UNC Women’s basketball adds Jessika Carrington to staff

Courtney Banghart and the UNC Women’s basketball program have added to their staff this offseason.

On Tuesday, the program announced that Jessika Carrington has been hired as Assistant to the Athletic Director/Director of Operations. She joins the program after spending the past nine years working with the Pac-12 conference for women’s basketball.

After graduating from Oklahoma, Carrington worked with the women’s basketball program there for a few years including being a team manager for four years. She then went over to the Pac-12 spending four years as administrative assistant to the USC head coach. Carrington has held the role of Director of Basketball Operations at Arizona since 2017.

Banghart released this statement to announce the hiring, praising Carrington and what she can bring to the program here in Chapel Hill:

“As I conducted our national search, I was overwhelmed by the respect Jessika has earned from so many people in this business,” Banghart said. “She is a welcoming smile, a committed worker, and a proven teammate. She builds relationships that last and her values are perfectly aligned with our collective commitment to servant leadership. We look forward to sharing Jessika with the Carolina Family.”

After making a Sweet 16 run this past season, expectations are high for the program going into this season. And it should be another fun one in Chapel Hill for Banghart and her team.

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