Elmar Bolowich coached North Carolina to a third straight College Cup last year. He then left the job he held for 22 years to go to Creighton.
Bolowich is back in the NCAA men's final four with the Bluejays, and he's on a collision course with his old team.
If the No. 2-seeded Bluejays beat unseeded Charlotte on Friday in Hoover, Ala., and the No. 1 Tar Heels follow with a win over No. 13 UCLA, Creighton and Carolina will play for the championship Sunday.
Maryland's Sasho Cirovski, who coached against Bolowich for 18 years in the Atlantic Coast Conference, calls Bolowich's work this season "a huge accomplishment."
Creighton is on an 11-match win streak and has won a nation-leading 21 matches this season.