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Karen Shelton News & Bio


Name:Karen Shelton
Born:November 14, 1957 (62)
Notes:Head Field Hockey Coach

'We want to keep this thing going': UNC field hockey perseveres through uncertainty
At the end of last season, the UNC field hockey team was on top of the world. The Tar Heels earned their eighth national championship...

Olympic dreams deferred
Two North Carolina legends offer advice to student-athletes whose Olympic hopes have been put on hold. In 1979, Sue Walsh swam the fastest 100-meter backstroke...

'Wouldn't trade it for anything': How Karen Shelton made UNC field hockey a dynasty
Karen Shelton Stadium, home of the reigning back-to-back national champion North Carolina field hockey team, is named after the Tar Heels’ Hall of Fame head...

Tar Heel Field Hockey Staff Named Best In South Region
For the third year in a row, the UNC field hockey coaching staff has been named the South Region Coaching Staff of the Year. The...

Carolina Insider Podcast: Battle 4 Atlantis, Football Stomps State, Field Hockey National Champs
UNC basketball takes third place in the Battle 4 Atlantis. Tar Heel football dominated NC State on the way to bowl eligibility. Then, fresh off...

UNC Field Hockey Coach Karen Shelton Reflects on Eighth Title, Another Undefeated Season
North Carolina field hockey coach Karen Shelton knows it’s never easy to have an undefeated season, but she describes her team accomplishing the feat once...

Chansky’s Notebook: We Get The Picture!
Do you know what’s really cool about North Carolina’s field hockey team winning its eighth NCAA championship and second consecutive title after completing back-to-back perfect...

In NCAA title run, 'culture of belief' kept UNC field hockey's perfect season alive
Earlier this season, the North Carolina field hockey team looked beatable. But it wasn't – all because of the “culture of belief” that head coach...

North Carolina rides record win streak into 2019 NCAA field hockey final four
Here North Carolina sits again, the No. 1 overall seed in its 11th straight field hockey final four alongside Virginia, Boston College, and the Princeton...

Hard Work Has Led To Opportunity For Marissa Creatore
When Karen Shelton offered Marissa Creatore a walk-on spot on the UNC Field Hockey team, Creatore figured she'd sit on the bench throughout her time...


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