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 31st 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 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.
In the summer of 2008, Calder was promoted from Assistant Head Coach to Associate Head Coach.
“I take great pleasure in offering Andrew this promotion,” head coach Sylvia Hatchell said at the time. “There is no doubt in my mind that he is the best assistant coach in the country. His knowledge of basketball and his commitment to me and to Carolina basketball is second to none. He has been by my side on the bench for 22 seasons and our program would not have had the success it has had without him. Andrew is vital to Carolina women’s basketball and I look forward to many more years and many more championships coaching with him.”
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 Carolina staff. In her 18th 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 15 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.
Sylvia Crawley, the captain and coaches finals MVP of the 1994 North Carolina NCAA Championship team, is in her second stint and fourth season overall as an assistant coach for the Tar Heel women’s basketball program for the 2015-16 season.
Crawley was a standout center during her days at UNC. As a senior, she was named to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament team, and to the NCAA East Regional All-Tournament team as Carolina marched toward the national championship in 1994.
Upon graduation from Carolina, Crawley spent over a decade playing professional basketball, prior to joining the coaching ranks. Crawley served as the head coach at Boston College from 2008-12 as the Eagles made their entrance into the ACC, and served in the same capacity at Ohio University during the 2006-07 and 2007-08 seasons. She owns a 105-88 (.544) career record spanning six seasons.
She was an assistant coach at North Carolina for two seasons from 2000 to 2002, and after completion of her playing career in 2004, she assumed a top assistant’s position at Fordham University. At the end of the 2006 season, she was named the interim head coach at Fordham, prior to accepting the head position with the Bobcats in April 2006.
More recently, Crawley was an assistant coach with the Indiana Fever of the WNBA in 2014. She also spent two years as a college analyst with American Digital from 2012-14.
Crawley competed in 16 different countries in 12 years of professional basketball experience. She played four WNBA seasons as a forward with the Portland Fire and San Antonio Silver Stars. She announced her retirement from playing prior to the 2004 season. She also played professionally in the former ABL with the Colorado Xplosion and Portland Power from 1996 to 1999, and was the winner of the ABL’s slam dunk contest in 1997 with her famous “blind folded” dunk.
Crawley was named the 1995 USA Basketball Player of the Year after leading the United States to a silver medal at the World University Games. Crawley was a member of the 1994 US Select team and was an alternate for the 1996 Olympic team, which also earned a gold medal. Crawley was also a member of the 1996 Jones Cup team and earned second-team tournament honors.
Crawley finished her Carolina playing career competing in 124 games, making 101 starts. She compiled 1,158 points, 582 rebounds, 123 blocks and 90 steals. She ranks ninth on the UNC career charts in both blocks and field goal percentage (51.4). On Feb. 27, 2000, Crawley watched as her number - #00 - was hoisted to the rafters of Carmichael Arena as one of 11 Tar Heel women’s basketball players to have their numbers hang from the rafters.
Off the court, Crawley is a licensed minister and is the co-founder and publisher of Monarch Magazine (monarchmagazine.com).
The Steubenville, Ohio, native is a 1994 graduate of the University of North Carolina. Crawley earned a double major in communication and radio, TV and motion pictures.
Special Assistant to the Head Coach / Director of Video Services / Scouting
Billy Lee is in his sixth year with the North Carolina women’s basketball program, and while he continues as the director of video services and scouting, Lee was granted a new title back in 2013 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 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 18th year on the UNC staff and his 16th as Director of Operations. He served as the team's video coordinator and administrative assistant in 1998-99 and in 2000-01.
His duties include a number of behind-the-scenes and operational functions such as creating and maintaining the annual operational budget, all travel responsibilities, responsibilities in ordering equipment (working with the Nike and Jordan representatives), games scheduling and contracts, practice scheduling, assisting with on-campus recruiting, assisting with event planning (banquets, senior day, etc.), team self-scouting and data entry, team meal/nutrition set-up, and being the liaison with the athletic business office, facilities, game-day operations, marketing, and campus parking.
Law spent 1999-2000 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.
Susan Anderson is the new Camp administrator for Sylvia HATCHELL girls basketball camps. Susan has more than forty years in management and customer service in a variety of fields, most recently as the Director of Printing Services for UNC Chapel Hill. She brings a skill set rich in computer technology, customer service and a love for Women's basketball.