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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 36th season with Harvard basketball in 2017-18. 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 35-year coaching record at Harvard of 567-384 with a 335-147 record in Ivy League play. Those marks include 12 20-win seasons, 11 Ivy titles, a .500 record or better in 26 of the last 27 campaigns, and 13 postseason appearances. Her 567 career wins and 335 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

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. Harvard finished third in the Ivy League and qualified for the inaugural Ivy League Tournament. The Crimson earned a seventh WNIT bid in program history, advancing to the second round with a 69-56 win over New Hampshire on March 17. Prior to his arrival in Cambridge in the summer of 2015, Roux served as an assistant for 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.

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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 third season in 2017-18. 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 a 8-6 mark in Ivy League play. Harvard went to its fifth postseason over the last six seasons as Sborov worked mostly with the guards. 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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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 third season as the Harvard women's basketball director of basketball operations in 2017-18. 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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