Carolina Girls' Basketball Camps
Associate Head Coach
When Carolina called on Sylvia Hatchell to become the Tar Heels’ head coach, the first person she called was Andrew Calder. The two had formed a friendship after encountering each other at basketball tournaments around the South and while chatting in the bleachers at one of them, they had discussed the fact that they both dreamed of coaching in Chapel Hill. In the summer of 1986, they reached that goal and set their sights on new ones.
Now in his 29th year in Chapel Hill, Calder has been an integral part of an NCAA championship in 1994 and eight ACC titles. Involved in every part of the Tar Heel program, Calder was called upon to lead the team in 2013-14 when Hatchell stepped away from the sidelines after being diagnosed with leukemia in October 2013. With the guidance of his Hall of Fame mentor, Calder led the Tar Heels to an exciting season that featured a 27-10 overall record, a No. 4 seed in the NCAA Tournament and an appearance in the Elite 8. Carolina swept the regular season series with Duke for the first time in six years and defeated South Carolina twice, including when the Gamecocks were the No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, marking the first win over a top seed in the tournament for UNC since 1994.
It would be hard to fashion a more varied coaching background than Calder’s. He has coached basketball, baseball, golf and football. He has coached both genders and all ages. He has coached on the high school, collegiate and AAU levels. And he has coached at UNC legend Dean Smith’s summer basketball camp, which is when he first fell in love with Carolina. “It was always a dream to coach at North Carolina,” Calder says. “It’s such an outstanding university both academically and athletically and it’s comprised of great people.”
Calder grew up in McBee, S.C., where his father, A.J., coached boys and girls basketball, football and baseball at McBee High. Calder followed in his father’s footsteps, becoming the girls’ basketball coach at McBee in 1979 after earning an associate’s degree from Wingate College and a bachelor’s in health and physical education at Coker College. In 1981, Calder led McBee to a state championship.
Four years later, he came close to another title and earned AAU national coach of the year honors after directing a boys’ 19-under team to a national runner-up finish.
Before moving to Chapel Hill, Calder spent the 1985-86 season as a volunteer assistant for the men’s team at the University of South Carolina. Outside of the gym, Calder’s sporting passion is golf. A sometime scratch golfer and currently a three handicap, he lists Pebble Beach and Augusta National as his favorite courses.
Assistant Coach/Director of Recruiting
Tracey Williams-Johnson brings a diverse background of experience in collegiate, professional and international basketball to her position on the UNC staff. In her 16th year as a Tar Heel assistant coach, Williams oversees the recruitment of student-athletes to the Carolina program. She has been an integral part of 14 NCAA Tournament appearances, four ACC Tournament titles and two Final Four berths in 2006 and 2007.
Williams joined the UNC staff in 1999 after two years as Vice President for Player Personnel and Basketball Operations for the American Basketball League, a women’s professional league. Her duties included coordination of the player combine, development of draft procedures and supervision of trades. She directed game operations for the ABL All-Star Game and coordinated the first-ever women’s Slam Dunk Contest, which was won in 1998 by UNC graduate Sylvia Crawley.
A North Carolina native, Williams grew up in Salemburg, N.C., and attended the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, where she was a four-year letterwinner in basketball and softball. In basketball, she was the recipient of her team’s Hustle, Spark Plug and Coaches’ awards. In softball, she was all-state and the team’s MVP, and went on to play Women’s Major League Softball.
In 1986, she earned a B.S. degree from UNC Pembroke with a double major in health, physical education, recreation and dance, and recreation management and administration.
Following graduation, Williams spent six years working for the Parks and Recreation Department in Albany, Ga. As a gym and facility supervisor, she helped to coordinate events such as the Southeastern Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament, the Georgia Police and Fire Olympics and a number of national softball tournaments. In 1990, she took a sabbatical to train with the U.S. Women’s Team Handball National Team in Colorado Springs, Colo. During the 1992-93 school year, she served as an assistant women’s basketball and volleyball coach at Albany State University. She also co-hosted a television talk show that provided a forum for discussion of local issues like drug use, crime and race relations.
From 1993-97, Williams was Assistant Director of Women’s Programs for USA Basketball, the sport’s national governing body. In that capacity, she coordinated trials, training camps and competitions for women’s national teams and traveled extensively as a representative of the organization. She has served as a member of the Women’s Sports Foundation Ad Hoc Committee for Professional and Amateur Female Athletes and the Black Coaches Association Strategic Planning Committee, as well as the NCAA Elite Athlete Insurance Committee. Williams is a recipient of the Black Coaches Association Lifetime Commitment Award, which is given to those “exemplifying the highest in coaching standards.” She also served on the Board of Directors for the Carolina Pros.
Former National Player of the Year and two-time consensus first-team All-America guard Ivory Latta joined the University of North Carolina women’s basketball staff as an assistant coach on July 12, 2013. Latta, who led Carolina to back-to-back Women’s Final Fours and was the 2006 National Player of the Year, begins her second season on the Tar Heel bench for the 2014-15 season.
Latta, who continues her professional playing career with the WNBA’s Washington Mystics, returned 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,” head coach Sylvia 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.”
Latta is a seven-year veteran of the WNBA and has made back-to-back all-star appearances during the 2013 and 2014 seasons. She led Washington to the playoffs once again in 2014 by scoring a team-leading 12.8 points per game. Latta also made a league-leading 81 three-pointers during the season.
“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) at Carolina.
A native of McConnells, S.C., Latta graduated from UNC in 2007 with a degree in exercise and sport science.
Special Assistant to the Head Coach/Director of Video Services/Scouting
Billy Lee is in his fourth year with the North Carolina women’s basketball program, and while he will continue as the director of video services and scouting, Lee also earned a new title for the 2013-14 season as Special Assistant to Head Coach Sylvia Hatchell.
A well-respected coach with a long history in the state of North Carolina, Lee has over three decades of coaching experience. A 1969 graduate of Mount Olive College, Lee was an assistant coach at East Carolina for two seasons before taking the head job at Pembroke State (now UNC Pembroke) in 1978. During his time in Lumberton, Lee won three conference titles, advanced to the NAIA National Tournament and posted back-to-back 20-win seasons.
In 1985, Lee took over as the head men’s coach at Campbell, where he led the Camels for 18 seasons. A five-time conference coach of the year, Lee guided Campbell to the 1992 Big South Conference title and a bid to the NCAA Tournament, where his team faced eventual national champion Duke. In addition to winning over 400 games in his career, Lee was the director of the Campbell University Basketball School, considered to be the largest and oldest of its kind in the United States. After leaving Campbell in 2003, Lee spent three seasons at St. Andrews before retiring from the coaching ranks to work as a basketball consultant and television analyst.In addition to his work on the sidelines, Lee has authored two books on basketball strategy. Lee has also been part of a number of organizations including the USA Basketball committee, the Board of Directors for the North Carolina Amateur Sports Association, the National Association of Basketball Coaches, the Board of Advisors for the NC High School Athletic Association and the National Speakers Association. In 2009, Lee was inducted into the Mount Olive College Athletics Hall of Fame.
Lee is married to Wendy Lee, the head women’s basketball coach at Mount Olive.
Director of Basketball Operations
Greg Law is in his 16th year on the UNC staff and his 12th as Director of Operations. He served as the team’s video coordinator and administrative assistant in 1998-99 and in 2000-01. Law spent 1999-00 at St. Francis College in Loretto, Pa., where he served as an assistant coach for the women’s basketball team.
Law earned a B.A. in physical education in 1998 from East Tennessee State, where he worked with the women’s basketball team as a student manager. From 1994-96, he served as assistant men’s and women’s basketball coach at Volunteer State Community College in Gallatin, Tenn., where he earned an associate’s degree in physical education. He earned an associate’s degree in automation robotics from Nashville State Technical Institute in 1993.
From 1990-98, Law coached girls AAU basketball in the Nashville, Tenn., area. He is a native of Gallatin, Tenn.
Jean Law is beginning her eighth year as camp administrator. She earned her B. S. degree from Tennessee State University in 1980 and taught middle school in Tennessee for 26 years before retiring. In 2005, she and her husband, Larry, moved to Durham, North Carolina, to be near their son, Greg, who is Director of Operations for UNC Women’s Basketball.