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Coaches

Karen Shelton

KAREN SHELTON - HEAD COACH

In 38 years as the head coach at UNC, Karen Shelton has built one of the nation's top programs and established a tradition of excellence in Chapel Hill. She has led the Tar Heels to seven NCAA championships, 21 Atlantic Coast Conference titles and more than 500 wins, a total that puts her among the top five coaches in the college ranks.

Shelton coached UNC to national championships in 1989, 1995, 1996,1997, 2007, 2009 and 2018 and has led the team to 16 Final Fours. She has been named national coach of the year six times and ACC Coach of the Year nine times.

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    As a player, Shelton was a member of two U.S. Olympic teams and helped the squad to a bronze medal, the nation's best finish, in 1984. Twenty-six of her players have gone on to play for the U.S. National Team.

    Shelton is married to Willie Scroggs, and they have one son, William, who is 27.

Grant Fulton

GRANT FULTON - ASSOCIATE HEAD COACH

Grant Fulton has been a UNC assistant coach since 2005 and brings to the program a wealth of international experience as a coach and a player. Before coming to Chapel Hill, he coached in his native South Africa, serving as an assistant to the men's and women's national team. He also has coached in Canada and The Netherlands. Fulton represented his home country at the 1996 Olympics and appeared in a total of 60 International matches with South Africa's National Team.

Grant Fulton

JACKIE KINTZER BRIGGS - VOLUNTEER ASSISTANT COACH

Jackie Kintzer Briggs rejoined the UNC staff prior to the 2018 season for her second stint as a volunteer assistant coach, a role she also filled in 2012. A 2010 graduate of UNC, she has been a member of the U.S. National Team for the past nine years.

As a Tar Heel player, Briggs was part of two NCAA Championships (2007 and 2009) and one ACC Championship (2007). She earned first-team All-America honors in her junior and senior years, when she also was named to the All-ACC and All-NCAA Tournament teams. Briggs earned 184 caps with the U.S. National Team, representing her country at the 2012 and 2016 Summer Olympic Games and at World Cups in 2014 and 2018.