UNC Inks Levy, Breschi to Contract Extensions

PHOTO BY JOHN STROHSACKER


Jenny Levy and Joe Breschi won’t be leaving Chapel Hill anytime soon.

Levy, the two-time NCAA championship-winning women’s lacrosse coach at North Carolina and head coach of the U.S. national team, and Breschi, who led the Tar Heels to an NCAA title in 2016, both signed contract extensions with the university that will keep them there through the 2023 season.

Entering her 24th season at North Carolina, Levy is among the best coaches in women's lacrosse history. She ranks third in NCAA Division I history in career wins and is a two-time National Coach of the Year. She was named the head coach of the U.S. national team in November of 2017. She enters 2019 with a career record of 329-113, including 72-31 in ACC play, in 23 seasons.

Levy has led the Tar Heels to 10 appearances in the NCAA semifinals, including seven in the last 10 years.  Her 32 NCAA tournament wins rank fifth in NCAA history. She is the eighth coach to win multiple NCAA titles

PHOTO BY JOHN STROHSACKER

Breschi has been a head coach at the NCAA Division I level for 21 seasons, including 11 at Ohio State and 10 at North Carolina, compiling a 201-118 career record heading into the 2019 season, which will be his 11th in Chapel Hill.  Breschi is a 1990 alumnus of Carolina.

Breschi was the USILA Coach of the Year in 2016, when he led the Tar Heels to the NCAA title, and he was tapped as the ACC Coach of the Year in 2010 and 2013. Since coming to Carolina, he has led the Tar Heels to the NCAA quarterfinals in 2009, 2010, 2013 and 2015 and NCAA bids in 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2017 and mentored UNC to a share of the 2010, 2013 and 2016 ACC regular-season titles, the former being Carolina's first title since 2003. He coached the Tar Heels to their first ACC tournament win in 13 years in 2009 and to another finals berth in 2012 and led UNC to 2013 ACC tournament championship, Carolina's first since 1996.  The Tar Heels also won the league tournament in 2017.

Levy and Breschi were among 11 North Carolina coaches who signed new contracts or extensions, the university announced Wednesday.







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