Hall of Fame Coach Van Chancellor Pays Visit To Winthrop Women’s Team

Posted November 7, 2013 2:56 pm | Filed under Sports, Winthrop Athletics

ROCK HILL, SC–Hall of Fame women’s basketball coach Van Chancellor, who led Ole Miss to national prominence in the NCAA and Southeastern Conference before taking the Houston Comets to five WNBA championships, gave the Winthrop women’s basketball team some words of advice and encouragement during a Thursday morning visit.

Winthrop head coach Kevin Cook served under Chancellor as an assistant coach for the Comets for 10 years and the two have remained close friends over the years. Chancellor emphasized the importance of playing strong defense and making every possession count.

The Eagles face College of Charleston at 2:00 p.m. Sunday in the first of 14 home games in the Winthrop Coliseum.