McNeill Appointed Assistant Coach for Women’s Basketball Staff.

Cory McNeill will join the UNC women’s basketball team as an assistant coach, head coach Courtney Banghart announced Tuesday.

McNeill brings extensive collegiate coaching experience to Chapel Hill, having spent the past five years at East Carolina.

“We are thrilled to add Cory to our coaching staff and the Carolina family,” Banghart said. “He is a proven winner, an experienced and talented coach, a dedicated skill developer, and an impactful recruiter. Cory brings an upbeat, positive energy and a relentlessly competitive spirit. He will significantly contribute to our team’s success, and we are excited to welcome him to our Championship Pursuit.”

McNeill has made significant contributions at each of his previous stops. At ECU, he was the Associate Head Coach under Kim McNeill and played a key role in the program’s resurgence, including a conference championship and an NCAA Tournament appearance in 2023.

Before that, he spent three seasons at Hartford, helping the Hawks improve their win total each year, culminating in a 23-11 record in 2018-19 and the program’s first WNIT appearance since 2013.

At Virginia, McNeill was part of Joanne Boyle’s staff, leading the Cavaliers to a 90-71 record and three WNIT appearances, including consecutive berths in 2015 and 2016.

From 2007 to 2011, McNeill served as an assistant coach at Georgetown, where the Hoyas achieved back-to-back NCAA Tournament berths for the first time in program history and reached the Sweet 16 in 2011. His defensive coaching skills helped Georgetown become one of the nation’s leaders in forced turnovers and defensive field goal percentage.

McNeill began his coaching career at Coppin State, where he led the Eagles to two Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Championships, three regular-season MEAC Championships, two NCAA Tournament berths, and a WNIT appearance over five seasons.

McNeill played college basketball at Morgan State and earned his bachelor’s degree in finance in 2002. He received a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Baltimore in 2005.

He is the father of 11-year-old twins, Gabby and Cayden McNeill.

“It is an honor to join the UNC women’s basketball staff,” McNeill said. “I’m extremely excited to step foot in Chapel Hill and begin my journey as a Tar Heel. I’m eager to contribute my experience in recruiting, player development, and assisting Coach Banghart with my basketball expertise.

“I want to thank Coach Banghart for the opportunity to work alongside her and the staff in continuing the legacy of this storied program in the ACC and nationally.”