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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


April 1, 2003
Men's basketball coach Matt Doherty resigned. Selected in 2000 to take over the Tar Heels after Bill Guthridge retired, Doherty served as head coach for three seasons. Previously, he held coaching jobs at the University of Kansas and the University of Notre Dame. Doherty was a four year basketball letter winner and 1984 graduate of the University.
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April 11, 2003
A centennial birthday party was held for the Coker Arboretum, which was named for its creator and the University's first professor of botany, Dr. William Chambers Coker.
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April 14, 2003
One week after leading the University of Kansas men's basketball team to the national championship game, Roy Williams was hired to replace Matt Doherty as men's basketball head coach at the University. Williams spent fifteen seasons as the Kansas head coach and ten years as assistant coach under Dean E. Smith.
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