Heather O’Reilly comes back to UNC to coach the next generation

By Morgan Teeters

Heather O’Reilly at a press conference in 2006 with women’s soccer coach Anson Dorrance. O’Reilly now coaches alongside Dorrance. (Jarrett Campbell / flickr).

After a 17 year career, pro soccer player Heather O’Reilly is retiring. The former Tar Heel plans to play her last game with the North Carolina Courage at the end of the 2019 season. Her attachment to the game won’t end, though. She has joined the UNC women’s soccer team as an assistant coach.

Morgan Teeters reports.

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