UNC Women's Basketball loses assistant coach to another ACC program

The UNC women's basketball program has a staff position to fill, as Itoro Coleman is departing Chapel Hill after four seasons with the team.
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After four seasons with the UNC women's basketball program, assistant coach Itoro Coleman has accepted another coaching opportunity within the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Coleman will be taking her talents to Blacksburg, as she becomes the second addition to Megan Duffy's staff at Virginia Tech. Starting this season, Coleman will serve as the Associate Head Coach of the program.

According to the school's official press release, Coleman will be responsible for recruiting, scouting, game planning, guard and post player development, and various external operations projects.

In her four seasons in Chapel Hill, Coleman helped the Tar Heels to four NCAA appearances, including a Sweet Sixteen run in 2021-22. With Coleman on the sidelines, North Carolina posted a 67-31 record (.683) and had a 35-19 (.648) record in ACC play. Coleman is also regarded as a high-level recruiter, as she's helped the Tar Heels bring in some very talented players during her tenure.

Prior to her time at North Carolina, Coleman spent a season at Marquette, a role which provided her the opportunity to coach with Duffy for the first time. The connection they built at Marquette translated to them reuniting at Virginia Tech, as the duo will look to continue the success the program has seen over the last few seasons.


This is a big loss for the UNC women's basketball program, as social media indicates that the Tar Heels players are very fond of their former coach. Although there's a lot of changes in Chapel Hill this offseason, some fresh new faces will look to make their impact on the UNC women's basketball program moving forward.