Statement from Chancellor Carol L. Folt on the passing of Coach Bill Guthridge:

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(Chapel Hill, N.C. – May 13, 2015) – Former University of North Carolina men’s basketball coach Bill Guthridge passed away last evening (May 12). He was 77 years old. UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol L. Folt released the following statement:

 

Statement from Chancellor Carol L. Folt on the passing of Coach Bill Guthridge:

“The Carolina community mourns the passing of Bill Guthridge, a great coach, devoted friend and loyal Tar Heel. For more than three decades, Coach Guthridge served this University he loved so much with a deep commitment to academic and athletic excellence. Like his lifelong friend and mentor, Coach Dean Smith, he led by example instilling values of kindness, discipline and a strong work ethic. His legacy lives on in each of the players who were privileged to call him Coach and countless Tar Heels and people across the nation who admired him. We offer our deepest condolences to the Guthridge family as they grieve the loss of a wonderful husband and father.”