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Coaches

Kathy Delaney-Smith — Head Coach

The winningest head coach in Ivy League history, Kathy Delaney-Smith will complete her 37th season with Harvard basketball in 2018-19. Delaney- Smith’s career success cannot be measured by the numbers alone - while, on their own, the numbers are impressive enough. In 36 years at the helm, Delaney-Smith owns a 589-395 record at Harvard with a 345-148 record in Ivy League play. Those marks include 12 20-win seasons, 11 Ivy titles, a .500 record or better in the last 29 campaigns, and 13 postseason appearances. Delaney-Smith, one of four active Division I head coaches to spend 36-plus years at one institution, passed Pete Carril (514) in overall victories during the 2013-14 season. She has coached eight Ivy League Players of the Year, including three-time winner Allison Feaster “98 and two-time recipient Hana Peljto “04, six Ivy League Rookies of the Year and 41 first-team All-Ivy League selections. Additionally, all 19 members of Harvard’s 1,000 point club have been coached by Delaney-Smith.

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Mike Roux — Assistant Coach

Promoted to associate head coach in 2017, Mike Roux joined the Harvard women’s basketball staff in 2015 after five years at the University of New Hampshire, including the last three as the associate head coach. Roux helped guide Harvard to a 21-9 record in 2016-17, the program’s 12th 20-win season and first since 2013-14. During the 17-18 campaign Harvard finished third in the Ivy League and qualified for the Ivy League Tournament. The Crimson also earned their eighth WNIT bid in program history. Roux, who worked primarly with the forwards, which included Second Team All-Ivy Taylor Rook “18 & Jeannie Boehm“ 20.

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Jasmine Sborov — Assistant Coach

Jasmine Sborov joined the Harvard women’s basketball staff as an assistant coach in August 2015 and enters her fourth season in 2018-19. Sborov came to Cambridge after lettering for four years at the University of Colorado. Sborov helped the Crimson to a 21-9 overall record in 2016-17, including an 8-6 mark in Ivy League play. Harvard went to its sixth postseason over the last seven seasons as Sborov worked mostly with the guards, including unanimous All-Ivy League First Team selection, Katie Benzan.

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Megan Struamann — Assistant Coach

Megan Straumann joins the Crimson after earning a master’s degree in education from the University of Rhode Island. While at URI, Straumann served as a graduate assistant coach with the women’s basketball team.

A two-year captain for Rhode Island during her playing career, Straumann finished fourth on the school's all-time three-point shooting list by percentage (36.4%). Before a career-ending injury during her senior season, Straumann was averaging 8.3 points and 2.3 steals per game while shooting 39.2% from beyond the arc. She was named URI's recipient of the 2015 Rhode Island Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women Distinguished Athletes of the Year honor.

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Heidi Banks — Director of Basketball Operations

Heidi Banks starts her fourth season as the Harvard Women's Basketball Director of Basketball Operations in 2018-19. 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 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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