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Charlotte Smith, Elon University

Charlotte Smith of Elon University is the winningest head women’s basketball coach in program history. She is a former University of North Carolina (UNC) women’s basketball standout in her 13th season at the helm of Elon’s women’s basketball program. Smith was the most decorated player in North Carolina history and was a four-year letter winner for the Tar Heels, from 1991-95. The 6-foot forward had her jersey raised to the rafters inside Carmichael Arena having scored 2,094 points (fifth all-time at UNC) and grabbed 1,200 rebounds (second all-time at UNC). As an assistant at North Carolina for nine seasons before arriving at Elon, Smith helped the Tar Heels to a 157-54 record, including a 100-30 mark in ACC play. The nationally ranked UNC squad won four conference titles during Smith’s stay in Chapel Hill.

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