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Coaches

Kathy Delaney-Smith — Head Coach

The winningest head coach in Ivy League history, head coach Kathy Delaney-Smith enters her 34th season with Harvard basketball in 2015-16. Delaney-Smith has put Harvard basketball on the map and expanded its reach both nationally and internationally as one of the longest tenured coaches in collegiate women’s basketball.

Delaney-Smith’s career success cannot be measured by the numbers alone - while, on their own, the numbers are impressive enough. Delaney-Smith owns a 33-year coaching record at Harvard of 532-361 with a 313-137 record in Ivy League play. Those marks include 11 20-win seasons, 11 Ivy titles, a .500 record or better in 26 of the last 27 campaigns, and 11 postseason appearances. Her 532 career wins and 313 Ivy League victories are the most of any head coach - men's or women's - in the Ivy League.

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Mike Roux — Assistant Coach

Mike Roux joined the Harvard women’s basketball staff for the 2015-16 season after five years at the University of New Hampshire, including the last three as the associate head coach.

Coaching 10 all-conference players, Roux was the recruiting coordinator at UNH, focusing on the Midwest, east coast and international regions. An acting head coach for 14 games during the 2012-13 season, Roux helped the Wildcats to its third-highest win total in program the following year. Roux was responsible for nonconference scheduling, compliance coordination and purchasing team equipment, among other responsibilities.

Roux joined the UNH staff in 2010 after serving as an assistant coach at Holy Cross. Prior to his stint with the Crusaders, he spent two seasons as an assistant coach at Southern New Hampshire University, where he helped lead the Penmen to an overall record of 18-11 during the 2008-09 campaign.

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Amanda Leahy — Assistant Coach

Amanda Leahy enters in her fourth season as a member of the Harvard women's basketball coaching staff in 2015-16.

Primarily working with the Crimson’s forwards, Leahy helped Harvard register the second-most wins in program history with a 22-8 record in 2013-14. The Crimson became the first Ivy League program to earn an at-large berth into a postseason tournament, advancing to the second round of the WNIT for the second-consecutive season with Leahy. Leahy aided in the development of Temi Fagbenle, a first team All-Ivy selection that led the conference in rebounding.

Leahy came to Cambridge after a three-year stint at Wellesley College. She served as the recruiting coordinator with the Blue and was also heavily involved in scouting, practice planning and fund raising. Wellesley showed distinct improvement each year with Leahy on staff, going 9-16 with a 6-12 conference record in 2009-10 before finishing last season 13-12 with an 11-7 conference mark. Leahy coached three All-NEWMAC selections, including point guard Malia Maier who earned all-conference honors in back-to-back seasons.

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Jasmine Sborov — Assistant Coach

Jasmine Sborov joined the Harvard women's basketball staff as an assistant coach in August 2015. Sborov comes to Cambridge after lettering for four years at the University of Colorado.

Sborov started all 32 games as a senior, averaging 6.5 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.4 assists. Graduating with a B.A. in sociology from CU, the Round Rock, Texas product most recently developed U15 and U17 guards with the Boulder Rockies Basketball Club.

While with the Buffs, Sborov won the Ceal Barry Colorado Pride Award, given to the player who shows pride in the program through leadership on the court, campus and community, work ethic on the court and in the classroom and who is unselfish and coachable. She was a 2015 All-State Good Works Team nominee and served as a representative with the Student Athletic Advisory Committee.

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Heidi Banks — Director of Basketball Operations

Heidi Banks starts her first season as the Harvard women's basketball director of basketball operations in 2015-16.

Banks arrives in Cambridge after spending four seasons as an assistant coach at Amherst College. With the Jeffs, Banks was responsible for guard development, while also assisting with film exchange, recruiting and team administrative duties.

During her four years, Banks helped the Jeffs to two Final Four appearances. In 2014-15, Amherst posted a 25-4 overall record, advancing to the Sweet Sixteen and finishing with a national rank of No. 12.

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