvia Crawley Milbry
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 6:33 pm | Permalink

    You are in my thoughts & prayers daily! Hang in there. Keep the faith!! Love you!

  84. Tonya Mason
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 6:50 pm | Permalink

    Sending positive thoughts to Coach Hatchell … Beat this cancer!

  85. Posted October 15, 2013 at 6:57 pm | Permalink

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  86. Laura Barry
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 7:00 pm | Permalink

    Thinking about you Coach. Stay tough. Stay positive. You have so much love and support from all of your family and friends. We love you and want to help in any way :)

  87. Ronny and Julie Fisher
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 7:08 pm | Permalink

    Coach Hatchell,
    Just want you to know that Ronny and I will be praying for you. So grateful that you are a believer and that God “works ALL things together for good for those who love Him.” Praying that even through this trial, your faith will bring glory to Him.
    Love and prayers,
    Ronny and Julie Fisher

  88. Archie Biggs
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 7:10 pm | Permalink

    You are in my prayers coach.

  89. Will Fitzgerald
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 7:13 pm | Permalink

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Coach Hstchell. Love You. You are a class act.

  90. Ron and Sharon Kirby
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 7:19 pm | Permalink

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you coach. Stay positive, continue your winning ways, and come back soon !

  91. Ronny Bennett
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 7:23 pm | Permalink

    God Bless you and your entire family. I am a cancer survivor and so are you!! Take care and best wishes. Go Tar Heels!!

  92. Cindy Williams
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 7:49 pm | Permalink

    Coach, you have always been an inspiration to so many with your competitive spirit and fight. Those same qualities, along with the best medical team, will serve you well during this tough challenge. All of us are members of your team, sending healing thoughts and prayers your way each day. GO HEELS!!!

  93. Lisa Abernathy
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 7:53 pm | Permalink

    Sylvia, I am praying that you have peace and healing. I admire you for so many reasons but mostly for the faith that you so boldly share. We serve an awesome God that will certainly see you through. The whole Rhyne clan is behind you with love and prayers. Love you, Lisa

  94. Ray Holt
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 7:59 pm | Permalink

    Coach Hatchell,
    You are one of the strongest role models, and inspirations with your vigor, and zest for life! You care for so many others – we want you to know WE ALL care deeply for you!! I, along with so many others, am praying for you and your family during this most challenging time. May God lift you up and give you the strength to overcome this obstacle. God Bless you!!

  95. Michele Wilkinson
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 8:00 pm | Permalink

    Coach Hatchell I am a season ticket holder for the Lady Tar Heels and I will miss seeing you on the sidelines but I know that you will be back soon and until then Tar Heel Nation will be sending up many prayers for you and your family. And as your great friend Kay Yow once said ” When life kicks you let it kick you forward !! ” Coach you got this!!!!!

  96. Don Burton
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 8:10 pm | Permalink

    I will keep you in my prayers. May God Bless you and keep you well.

  97. Posted October 15, 2013 at 8:11 pm | Permalink

    Coach,
    Our family is praying for you during this time. I, however, know that God is in control and I know that He will deliver back to us healthy, refreshed and renewed. We are going to miss you this season. If I can do ANYTHING for you, please reach out to me. Caroline is a freshman at UNC this year, so I am in the area often. God bless you my friend.
    In Christ,
    John

  98. Leesa Wesley
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 8:14 pm | Permalink

    Coach Hatchell..I just heard the news and want you to know that there is not a doubt in my mind that I will be watching you coach from the floor before the end of this season. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. It has been a long time since those Francis Marion Lady Pat days….but those days will never be forgotten.

  99. Paul Baker
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 8:39 pm | Permalink

    Sylvia,
    You are definitely in our prayers. May the Lord strengthen you – His grace is sufficient!!

  100. Diane Collier
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 8:42 pm | Permalink

    Coach Hatchell everyone in the Collier and Washington family are praying for a speedy recovery. Stay strong as I know you will!!

  101. Kathy Philpott
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 8:56 pm | Permalink

    Lifting you up in prayer. Like Robin Roberts, you are an Overcomer!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8VoUYtx0kw

  102. Lynda Keith and Alex Miller
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 9:06 pm | Permalink

    Coach Hatchell,
    We’re praying for you. Stay strong, fight hard.

  103. Ralph & Karen
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 9:07 pm | Permalink

    Sylvie, You know we love you and we’re gonna be right there beside you, fighting with you all the way. When you get tired, we’ll help hold the rope. Love ya’
    Ralph & Karen

  104. Tony Kinsey
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 9:13 pm | Permalink

    Wishing you nothing but the best. Know that my spirit is with you thru it all. There is no doubt that with your spirit, will and the support of the Tar Heel nation behind you, this will only be a bump in the road. Your girls are waiting.

  105. l miller
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 9:14 pm | Permalink

    Wishing you a speedy recovery. Prayers for you.

  106. Emma
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 9:20 pm | Permalink

    I have been a Carolina fan since I was little. I have been to your Carolina Women’s Basketball since I was 8, but I’m 10 now. Every year I have soooooo much fun. I heard about your Leukemia on the news and I know you are a Christian. God is always with you and I will pray for you throughout my day. Prayer is a powerful thing.
    Phillipians 4:6
    Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

  107. Cathy
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 9:22 pm | Permalink

    Tar Heel Strong!

  108. Jennifer Hunter
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 9:28 pm | Permalink

    You have my family’s love and prayers for healing and recovery, Coach Hatchell. Hold onto your confidence because He is more than able to see you through!

  109. Ramona Long
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 9:29 pm | Permalink

    Wilshing you well. I know you have the spiritual strength to get through this. Praying for you and your family!

  110. Snapper Newman
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 9:36 pm | Permalink

    Get well coach , we all are behind you 100%

  111. john thacker
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 9:43 pm | Permalink

    I am a Life long Tarheel fan as so many are, so even though I have never met you I feel like you are family. My daughter attended several of your camps and thanks in part to you she is a Junior at Western Carolina University on a full basketball scholarship. My families thoughts and prayers are with you. We pray that God’s presence, peace and tranquility surround you each day and that he delivery you with one more victory.

  112. Rick & Linda Bivins
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 9:47 pm | Permalink

    Coach Hatchell,
    You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. We are optimistic you will beat this and will see you back on the dance floor and court soon. With love and hugs!

  113. Lisa Rivers
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 9:52 pm | Permalink

    Please know you will be in our daily prayers. Be strong, have faith and conquer!! You got this coach!

  114. Becky Greene
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 10:05 pm | Permalink

    Dear Coach,
    You,Sammy and Van are in our hearts and prayers. We appreciate your generous spirit and faith-filled life. We knew Catherine was in good hands as a part of the UNC basketball family. May The Lord bless you and keep you.

  115. Lora Owen
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 10:09 pm | Permalink

    Coach Hatchell
    Coach Hatchell, Keep fighting and hang in there. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers as you battle this disease. I think the world of you for all you have done for Carolina. I was there at Carolina in 1994 (my senior yr.) when you one the National Championship. We can’t wait til you are back on the sidelines, but for now please take care of yourself. God Bless You. Pulling and praying for you from Salisbury, N.C. You are loved by Tar Heels everywhere!
    Lora Owen
    UNC Class of 1994

  116. Janet Fearrington
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 10:14 pm | Permalink

    I know you are a woman of great faith Sylvia, so let me offer the following words of encouragement to you:
    “I don’t know what the future holds, but at the end of the day I know who holds my future.”
    And in the words of Robin Roberts mother: if life is a “mess”, make it a “message”.
    Peace & Blessings,
    Janet Fearrington

  117. Margo Shepard
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 10:28 pm | Permalink

    Coach Hatchell, you are facing a major life challenge and you have a lot of fans pulling for you. May your faith sustain you through this difficult time. God Bless
    Margo Shepard, BSBA 1978. Kansas City, Mo

  118. Glenn Gillen
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 10:29 pm | Permalink

    Coach, years ago I made a donation to the Lineberger Cancer Center in your name and you were kind enough to reply with a thank you note. You have the prayers and well wishes of Tar Heel Nation behind you. We look forward to having you coach for many years to come.

  119. Becky williamson
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 10:56 pm | Permalink

    Sylvia, Just from looking at these posts, I noticed many former players that you coached. We all love you and are placing you in God’s hands. I know that you will be back on the court soon, and I’ll still be cheering for you. See you in Nashville, at the Final 4.

  120. Earl Walters
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 11:18 pm | Permalink

    Sylvia,
    Just learned of your bump in the road from Ralph and the article in the Gazette.I am sorry to hear it but know that you and I both know and believe that the Lord has promised that he will never put more on us than we can bear not in our strength but his with that assurance and the prayers of all who love and the wonderful care that you are receiving at Lineberger Cancer Center I am confident you will be well soon.
    Phyllis and I will keep you in our prayers.
    Much Love
    Earl Walters

  121. Toni McIntosh
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 11:20 pm | Permalink

    Coach Hatchell,
    Sending prayers and best wishes your way. Your strength and courage are an inspiration to many. Keep looking up, knowing that He who holds your future also holds your hand! Be encouraged!

  122. Coach Rick Anderson
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 11:36 pm | Permalink

    Coach Hatchell
    On behalf of all of my teams at Mt Tabor that have came to your camp, we are uplifting you in our Prayers. You have always treated me like a family member. You made sure I was a welcome member of your Camp staff for so many years. I have all the faith that the Lord will take good care of you….and your strength will help you handle this setback. I Love you Coach Hatchell, and Never forget that and know I’m Praying for you.

  123. John Walker
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 11:41 pm | Permalink

    Coach, I’m so sorry to hear your diagnosis. I had a very very close friend of mine that I grew up with who ended up with a very aggressive form of leukemia. Unfortunately he never made it passed 4 weeks after being diagnosed. I hope and pray for your well beig and know you can beat this!! You’ve got an amazing fan base of support and family at the University behind you the whole way! Here’s to seeing you back on the bench coaching the Lady Tar Heels to a national championship!! GO TAR HEEL!!! “I’m a Tar Heel born, I’m a Tar Heel bred and when I did I’m a Tar Heel dead so it’s RAH RAH Carolina’ Lina RAH RAH Carolina’ Lina RAH RAH Carolina GO TO HELL DUKE!”

  124. Posted October 15, 2013 at 11:53 pm | Permalink

    Coach Hatchell,
    Many prayers are being lifted up for you, Sammy and Van during this trying time in your life but I also know that God is with you on your journey and He will be with you every step of the way and I know your faith is very strong. Will be looking forward when you are back on the sideline again coaching our Lady Heels! God Bless!

  125. Coach Alice Lyons
    Posted October 16, 2013 at 1:32 am | Permalink

    Coach Hatchell,
    I am so sorry to hear of your diagnosis, you and your family are in my prayers. God sent you my Jessica so you could take care of her doing her diagnosis. So your strength comes from knowing that if God can heal her he can heal you. You have walked these steps.
    with Jessica and you have the best supporting staff. Be bless and I will see you back on the sideline coaching the tarheels. I love you Coach Hathchell

  126. Alan Murray
    Posted October 16, 2013 at 5:25 am | Permalink

    Coach, please know that you are in my prayers. You should take comfort in knowing the The God that created this universe can and will take care of you. I look forward to seeing you back on the sidelines coaching your team to another national championship. Go Heels, and GO COACH!!! 1st Peter 5;6-7

  127. Ronnie Karanjia
    Posted October 16, 2013 at 6:59 am | Permalink

    Our thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery. Also, wishing comfort for your family

  128. Patti Dill
    Posted October 16, 2013 at 7:10 am | Permalink

    My prayers are with you during this difficult time. With your faith, strength, and all the prayers I know that you will be back soon!

  129. Jenny Williamson
    Posted October 16, 2013 at 8:04 am | Permalink

    I am a colon cancer surviver. My prayers are with you and your family. May God reveal himself to you in wonderous and mighty ways during your treatment and recovery. Can’t wait to see you back on our sideline coaching the game we love!
    Class of 1982, Jenny

  130. Charlotte Smith
    Posted October 16, 2013 at 8:15 am | Permalink

    I love you mama!!!

  131. Mike Waddell
    Posted October 16, 2013 at 8:20 am | Permalink

    If there was ever a person, in the history of the world, that was born to kick cancer in the backside it is you, the toughest, most determined person I know. This victory will be right up there with the national championships and the gold medals… EXPECT SUCCESS! Love you!

  132. PatT
    Posted October 16, 2013 at 8:30 am | Permalink

    Dear Coach-
    Waiting for the day we see you back at Carmichael! You’re our champion and we know you’ll win this one!

  133. Timothy Williams
    Posted October 16, 2013 at 8:38 am | Permalink

    Stay strong, I know you can get through this. If anybody can it’s you. The whole “Tarheel Nation” is rooting for you.

  134. Chad & Jenn Holbrook
    Posted October 16, 2013 at 8:40 am | Permalink

    Praying for you Coach Hatchell! As you know, we’ve also been down this road, and just like Reece, YOU WILL BEAT THIS, too! Keep your faith and know you have SO many people supporting you through this battle!
    Joshua 1:9

  135. Deborah and Tim Shields
    Posted October 16, 2013 at 8:41 am | Permalink

    Coach Sylvia, you have been in our thoughts and prayers since hearing the news. Not knowing you long personally, but knowing your history at UNC, there is no doubt in my mind this disease picked the wrong person. We are sitting at our same table at our favorite place in Cherry Grove waiting for you to walk back through the door with that always smile on your face……Faith will pull you through and remember…..you can’t keep a GREAT Tar Heel down!

  136. Reza Ardalan
    Posted October 16, 2013 at 8:41 am | Permalink

    I was a freshman when you won the National Championship…..get well soon because there’s another championship out there to be won!!

  137. Ruthe & Allan Waterfield
    Posted October 16, 2013 at 8:48 am | Permalink

    Sylvia, (We are Jason Beaulieu’s Dad and stepmom) We are praying for your full recovery; for strength and courage for the journey; and for peace in the battle that you find yourself in at this time. God is faithful, loving, powerful, and forever present. Fight on! We stand with you in your battle to a full recovery!

  138. Mary E.
    Posted October 16, 2013 at 8:50 am | Permalink

    The folks at Lineberger rock! This ride may not be a barrel of laughs, but it’ll make you an even stronger person! So, grab this monster by the ****s and shake it ’til it’s dead! GO YOU!!

  139. Wayne & Bessie Futrell
    Posted October 16, 2013 at 9:08 am | Permalink

    As fans watching you for years we feel you are a strong person and you have a fighting sprit. We can let you known you will be in our prays and thoughts. Hope to see you back at what you love and back on the side lines leading your team.

  140. David P
    Posted October 16, 2013 at 9:10 am | Permalink

    Hi Coach,
    Best wishes on a speedy recovery… we are all cheering for you!

  141. Allison
    Posted October 16, 2013 at 9:26 am | Permalink

    Get well soon, Coach Hatchell! We’re all rooting for you!

  142. Jessica Sell
    Posted October 16, 2013 at 9:31 am | Permalink

    Hi Coach Hatchell! I’m praying for you and know that God is a healer. In Matthew chapter 8 Jesus outlines that He is willing to heal all sickness & disease. You are a fighter and I pray your faith in God continues to grow! Much love.

  143. Fred Bookman
    Posted October 16, 2013 at 10:26 am | Permalink

    Hi Coach Hatchell, Met you at golf store in Myrtle Beach. Big fan. Wishing the very best in your fight. You can beat it.

  144. Posted October 16, 2013 at 10:40 am | Permalink

    Coach Hatchell, The whole South Pointe High School family wish you and your family a speedy recovery. GO HEELS.

  145. Kathy Pilkington
    Posted October 16, 2013 at 12:13 pm | Permalink

    I am cheering for you (just like I was cheering for the Tarheels in the arena at the Final Four in Boston and in Cleveland). We want you back on the court as soon as possible!

  146. Sandra Dean
    Posted October 16, 2013 at 12:21 pm | Permalink

    You can do it! Looking forward to seeing you back on the bench cheering your ladies on. Get well soon!

  147. Kathy and Luke Marlowe
    Posted October 16, 2013 at 12:38 pm | Permalink

    Know how much we love you and are praying for you. You are the best, and I know that God has great plans for you.

  148. Judie H
    Posted October 16, 2013 at 12:59 pm | Permalink

    Coach Hatchell, Keeping you & family in my prayers. I am a 13 year survivor having cancer 4 times…..I know that I am blessed….I tell everyone that there are 2 things you need to have…..Trust in God and a good sense of humor
    GO HEELS

  149. Gordon Grubb
    Posted October 16, 2013 at 1:19 pm | Permalink

    Coach Hatchell, as Chair of the UNC-Lineberger Board of Visitors, I want to tell you that we are all keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. You have done so much for UNC-Lineberger over the years including your great blueberry patch, and we want you to know that we are here for you and know you will be getting the best care possible.

  150. Dianne Glover
    Posted October 16, 2013 at 2:45 pm | Permalink

    Sylvia, Danny and I are praying, daily, for you, Sammy, Van, and the rest of your family during this horrible time in your lives. Never has there been a better friend, a better role model, nor woman more determined to win than you, and you will beat this terrible foe. You have inspired a nation, both on and off the court, and your faith, family and friends will see you through this fight. We love you dearly.

  151. Wanda & Geno Yow
    Posted October 16, 2013 at 3:19 pm | Permalink

    Syliva, You are in mine and Geno’s prayers. I am sending an e-mail out for more prayers for your complete recovery. I know that we will be watching you on that bench before we know it. Looking forward to seeing you here at the beach too. Love you…

  152. Laine
    Posted October 16, 2013 at 3:34 pm | Permalink

    “I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion…” Phil. 1:6.
    We love you. You are in my prayers daily.

  153. Kim
    Posted October 16, 2013 at 3:36 pm | Permalink

    Prayers for a speedy recovery. May God bless you and your family as you fight this monster we call cancer!

  154. Jon Glass
    Posted October 16, 2013 at 3:41 pm | Permalink

    Sylvia, we are praying for you, Sammy, and Van. May the Great Physician be by your side daily. We pray that God will grant you a sense of His presence each moment of the day.

  155. Big T
    Posted October 16, 2013 at 4:16 pm | Permalink

    Coach there are honestly no words right now. I love you so much. Thank you for who you are to me! Thank you for sacrifice and thank you for guidance.

    I love you…. Big Ole Big T Hug!

  156. Catherine Greene
    Posted October 16, 2013 at 4:24 pm | Permalink

    My heartfelt prayers go out to one of my greatest mentors – Coach Hatchell. Words can’t express how much she has influenced and helped me throughout the last nine years! She’s always been a fighter and that will get her through this. However, she should know that she doesn’t have to fight this battle alone. Our women’s basketball family will hold the rope with her! My prayers are with her, Sammy, Van and the entire Carolina Women’s Basketball program.

    Catherine Greene ’08

  157. Dr. A.C. Williams
    Posted October 16, 2013 at 5:02 pm | Permalink

    Know you will hang in there and win this battle. Am counting on seeing you back on the hardwood soon…….dance floor and basketball court.

  158. Mac & Linda
    Posted October 16, 2013 at 5:05 pm | Permalink

    Hey Sylvia….Just wanted you to know how much you are in our thoughts and prayers. With your determination, toughness and worth ethic you will overcome this obstacle in your life. Please know you are loved by many and Me and Linda are two that love you dearly. Stay tough, do what the doctors say and fight like hell. Hope to see you soon!
    We love you! Mac & Linda Childers

  159. Bob Myrick
    Posted October 16, 2013 at 5:12 pm | Permalink

    Prayers and good thoughts going your way in bunches from N.Myrtle Beach, SC. We all love you!
    Bob and Mary Lynn Myrick

  160. Beaver & Ann Greenway
    Posted October 16, 2013 at 6:49 pm | Permalink

    Your family at the Church of the Lost & Found is praying hard for perfect healing and look forward to seeing you soon. We’re praying for Sammy as well, and want you to call if you need anything. Like you, we are all leaning on Him. Love and God bless you, Beaver and Ann Greenway.

  161. Jessica Barr-Dennis
    Posted October 16, 2013 at 7:15 pm | Permalink

    Coach Hatchell, sending many prayers your way! It is may prayer that God grants you the strength to fight this battle!! You’re a winner and a fighter so when it’s all said and done you will have an amazing story to tell! God bless you!

  162. Lopaz & Jennifer Evans
    Posted October 16, 2013 at 9:56 pm | Permalink

    Praying for you always and if you need me you know I will be there no matter the hour. Much love to you for you are covered by the blood. I can’t wait for the report of the LORD….We Love You

  163. Judy Stroud
    Posted October 16, 2013 at 10:09 pm | Permalink

    Prayer warriors are everywhere lifting you up in prayer. You are an amazing woman, leader, mentor, coach, friend and most of all a Christian role model to so many over the years and especially to me! Please know how much you are loved and that God is carrying you through this time in your life. He is using this as a platform that you may continue to lift him up. Be strong and courageous as it states in Joshua 1:7

  164. Jill Suddreth
    Posted October 16, 2013 at 10:16 pm | Permalink

    Coach, THANK YOU for recruiting me years ago and for allowing me to be part of the UNC Women’s BBALL family. My family is praying hard for you and know you are in the best hands possible. . .the hands of our Lord and Savior. And I know that Daddy is in heaven talking to our heavenly father about your healing, peace and comfort. You’re a fighter if I’ve ever known one, so keep the faith. . .I know you will beat this thing and be back on the court soon enough. Much love to you my dear Coach and friend. Jill and Mary Suddreth

  165. Tuccoa Brackett
    Posted October 16, 2013 at 10:24 pm | Permalink

    Hey Coach, this is Tuccoa, Judy’s niece. Just wanted to let you know that I love you and you are in my thoughts and prayers. Can’t wait to see you back out on the floor. Keep fighting!

  166. Gene and Nancy Pope
    Posted October 16, 2013 at 10:29 pm | Permalink

    You being diagnosed with Leukemia is like grabbing a tiger by the tail. You are one of the strongest people that we know and are certain you will be well and back at it again soon. We are praying for you and a speedy recovery. As always we are here if we can help you with anything! May God bless you on this journey and thank you for being the great person you are. We love you!

  167. S. F. Jones Class of '90
    Posted October 16, 2013 at 10:42 pm | Permalink

    Praying for your speedy recovery Coach Hatchell! I’ll miss ya at the games. Peace and love.

  168. Mary Moye hinds lowe
    Posted October 16, 2013 at 11:25 pm | Permalink

    Coach sending prayers and thoughts your way. Hope to see you on the sidelines soon. As my 26 month old granddaughter says “go heels”. All the best to you Mary Moye

  169. Ron & Sharon Williamson
    Posted October 17, 2013 at 4:00 am | Permalink

    A Note to Sylvia,
    You, Sammy, and Van are very special! Sharon and I pray that our Heavenly Father will give you all the added grace that He provides to His children during times here on earth like you are experiencing. We are convinced that your faith will provide the victory that is needed.

  170. Doug and Kathy Cox
    Posted October 17, 2013 at 4:42 am | Permalink

    Sylvia, you are in our thoughts and prayers. We wish you a speedy and complete recovery.

  171. Marilyn and Jerry Burrage
    Posted October 17, 2013 at 9:05 am | Permalink

    Sylvia
    We are praying for your full recovery and know with your will power, we will see you on the court real soon. Most especially, we are looking forward to seeing you at the beach. Well wishes from Jerry(your favorite Duke fan) and Marilyn.

  172. Luis Gonzalez
    Posted October 17, 2013 at 9:33 am | Permalink

    Coach.
    I’m praying for your quick recovery and hope to have you back screaming at us soon!!

    Luis Gonzalez

  173. Dawn Turner
    Posted October 17, 2013 at 9:34 am | Permalink

    Coach Hatchell -lifting you up in prayers from the Big South Conference office. Lots of FMC/FMU alumni praying for you and a lot of love being lifted to you. Looking forward to seeing you back on the court! Keep believing!

    Dawn

  174. Wesley Dean
    Posted October 17, 2013 at 9:37 am | Permalink

    Coach Hatchell my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family both on and off the court Looking forward to seeing you in the sidelines again real soon. Best wishes

  175. Janet Cone
    Posted October 17, 2013 at 9:41 am | Permalink

    Sylvia,
    The UNC Asheville Bulldogs and I have you and your family in our prayers and thoughts. Looking forward to seeing you on the bench and back in the mountains of NC soon.

  176. Nita Peck
    Posted October 17, 2013 at 9:42 am | Permalink

    Sylvia, we are praying daily that you will be sustained by His grace and healing power.

  177. Annette Alston
    Posted October 17, 2013 at 9:44 am | Permalink

    “singing a song of thanksgiving and telling of all your wonders.” Psalms 26:7 This is like a speed bump in the road. When we look to God and believe and trust in his words, when the speed bumps come we can still rejoice and tell of God’s goodness. Some of our speed bumps are small and some are large. Still know that He is God and nothing is impossible with Him. Love you and can’t wait to see you working out again and telling me how strong you are getting. Like the old days, a peep in your door to see how you are doing. :-)

  178. Lawson & Lisa Newton
    Posted October 17, 2013 at 10:06 am | Permalink

    Sylvia: Please know that Lisa and I are praying for you and the family as well as the UNC basketball family. You serve as such a wonderful role model for Christians associated with athletics as well as those outside the “athletic world”. This situation provides yet another opportunity for your continuing testimony. As you start this journey toward complete healing, “trust in the Lord and lean not unto your own understanding”. This has served you well your entire life. That path, your faith and all our continued prayers will bring victory….something about which I dare say you are familiar! It won’t be long until you are back on the sidelines and back at the beach stepping out to that good ole beach music! Our best!

  179. Todd Steelman
    Posted October 17, 2013 at 10:52 am | Permalink

    Coach Hatchell…please know that you are loved and appreciated by our family for the way you’ve impacted our lives. You made us part of the Tar Heel family, and we are always grateful for that! We are praying for your strength, for the doctor’s wisdom, and for a speedy recovery…looking forward to seeing you on the sidelines again SOON!!

  180. Johnny Ross
    Posted October 17, 2013 at 11:28 am | Permalink

    Sylvia: Wow…even though you had shared with Rhea and me about your white blood count issue, we were stunned to get the word about leukemia. You have been so faithful to stay in touch with me in recent days about my hip replacement even with your call last Thursday before practice. I cotinue to make good progress; now it is time to petition the Great Physician for your quick and complete recovery. Your life is an example of giving to others…now it is time for you to receive that same kind of love and prayers from your many friends! Therefore, be assured of our love and prayers for you, Sammy, and Van as you fight with all your energy to defeat this invasion of your body! We love you! Johnny and Rhea Ross

  181. Cindy and Mike Campbell
    Posted October 17, 2013 at 11:49 am | Permalink

    Sylvia, lots of love and prayers are being sent to you from the beach. We love you and are planning to have our neighbors back very, very soon.

  182. Audrey Rabb
    Posted October 17, 2013 at 12:15 pm | Permalink

    Sylvia,
    You are in our thoughts and prayers in Gastonia.
    You are a winner and you will win this battle too! Get lots of rest and keep fighting the good fight. We all love you so much and look forward to seeing you well next summer!

  183. Brenda Frese
    Posted October 17, 2013 at 12:22 pm | Permalink

    Sylvia-
    On behalf of our entire team & program here at Maryland we are thinking of you! We know what a fighter you are and you will beat this. Lots of hugs & prayers coming your way.

  184. Latoya Taylor
    Posted October 17, 2013 at 12:31 pm | Permalink

    Coach, you are in my thoughts and prayers. God is a healer stay in encouraged he will show himself worthy threw you. I’m so excited for you share how God healed you completely.

  185. Jennifer Rezac
    Posted October 17, 2013 at 12:58 pm | Permalink

    Coach, we are all pulling for you! Keep up the good fight and we know you will beat this! You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  186. Claude Collins
    Posted October 17, 2013 at 12:59 pm | Permalink

    To my carolina girl my prayers are with you.

    Claude C

  187. Phil & Susan Duncan
    Posted October 17, 2013 at 2:56 pm | Permalink

    Dear Sylvia,
    Susan and I are very to learn of your illness. We just want you to know that our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family during these difficult days. Please be aware that many people are sending you their love and support.

  188. Norma Jones
    Posted October 17, 2013 at 4:28 pm | Permalink

    We will continue to pray for your strength and recovery during this time. Always know, Love and support are all around you.

  189. YVETTE MCKINNEY
    Posted October 17, 2013 at 5:02 pm | Permalink

    MANY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. YOUR STRENGTH AND FAITH WILL CARRY YOU.

  190. Jerry M Burrage
    Posted October 17, 2013 at 6:12 pm | Permalink

    From Your #1 Duke Friend!! God Bless And You Are In Our Thoughts And Prayers!!!JUST DO IT!!! LOL

  191. jimbo
    Posted October 17, 2013 at 6:50 pm | Permalink

    you are my favorer coach to watch ever. so I just wane my thoughts and prayers go to you . I love my tarheels so keep the fight up I hope to see you back on the sideline soon .

  192. Alice Creed
    Posted October 17, 2013 at 7:30 pm | Permalink

    Coach Hatchell, I heard of your illness and was very saddened at the news. Please know I am one of many in God’s Army going to Him on your behalf, praying for your complete healing and restoration. You are a special person who has touched many!!! Keep the faith, lean on your family, hold your head up and get well quickly so that you can give God all the glory in what will be an awesome testimony!!! God Bless!

    Alice

  193. Lynda Flynn
    Posted October 17, 2013 at 7:44 pm | Permalink

    I saw this on the news a few days ago and wondered if you are Wanda Yow’s friend. I just heard from Wanda saying you are a freind. I want you to know that many people in N Myrtle Beach are thinking about you and hoping for a speedy recovery.

  194. rhonda stewart aavang
    Posted October 17, 2013 at 8:57 pm | Permalink

    Sylvia, you are in my heart felt prayers. I am so proud to know you and your family. You mean so much to West Gastonia and beyond. I loved your mama dearly and thankful to have known her and she has instilled her strength in you. You got this girl.

  195. Dean Wood
    Posted October 17, 2013 at 9:01 pm | Permalink

    Get well soon. Your Huskie friends are praying for you and we love you.

  196. Phyllis Howell Hoosier
    Posted October 17, 2013 at 9:17 pm | Permalink

    Sylvia, I have faith in your physicians who are caring for you, I have faith in you because I know you are strong, and I have faith in God for healing. All of your fellow Huskies and fellow Tarheels are praying for you and confident that you will win this game! Love you!

    Phyllis Howell Hoosier
    HHHS 1969

  197. Carla Fulton
    Posted October 17, 2013 at 9:54 pm | Permalink

    Coach, I haven’t stopped praying for you. You have the spirit of a fighter with tremendous courage and determination. And with your firm faith in God, you are unstoppable. Know that you have the support and love of countless individuals. Keep your chin up! We are here for you. I love you!

  198. John Gambrell
    Posted October 17, 2013 at 10:23 pm | Permalink

    Coach,

    We mentioned you in prayer meeting last night
    Praying for you, Sammy and Van
    You have been added to our Prayer List
    Is. 40:30, 31; Jer.29:11; Matt. 19:26; Phil. 4:13

  199. Wes Moore
    Posted October 17, 2013 at 11:31 pm | Permalink

    Sylvia,
    I just want you to know that ALL of us with NC State Women’s Basketball have you in our thoughts and prayers. You are a WINNER, and I know that same competitive spirit will come shining through in this situation as well. God bless, and we’ll see you on the court SOON!

  200. Tom and Marsha Lineberger
    Posted October 18, 2013 at 12:02 am | Permalink

    Sylvia and family,
    We want to send our love and prayers to you all! We know what a close family you have. You have made us all feel like extended family over the years! Our Father has had His hand on your life all these years and that is evident. I know He will direct your path during these days also! Know that you are loved!

  201. Dee Dee Gaddy
    Posted October 18, 2013 at 9:20 am | Permalink

    Praying for you Coah Hatchell and your family. You are a very strong woman. You are the best coach ever! This is just a bump in the road of life. God is not finished with you! Keep the faith! Love You.

  202. Carol Meegan
    Posted October 18, 2013 at 9:48 am | Permalink

    You have been in my prayers the second I heard. Be strong and know you are loved by many.

  203. John Maguire
    Posted October 18, 2013 at 10:02 am | Permalink

    You are in our thoughts and prayers. Get well soon. You know that you if you, Sammy or Van need anything your Yankee Family are with you.

  204. frankie griffin
    Posted October 18, 2013 at 10:34 am | Permalink

    lifting you up everyday to the LORD. you are a child of the most high GOD and you were custom made by the creator of the universe, so the scripture i have for you today is exodus 23:25-26 Lord you have blessed my food and water and have taken sickness away form me. Therefore i will fulfill the number of my days in health. get well soon. you have the great spirit of faith. love, frankie griffin

  205. Brenda Porte
    Posted October 18, 2013 at 11:25 am | Permalink

    Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family throughout your treatments.

  206. ron hartsell
    Posted October 18, 2013 at 2:16 pm | Permalink

    Hey. Know that I love you very much and my prayers are with you. P.S. Don’t kick me out of the swimming pool! {Wesley Acres}

  207. Stacy Edwards Outlaw
    Posted October 18, 2013 at 3:16 pm | Permalink

    Sylvia, please know that my thoughts & prayers are with you & I have full confidence that you will overcome this & come out stronger!

  208. kathrine flaten oliver
    Posted October 18, 2013 at 5:40 pm | Permalink

    Hi coach, my prayers and well wishes are with you. My mom was able to get over this and I know you will as well, being the strong women you are. My mother wishes you well, too.

  209. Kathy Jones
    Posted October 18, 2013 at 9:06 pm | Permalink

    Jimmy and I will be praying for you and your family. We have been through cancer treatments 3 times with our daughter and she is a living miracle. Be strong with a good attitude. Lots of prayers will get you through. God is good.

  210. Greg Glovee
    Posted October 19, 2013 at 7:05 am | Permalink

    Get Well Soon Sylvia, praying for you!

  211. Cristin Maguire
    Posted October 19, 2013 at 9:41 am | Permalink

    Sending prayers and love from New York!

  212. Lauren Holtkamp
    Posted October 19, 2013 at 11:45 am | Permalink

    My thoughts and prayers are with you for a full recovery, Sylvia.

  213. Posted October 19, 2013 at 4:17 pm | Permalink

    Praying for you for a good recovery, love Judy, H.Lee’s sister.

  214. Jamie Willoughby
    Posted October 19, 2013 at 7:21 pm | Permalink

    Coach Hatchell, continued prayers going up for you and your family. God has great things in store for you and is using your life as an example to others. Stay strong and follow the Drs. orders. #beatleukemia

  215. Sandy and Roger Watson
    Posted October 19, 2013 at 9:04 pm | Permalink

    Dearest SYLVIA and SAMMY,
    Our PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU BOTH AND WE ARE WALKING IN YOUR SHOES. WE KNOW THAT GOD WILL LEAD YOU AND HOLD YOU IN THE PALM OF HIS HANDS.
    KEEP YOUR FAITH STRONG AND KNOW THAT THE MANY FRIENDS THAT LOVE AND CARE ABOUT YOU ARE FIGHTING HARD FOR YOUR SPIRITS TO REMAIN HIGH AND YOUR FIGHT TO BE HARD. WE HAVE OUR HALL OF FAME FRIEND
    IN OUR HEART AND PRAYERS FOR A COMPLETE HEALING. We are WITH YOU ALL THE WAY. HANG TOUGH! AND FIGHT HARD KEEPING YOUR FAITH STRONG NO MATTER WHAT. LOVE YOU.

  216. Kathy Streeter Morgan
    Posted October 19, 2013 at 10:10 pm | Permalink

    Ray and I have thought of you, Sammy and Van everyday since your diagnosis and pray for your healing as we pray for mine. I have been wearing one of your t-shirts everyday to keep you #1 on my prayer list. You are so positive and have such strong faith to carry you through this. Keep fighting the good fight like I know you can.

  217. Tommy Bradley
    Posted October 20, 2013 at 11:38 am | Permalink

    Sylvia, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family each and every day. I know the courage, competitive spirit and awesome determination you have displayed throughout your life and career, and the tremendous faith you have in the Lord, will carry you through. With the love, support and prayers of so many who love you, YOU WILL WIN THIS FIGHT!-MATTHEW 18: 19-20

  218. Mark Hovis
    Posted October 20, 2013 at 2:41 pm | Permalink

    Sylvia, we are very proud of you. Tammy and I are praying for you alone with my church. Your strength, hope and healing is in the Christ. Our God is faithful. Jer. 29:11-12, Lam. 3:23-24

  219. Kathy Saunders
    Posted October 20, 2013 at 6:34 pm | Permalink

    Sylvia, You are in my prayers and get well soon!! Remember strength comes from God and he is always with us holding us up with his strength!!!!!!!!

  220. Teresa Inman
    Posted October 20, 2013 at 7:49 pm | Permalink

    Coach Hatchell, The Junior League of Winston-Salem was motivated and inspired by your recent visit! We will hold the rope for you! We wish you a speedy return to the court!

  221. Dean & Libby Mabry
    Posted October 20, 2013 at 8:23 pm | Permalink

    Sylvia, you have been and will be in our prayers. We know the Lord will bring you through this a stronger person than you have been. Remember, UBC is holding the rope for you. Take time to rest and relax while getting treatment–your best work is still ahead. Love you.

  222. Pam Greenlee
    Posted October 20, 2013 at 8:52 pm | Permalink

    Sylvia,
    Mama, Daddy and Tim and I are praying for you. You have always been an inspiration to me. It’s time we step up
    and encourage and support you.
    You will beat this and I’m holding the rope strong for
    you. I can do all things through Him who strengthens
    me. Phill 4:13. Love Thoughts and Prayers,
    I love You!
    Pam Greenlee

  223. Terry Swayney
    Posted October 20, 2013 at 8:55 pm | Permalink

    Sylvia,
    You are in my thoughts & prayers.

  224. Jimmy and Linda Greenlee
    Posted October 20, 2013 at 8:57 pm | Permalink

    Sylvia,
    You are in our thoughts and prayers. May all the good
    you have done for others come back to you over and over
    and over again (thousands times thousands of times).
    Our Love,
    Jimmy and Linda Greenlee

  225. Jimmy and Linda Greenlee
    Posted October 20, 2013 at 9:04 pm | Permalink

    Sylvia,
    You are in our thoughts and prayers. May all that
    you have given to others come back to you (thousands
    times thousands).
    We Love You,
    Jimmy and Linda Greenlee

  226. Coach Blyther
    Posted October 20, 2013 at 10:05 pm | Permalink

    Coàch Hatchell, My Prayers goes out to You and Your Family. May God Hands Reach out to you in Ways That you See Fit . I know The Lord Is Your Light and Your Salvation. Wait on The Lord Be Of Good Courage And He Shall Strengthen Thine Heart. All The Paths Of The Lord Are Mercy And Truth.Trust in The Lord like I know you Always Do And Everything Will Be Alright.. It’s All God ..May God Bless Your Team And Staff Members. We Love You Coach Hatchell

  227. Posted October 21, 2013 at 7:27 am | Permalink

    Sylvia,
    Please know you are in our prayers as you face this difficult challenge. Our son-in-law overcame this dreaded disease and so can you. Your strong faith will rule. Take comfort in Jeremiah 30:17. “For I will restore health unto thee, and I will heal thy wounds, saith the Lord” Your family at Cresset loves and misses you.

    Richard and Alice Wright
    Cresset Baptist Church

  228. Alison Moore
    Posted October 21, 2013 at 11:52 am | Permalink

    Coach-No one more courageous than you to kick this in the rear! This will only be something that will “kick you forward”!
    To quote your dear friend Kay, “I had zero control over getting cancer, but I have 100 percent control over how I will respond to dealing with cancer.” Wishing you a speedy recovery, we are ALL pulling for you!

  229. Jaimie
    Posted October 21, 2013 at 2:18 pm | Permalink

    Coach Hatchell, I can’t express how honored I am to work under your legendary leadership. I am truly rooting for you to defeat cancer and come back better and stronger than ever! I send you deepest prayers and thoughts from me and my family!

  230. Posted October 21, 2013 at 3:46 pm | Permalink

    Sylvia,

    I am lifting you up my friend each and every day. If I looked up the word “fighter” in the dictionary, your name would pop up. You are an inspiration to me and many others. Peace be with you. Love ya, Betsy Blose

  231. Carol Oakley
    Posted October 21, 2013 at 4:10 pm | Permalink

    Coach Hatchell, just want you to know that we are still praying for you. We know what a fighter and an inspiration you are to everyone around you. Please let me know if THERE is anything we can do for you.
    Love and prayers!

  232. Roger Mathis
    Posted October 22, 2013 at 8:47 am | Permalink

    Praying for you this morning. God has the rope, too. His hand is able. My family’s love to you.

  233. Lance Underwood
    Posted October 22, 2013 at 9:03 am | Permalink

    Hi Coach Hatchell-
    Sending warm thoughts of healthy healing your way. Your strength, courage, and fighting determination are immeasurable.
    Much love,
    Lance Underwood

  234. susan yow
    Posted October 22, 2013 at 11:12 am | Permalink

    Coach:

    Praying for you daily. God has a plan and it is bigger than you or I could imagine. He is going to use this time in your life in a mighty way. Lean on Him, and allow Him to take control, He has a lot more “good” in store for you! May God give you His strength to preserver through this difficult time and bring Glory to Him. Loves & Prayers,
    S Yow

  235. Brian Holman
    Posted October 22, 2013 at 11:56 am | Permalink

    Coach, Everyone over at Men’s lacrosse is praying for and thing about you. Stay strong, pray well, and pray hard. We will stay in touch. God Bless.

  236. LaQuanda Barksdale Quick
    Posted October 22, 2013 at 10:30 pm | Permalink

    I’ve never been a woman of many words. So I’ll simply say, “I Love You, Coach” Within those few words, I hope that you can feel the infinite amount of admiration and respect that I have for you. Stay strong!

  237. Jane Hogan
    Posted October 23, 2013 at 1:52 pm | Permalink

    Two versus: Deuteronomy 33:12 Let the Beloved of the Lord rest secure in Him, For He shields her all day long, and the one the Lord loves rests between His shoulders.
    Nehemiah 8:10 The joy of the Lord is your strength!
    Sylvia may you and your family find strength, rest, and peace in Him as your heal. We are praying for you.

  238. Nancy Wilson
    Posted October 23, 2013 at 4:28 pm | Permalink

    Sylvia, you are heavy on my mind. You, Sammy and Van are in my prayers.

  239. MC - "The Voice of Choice"
    Posted October 23, 2013 at 4:42 pm | Permalink

    Coach Hatchell this is Mike Copeland “MC” The Voice of Choice for NC Women’s Basketball. I wanted to let you know that I am on your team and pulling and praying hard for your recovery. I wrote you a poem because that is what I do best. I hope you like it and I hope it brings a smile to your face. Stay strong and hold that rope……..

    Life is a game we all must play until our skills diminish
    Do our best every day all the way to the finish
    Sometimes the ball goes out of bounds – It slips right through our hands
    Thats when we must call on God to help us understand
    Theres nothing on this planet that our great God can’t do
    He creates miracles every day and he’s got one just for you
    Theres no need to be discouraged and theres no time to mope
    The time has come to be encouraged and hold on to his rope
    Heavenly Father up above – King of all the lands
    Shower Coach Hatchell with your love and hold her tightly in your hands
    Hold her closely to your heart Lord – so that she will know
    Squeeze her tight – day and night – and never let her go
    You don’t need to worry – because you can’t slide down the slope
    When you standing with The Lord – just hold on to on his rope
    You just have to pray it – no need to make a sound
    The Lord our God will pick you up and never let you down.

    Much Love & Respect

    Mike Copeland “MC”

  240. Cheryl Bradshaw
    Posted October 23, 2013 at 9:30 pm | Permalink

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and your medical team. Never give up!
    Nancy Dellinger,, Lester & Cheryl Bradshaw

  241. Lynn Hecht
    Posted October 24, 2013 at 8:36 am | Permalink

    We just found out that Dad has Colon Cancer. It’s a devastating blow. Prayers are with you as you begin to fight this battle. I’ve seen you coach and know you are a tough fighter. Know you have a family of Carolina supporers praying for you. Oops, that’s wrong, you have Duke, State and a whole lot of other fans out there praying for you.

  242. Cindy Atkins
    Posted October 24, 2013 at 12:03 pm | Permalink

    Coach Hatchell – my prayers are with you, Sammy and Van. I pray for continued strength and courage for you and your family.

  243. Tim Greenlee
    Posted October 24, 2013 at 9:40 pm | Permalink

    Sylvia,
    Thinking of you and your family family during your time of need. You are an inspiration and role model for us all.
    Tim Greenlee

  244. Jean Law
    Posted October 25, 2013 at 8:08 am | Permalink

    Continuing to pray for good test results. Sammy said 2 came back good but waiting for the 3rd. Christy Suits sends prayers your way. I am forwarding emails I get at camp office. Keep fighting.

  245. Robin & Mike Harris
    Posted October 26, 2013 at 12:03 pm | Permalink

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. We are pulling for you and hope to see you on the court and dance floor very soon.

  246. Lisanne Mathis
    Posted October 27, 2013 at 2:43 pm | Permalink

    Thoughts and prayers being sent to you for a speedy recovery!Barbara Anne Coley Hagen

  247. TOMMY CAIN
    Posted October 28, 2013 at 8:49 am | Permalink

    Coach my prayers are with you for a speedy recovery and return to the sideline. Been an Aleisha Gray fan and now that she is a Tarheel, I am even a bigger Tarheel fan. God speed Coach

  248. Barb Kucharczyk
    Posted October 28, 2013 at 11:10 am | Permalink

    Coach Hatchell, this is Barb, Ruth Magher’s niece. Am sure you must feel the power and positive energy flowing your way from around the basketball world. I am also sure that Ruth is sending special blessings in her own way–you know nothing ever got past her! Your visit, with the team, last Dec was a highlight in her life. You are in our hearts as you take on this latest challenge. Hope to see you at Nantucket soon!

  249. Brian Barrett
    Posted October 28, 2013 at 12:02 pm | Permalink

    Dear Coach get well soon!!! Hopefully we were loud enough so that you could hear us last saturday night!!!(midnight madness)

  250. Margo Legette Grant
    Posted October 28, 2013 at 1:51 pm | Permalink

    Sylvia,
    My family and I wish you and your family all best. We are praying that you receive blessings and courage needed for the immediate challenges. Our days at FMC were great. I live in Wake Forest now.

  251. Fran Propst
    Posted October 29, 2013 at 12:40 pm | Permalink

    Dear Coach Hatchell, We have such wonderful memories of our banquet when you were our guest speaker. You were, and are, an inspiration to us. The Board of Directors, the staff and volunteers at the Caldwell Pregnancy Care Center will be praying for you and wishing you a quick recovery!

  252. Tsad
    Posted October 30, 2013 at 12:06 am | Permalink

    SENDIN MUCH LOVE AND MANY PRAYERS YOUR WAY COACH HATCHELL…….GET WELL SOON LADY…………….. LOVE YOU T-SAD……

  253. Brendann & Linda Church
    Posted October 30, 2013 at 8:57 pm | Permalink

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you daily. You are very special to us.

  254. Jane Pope
    Posted October 31, 2013 at 7:15 am | Permalink

    I am a State fan and long time season ticket holder for State’s women’s basketball and look forward to the women’s ACC tournament every year. I am also a breast cancer survivor. You might be State’s rival on the court but I am pulling for you in your battle with cancer. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you fight this. I look forward to seeing you on the sidelines at the ACC Tournament this year!

  255. Laura Bolton Ferrell
    Posted October 31, 2013 at 8:23 am | Permalink

    Slyvia!
    Prayers for a swift recovery and a swift return to the sideline! Take care of yourself!
    Laura Bolton Ferrell
    Campbell University, ’77

  256. Carolyn
    Posted October 31, 2013 at 10:12 am | Permalink

    I am an avid NC State fan but putting rivalry aside I wish you the best.My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family . Keep fighting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  257. Louanne Breslin Warren
    Posted October 31, 2013 at 10:53 am | Permalink

    Praying for you Coach, your are the best and have a wonderful zest for life! Good luck and we are all cheering for your full recovery! We are all your team in CH.
    UNC, ’80

  258. David Jordan
    Posted October 31, 2013 at 12:13 pm | Permalink

    Coach Hatchell I am a recent survivor of leukemia! You are in great hands at UNC. The staff made me feel at home during my 44 day stay. I will be Praying for you and your family.
    Someone shared this with me the day I was diagnosed and I want to share it with you. ” The moment you’re ready to quit is the moment right before the miracle happens so stay strong because you never know how strong you are until strong is the only choice you have”
    P4SH

  259. Janet Foushee
    Posted October 31, 2013 at 3:07 pm | Permalink

    Coach Hatchell ~ Keeping you close in thoughts and prayers. You are in great hands at UNC.
    Janet

  260. Wanda and Geno
    Posted October 31, 2013 at 11:28 pm | Permalink

    Sylvia, Just a note to let you know that you are in our prayers daily. We are keeping a lot of friends informed of your progress through e-mails from Paula R. You sure do have a large support group here at the beach and elsewhere. Keep those positive thoughts. We need to teach you some more shag steps when you get back to NMB. You might end up with the first shagging Basketball Team.

  261. Bill and Cathy Chambers
    Posted November 2, 2013 at 7:50 pm | Permalink

    Sylvia, you are in our thoughts and prayers in your battle against this insidious yet beatable disease! I know you are in good hands not just with your doctors but also with the Ultimate Healer who hears your prayers. As always stay strong, upbeat and positive and I know you will be back to full health soon! Love Cathy and Bill Chambers

  262. Cheryl Lee
    Posted November 3, 2013 at 7:47 am | Permalink

    Coach, thank you for a wonderful night. you looked wonderful, wish you a speedy recovery. I look foraward to seeing you on the dance floor shagging very soon.
    love Cheryl and Robert Lee from Eno beach shag club

  263. alice simpson
    Posted November 5, 2013 at 9:15 am | Permalink

    As the coordinator of chaplains that serve the WNBA women, we have joined in prayer for you. Your legacy will continue with God’s help. We love the women who enter the WNBA ranks from your program who proclaim Christ and live for HIM. Healing prayers to you.

  264. Trish Roberts
    Posted November 5, 2013 at 1:50 pm | Permalink

    Sylvia, I just want to send you lots of love and prayers your way during your time of recovery. I just know that you will make a full recovery because of your faith and your positive strong will. I know the team will do well because I know Andrew will do a great job. I pray that God’s hands will hold you up and keep you strong.

  265. Leigh Marston
    Posted November 7, 2013 at 2:31 am | Permalink

    I am praying for you Coach Hatchell and cannot wait to see you back on the sideline! Praying for Sammy and Van as well. You will beat this!

    Go Heels!
    Leigh Marston
    UNC Class of 1988

  266. Beverly Johnson
    Posted November 7, 2013 at 7:54 pm | Permalink

    Get well soon! I am praying for you and know you will get through this. You are an inspiration for a lot of people.

  267. Xapt. Joe & Angela Bridger
    Posted November 7, 2013 at 11:50 pm | Permalink

    We are praying for your recovery, Sylvia. What fun we had on the trip to Europe last year and we talk about it often. Our thoughts are with you every day!

  268. Beth Williams
    Posted November 11, 2013 at 4:16 pm | Permalink

    Coach Hatchell,
    In April, 2011 you were the guest speaker at the dinner for the Carolina 20 Year Society. This dinner was to honor employees at UNC who had obtained 20 years of service to the University. I was proud to be inducted into that group that night, and honored to hear your speech. Your speech was uplifting, and I even won one of the Carolina Women’s Basketball t-shirts you brought as prizes. The back of my
    t-shirt reads “Winning is an Attitude”. Little did I know that a short two weeks after that night, I would start my own journey at the UNC Cancer Center as a breast cancer survivor. It has been a tough and long road, but the best thing I did when I was diagnosed was to trust in my team at UNC Lineberger. I have worn my t-shirt many times and have always tried to remember the phrase on the back and your inspiring words to us that night. As you begin your journey, I have no doubt that you will win this fight. Take care of yourself and know that you have touched so many lives, not just your players and athletic related people. All the best to you.

  269. Libya Rentz
    Posted November 12, 2013 at 11:00 pm | Permalink

    Coach Hatchell,
    You have been in my thoughts and prayers during this time. You are an inspiration to all with your positive outlook on life. Thank you for what you mean to Women’s Basketball and for what you continue to do to make it a terrific platform for young women.
    I know that very soon you will be back on the sideline with your team. May God place his hand upon you.

  270. Kim Kennedy
    Posted November 18, 2013 at 9:43 am | Permalink

    Sylvia:
    You are in my thoughts and prayers today. Keep up the good fight! We love you!
    Kim Kennedy

  271. danny johnson
    Posted November 19, 2013 at 4:41 pm | Permalink

    Sylvia: I worked at OUTER BANKS in Lumberton,NC. and you would stop by the Outlet Store. You are in my prayers and I know your faith in GOD will help you deal with what you are facing. I enjoyed getting to know you when you would stop by in Lumberton on your way to the beach and valued your friendship. May GOD be with you and your family during this difflecut time. Always a friend DANNY.

  272. fred and peggy eckel
    Posted November 25, 2013 at 5:02 pm | Permalink

    Dear Sylvia[and Sammy],
    We hear that you are doing much better and able to be home so that nurse Sammy can take care of you.
    At Thanksgiving we reflect on God’s goodness to us.
    Psalm 92:1-”It is good to give thanks to the Lord.”
    We are thankful for your family. Fred and Peggy

  273. Harry H MacDonald
    Posted November 28, 2013 at 10:36 pm | Permalink

    Dear Sylvia,
    In 1980, as an Instructor Trainer at National Aquatic School, you were one of the most focused and consummate “professionals” I’d encountered and had the pleasure of serving with in a volunteer capacity.
    In following your illustrious career, successes and positive inspiring approach for your coaching staff, players, students and fellow Collegiate professionals I see in you the Success as described so well by Ralph Waldo Emerson:
    Success:
    To laugh often and much.
    To win the respect of intelligent people, the affection of children, and the appreciation of an honest critic and to bear the betrayal of false friends.
    To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others.
    To leave the world a bit better, weather with a healthy child, a redeemed social condition, or a job well done.
    To know one life has breathed easier because you lived . . .
    THIS . . . is the measure of success!

    As you now battle this insidious illness . . .you will once again stay focused on success and a rapid recovery. My very best wishes to you and your family, prayers for you as you meet this opponent with the same resilience as in all you do and have done!
    God Bless!
    hmd

  274. Emily Shuping
    Posted December 17, 2013 at 7:55 pm | Permalink

    We are praying for your return to health Coach Hatchell. You are an inspiration to me and I want you to know I am doing research about you for a project I’m doing at school.

  275. Joe and Sharon Gallagher
    Posted December 24, 2013 at 10:20 am | Permalink

    You are in our prayers and we delight in the good news that we hear. Blessings to you and your family for a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Joe and Sharon Gallagher

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  277. Donna Williams
    Posted February 2, 2014 at 6:05 pm | Permalink

    Oh, Sylvia, great news about remission. I have been following your progress through the media and just want you to know that Don and I have kept you and Sammy in our thoughts and prayers. You are truly an inspiration and hope that you return back to your passion soon but take care of yourself in the meantime!! Love and hugs, Donna

  278. Dr. Joni R Jordan
    Posted February 10, 2014 at 7:25 pm | Permalink

    Coach Hatchell,
    As a former Lady Patriot (’86) from Francis Marion College, where your career began, I send the deepest well wishes and prayers.

  279. Kay Obenshain
    Posted February 20, 2014 at 10:23 pm | Permalink

    When you were Associate Director of Athletics at Francis Marion College I was a Mathematics Instructor there. As a cancer survivor I can relate to some of what you’re going through, and I wanted to let you know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Best wishes for a speedy and complete recovery!

  280. kim
    Posted March 3, 2014 at 11:53 pm | Permalink

    i wish you all the luck on your road to getting well soon

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