Longtime North Carolina women's assistant coach Andrew Calder said Tuesday he's focused on keeping the Tar Heels on course until head coach Sylvia Hatchell can return from treatment from leukemia.
"She will be missed," Calder said. "However each year, she evaluates the talent she has coming in and with her philosophy puts together a master game plan for that year. We're just implementing that game plan. When she returns, we will be on schedule."
The school announced Hatchell's diagnosis Monday and it's unclear how long she'll be out, though the recently inducted Naismith Hall of Famer said in a statement she would remain involved with the program. As an example, Calder said, he's already sending Hatchell video of team practices for her to review.
Calder, 60, has been with Hatchell throughout her tenure with the Tar Heels. Entering his 28th season, Calder is the team's associate head coach and has been a key part of six 30-win seasons, eight Atlantic Coast Conference tournament ch...