Ohio State Women's Basketball Adds Simon Harris to Coaching Staff

Brendan Gulick

Ohio State women’s basketball head coach Kevin McGuff announced on Friday the addition of Simon Harris to his coaching staff.

“We are incredibly excited to welcome Simon to the Ohio State Women’s Basketball family,” said McGuff. “He is a relentless recruiter, skilled coach, and proven winner. Most importantly his commitment to supporting the growth and development of our student athletes will allow him to make a significant impact on our program.”

Harris spent the last two seasons on staff at NC State and helped guide the Wolfpack to a pair of the most successful seasons in program history. Last year, his alma mater finished 28-4 with an ACC Women's Basketball Tournament championship. The team won 56 games over two seasons and finished the season ranked inside the top-10 on both occasions. 

Harris returns to the state of Ohio where he spent seven seasons on staff at the University of Dayton. He spent four years on the women's staff and three seasons on the men's staff for the Flyers under then-head coach Archie Miller. While the men's program is coming off the best season in school history in 2019-2020, Harris worked with the women's team during some of their most outstanding years in recent memory. The Flyers went to three NCAA Tournaments, including the 2015 Elite Eight, and four total post-season berths. They posted a record of 87-39 while Harris coached in Dayton.

Harris is an NC State alum and played two seasons there from 2007-2009. He earned his degree in sociology in 2008. Harris joins Kevin McGuff's staff after Carrie Banks left this spring to become the head coach at Nebraska Omaha.

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