Ohio hires former UNC star Crawley as coach

Updated: April 18, 2006, 5:04 PM ET
Associated Press

ATHENS, Ohio -- Former WNBA and North Carolina star Sylvia Crawley is the new women's basketball coach at Ohio University.

Crawley led North Carolina to the national championship in 1994, earning the Final Four outstanding player award.

Crawley spent last season as the top assistant at Fordham, filling in as interim head coach after the retirement of Jim Lewis. She played for the San Antonio Silver Stars in 2003-04, and was an assistant coach at North Carolina from 2000-02.

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