Gymnastics

Derek Galvin retires from UNC

Derek Galvin, head coach of the University of North Carolina gymnastics team for the past 39 years, is retiring at the end of June. …

Dana Duckworth:

“I am absolutely honored to share my appreciation for Derek Galvin because he’s one of the finest human beings I’ve ever met. His integrity, respect for others and class are noticeable in everything he does. …

“His retiring is a huge loss for the collegiate gymnastics community, but at the same time, I think he’s been a Tar Heel for 50 years between his time as an athlete and his time as a coach. He’s left a legacy for the Tar Heel Nation and I’m so excited for his new chapter in life – to be a grandfather and to spend more time with Debra.”