1976 USA Basketball Team Included Four UNC Players, Was Coached by Dean Smith
Deab Smith’s assistants for the 1976 USA Basketball Team were Bill Guthridge, who later went on to replace Smith at UNC and John Thompson. Smith...Sunday July 10, 2016A look back at 1976 UNC basketball
Dean Smith was the U.S. Olympic basketball coach and four of his players - Walter Davis, Phil Ford, Tommy LaGarde, and Mitch Kupchak - made...Tuesday June 16, 2015Matt Harvey makes his return. And he was really impressive.
Matt Harvey made his spring debut today. It was his first action since undergoing Tommy John surgery in October 2013. It was pretty darn good...Friday March 6, 2015Ten Tar Heels Earn All-ACC Football Recognition
Four Tar Heels were named first-team All-ACC and a total of 10 received all-conference recognition, as announced Monday by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association...Monday December 2, 2013Ford Corners: A Silver Lining
We won two ACC championships in the Greensboro Coliseum when I played, and the first one was really special because we had to beat N.C...Thursday March 14, 2013Tommy Thigpen highly recommended to Volunteers
Tommy Thigpen coached the Tigers' safeties his first three seasons at Auburn before taking over the linebackers this season. When Auburn won the 2010 national...Thursday January 3, 2013Weekend Watch: October 26-28
Football hosts N.C. State Saturday at 12:30 on ACC Network. Thursday, I checked in with Tommy Davis on his tackle of T.A. McLendon in the...Friday October 26, 2012First Person: Tommy Tackles T.A.
Now as a graduate assistant, Tommy Davis has a chance to help the Tar Heels end a five-year losing streak to N.C. State. Is it...Thursday October 25, 2012DeCock: Ex-UNC star Tommy LaGarde builds career around unexpected
A big man on some of the best UNC teams of the ’70s, his No.?45 is one of the honored numbers hanging from the roof...Sunday August 19, 2012What’s In The Water At UNC?
What is in the water at the Kenan Football Center in Chapel Hill these days that is driving assistant coaches away at an alarming rate?...Wednesday February 18, 2009Thigpen, Hagen leaving Tar Heels' football staff
Two more assistants are leaving the football staff at North Carolina, with linebackers coach Tommy Thigpen heading to Auburn and tight-ends coach Steve Hagen on...Tuesday February 17, 2009Davis Love III, Tommy Gainey had little in common ... until Sunday
The largest course in the world couldn't contain the vast differences between Davis Love III and Tommy "Two Gloves" Gainey, the final two combatants in...Monday November 10, 2008Clemson luring N.C. athletes
As North Carolina's Butch Davis and N.C. State's Tom O'Brien work to establish in-state recruiting turf, their biggest challenge is coming from just south of...Friday September 12, 2008Extra Points: Heels Reviving Linebacker Tradition
"This was the year for linebackers," says linebackers coach Tommy Thigpen, himself a first-team All-ACC selection from the early 1990s. "Last year, there weren't that...Friday February 8, 2008New Challenge For Veteran Browning
Of the assistant coaches remaining from the old staff, combining the overall coaching experience of Jeff Connors (27th season) and Tommy Thigpen (tenth season), would...Tuesday August 7, 2007North Carolina hires special teams coordinator
North Carolina hired John Lovett as its special teams coordinator and defensive assistant on Wednesday. Lovett joins the Tar Heels after two seasons as defensive...Thursday February 8, 2007Last-minute decisions strengthen Davis' first class at UNC
Butch Davis credited assistants Tommy Thigpen and Ken Browning for driving the recruiting effort that landed three late additions. Marvin Austin turned down Florida State,...Thursday February 8, 2007Tar Heels, Wolfpack make football staff decisions
Three assistants on John Bunting's North Carolina football coaching staff will be kept by Coach Butch Davis, but a fourth will not be retained. Davis...Wednesday January 17, 2007Thigpen, Browning, Connors Retained On Carolina Football Staff
North Carolina head coach Butch Davis announced Tuesday that assistant coaches Tommy Thigpen and Ken Browning and strength and conditioning coordinator Jeff Connors have been...Wednesday January 17, 2007Davis hires Shoop to run UNC offense
After more than a decade in the NFL, John Shoop on Friday became North Carolina's offensive coordinator, saying, "I didn't think there was a better...Saturday January 13, 2007