Chapel Hill, N.C. - North Carolina head coach Larry Fedora hustled back from an all-day media event Monday at ESPN to conduct the 2013 Ladies Football Clinic at Kenan Stadium.
More than 200 women packed the Stadium Club in the Loudermilk Center to listen to coaches, student-athletes and support staff talk about everything from nutrition to uniforms to defensive alignment.
The evening began with a presentation from staff nutritionist Mary Ellen Bingham, followed by a player panel featuring defensive end Kareem Martin, safety Malik Simmons and offensive guards David Collins and Caleb Peterson. Later in the evening, assistant equipment manager Jason Freemen proudly displayed the Tar Heels new 2013 uniforms, which feature Carolina blue, white and black tops and pants.
Assistant coaches Dan Disch and Blake Anderson spoke about the intracies of Carolina's defensive and offensive systems, followed by a Q&A session with Fedora.
After a tour of the Olympic Sports weight room on the ground floor of the Loudermilk Center, the crowd assembled in the locker room for a "pregame" pep talk from Fedora. After the head coach fired up the crowd, the ladies burst through the tunnel and ran onto the field.
"It was a lot of fun and we had great participation," said Fedora. "I hope the ladies learned something about our program."