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‘He is the program.’ UNC’s first and only fencing coach retires after 52 years.

Until late June, Ron Miller, 74, had been at the helm of the UNC fencing program for 52 years. He was the school’s only fencing coach since it started in 1967. He’d coached 14 collegiate All-Americans, five U.S. National Fencing Team selections and two Olympians, and he’d sent at least one UNC fencer to the NCAA Championships in each season of his career. (Durham Herald-Sun)

UNC’s Bubba Cunningham eager to see impact of 5 new coaches

North Carolina’s numerous coaching changes last season were a surprise to athletic director Bubba Cunningham. The Tar Heels enter next season with five new head coaches, including returning to football more than two decades after his first stint and ’s arrival in the first women’s basketball change since 1986. (Associated Press)

Tar Heels Claim 21st Top-10 Directors' Cup Finish

A national championship in field hockey, an NCAA runner-up finish in women's soccer and a trio of third-place ties led the University of North Carolina to 10th place in the final 2018-19 Directors' Cup standings. It's the 21st time in 26 years of the Directors' Cup the Tar Heels have finished in the top 10. UNC amassed 987 points, 0.17 points ahead of LSU. (GoHeels.com)

Total Tar Heels: UNC Athletes Excel Outside of Competition

was honored at the Chancellor's Awards as the winner of the Memorial Award, which goes to the student-athlete who has performed with distinction in his or her sport and contributed to the Carolina community through co-curricular activities. Former UNC football player is pursuing a joint MD/PhD. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Strength & Conditioning Honors Top Performers

The UNC Strength & Conditioning staff announced team awards for the 2018-19 school year, recognizing student-athletes from Olympic sports who excelled as part of in-season and out-of-season programs. Blaine Boyden from men's tennis and Marissa Creatore from field hockey – were recognized as their teams' Iron Rams for the third year in a row. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heels exceed national average in Academic Progress Rate in 23 sports

The 15 teams which registered perfect 1000s for 2017-18 in UNC’s single-year Academic Progress Rate include women’s cross country, men’s and women’s fencing, men’s and women’s golf, gymnastics, men’s lacrosse, men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s swimming and diving, women’s tennis, women’s indoor and outdoor track and field, and wrestling. (UNC.edu)

Nine UNC Teams Earn APR Recognition Awards

Nine UNC athletic programs have earned NCAA Recognition Awards for outstanding Academic Progress Rates, the NCAA announced on Wednesday. That marks the third straight year UNC has won the most recognition awards among public schools in the ACC and ties Rutgers for the most awards won by any public school in the Power 5 Conferences. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Celebrates Year Of Successes At Rammy Awards

North Carolina Athletics celebrated the success of the past year Monday night at the seventh-annual Rammy Awards. Each spring, the evening highlights student-athlete achievement in athletics, academics and outreach, with plenty of laughs and cheers. This year's hosts included field hockey junior Marissa Creatore and men's basketball sophomore . (GoHeels.com)

Matt Jednak named second UNC fencing head coach in program history

Matt Jednak, a former Tar Heel fencer and assistant coach, has been named head coach of the North Carolina men's and women's fencing teams, UNC Director of Athletics Bubba Cunningham announced Thursday. Jednak is just the second coach in Tar Heel program history, following Ron Miller, who came to UNC in 1967 and has been at UNC's helm for 52 years. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Women Share Sports With Young Tar Heels

On Sunday, hundreds of girls and boys gathered at Fetzer Gym, where Tar Heel student-athletes from 13 women's teams taught kids about their sports as part of the Carolina Athletics celebration of National Girls and Women in Sports Day. For a chaotic 90 minutes, members of North Carolina women's athletics teams demonstrated various aspects of their sports. (GoHeels.com)
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