Anson Dorrance picks up 900th career win with UNC women

North Carolina's 2-1 overtime win over Notre Dame gave head coach Anson Dorrance his 900th career win at the helm of the women's program he started in 1979.

Dorrance also won 172 wins as UNC’s men’s head coach (1977-88).

The Notre Dame game was UNC's seventh match that has gone to overtime in 2021, tying a school record. The Tar Heels (4-0-3) have yet to lose. Carolina is 11-2-3 overall but only 4-2-3 in the ACC and battling to make the postseason tournament, which starts on Sunday.

Former UConn head coach Len Tsantiris is second among NCAA Division I women's coaches with 570 wins. The only other Division I coaches with 500 or more wins are former Florida coach Becky Burleigh and Jerry Smith, who led Santa Clara to the NCAA title in May.

Earlier this fall, Aliceann Wilber became the second NCAA women's coach to win 600 games when Division III William Smith beat Ithaca, 2-0.
1 comment about "Anson Dorrance picks up 900th career win with UNC women".
  1. Bob Ashpole, October 28, 2021 at 12:50 a.m.

    Nobody has had a greater impact on women's soccer than Dorrance.

    Maybe someday I will count the number of Hall-of-Famers he has coached. (Dorrance himself was elected to the National Hall of Fame in 2008 as a "builder".)

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