Hatchell has been a constant encourager and friend of FCA for over 25 years, speaking at campus Huddles and leading a women’s Bible study while amassing over 900 wins in a 38 year coaching career, standing number two all-time in women’s basketball history. AP National Coach of the Year in 2006, she was inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame two years prior. A 2013 member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Hatchell attends various fundraising events and avidly supports her players who want to go to FCA Camp.
Hatchell recognizes that her platform comes as an opportunity to impact athletes for Christ. Bringing her expertise and insight to faith and athletics, she wrote as a regular contributor to Sharing the Victory magazine on topics such as performance, Bible reading and body image. Diagnosed with leukemia in 2013, she is now in remission and a true pioneer of competing through challenges while staying fully committed to God’s work.