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Robin Harmony

Robin Harmony (born October 20, 1961)[9] is an American college basketball coach. She currently serves as head coach of Lamar University women's basketball team. From 2005 to 2013, she served as head coach at St. Thomas University. Prior to that, she served as assistant coach (six years) and associate head coach (twelve years) at Miami Hurricanes. She split her stay at the University of Miami by serving as an assistant coach at Fairleigh Dickinson University for one season prior to her return to the Hurricanes.

Robin Harmony
Sport(s)Women's basketball
Current position
TitleHead Coach
TeamLamar
ConferenceSouthland Conference
Record69–53 (.566)
Biographical details
Born (1961-10-20) October 20, 1961 (age 57)
Hershey, Pennsylvania
Alma materUniversity of Miami
Playing career
1980-1984Miami
1984-1985Avon Cosmetics of Northampton, England
Position(s)Guard
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1985-1987Miami (FL) (asst.)
1987-1988Fairleigh Dickinson (asst.)
1988-1993Miami (FL) (asst.)
1993-2005Miami (FL) (assoc. HC)
2005-2013St. Thomas (FL)
2013-PresentLamar
Head coaching record
OverallDivision I (NCAA) 69–53 (.566)
NAIA 131–48(.732)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
Sun Conference Championship (2009, 2011, 2013)[1][2][3]
Sun Conference Tournament Championship (2010)[4]
Southland Conference Regular Season Co-Championship (2014)
Awards
Sun Conference Coach of the Year (2009, 2013)[5][6]
University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame (1997)[7]
Atlantic Coast Conference Women's Basketball Legend (2013)[8]

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Playing careerEdit

Harmony was a three-year letter winner at Hershey High School located in Hershey, Pennsylvania. At the University of Miami, she earned a letter all four years playing for the Miami Hurricanes. At Miami, Harmony recorded total of 1,308 points, 750 rebounds, 415 assists and 314 steals in four seasons. As of April, 2013, she still held the Miami single-game record for assists with 14 and was 10th on Miami’s all-time scoring chart and fifth in rebounding. After graduation, she continued playing basketball for the Avon Cosmetics women's team in Northampton, England. She was named Most Valuable Player for the team in her one season there. Harmony also had coaching duties with the team.

Harmony received several honors as a player. Inducted in the Class of 1997, she was the first women's basketball player to be inducted into the University of Miami's Sports Hall of Fame. In 2013, Harmony was named an Atlantic Coast Conference Women's Basketball Legend.[10]

Coaching careerEdit

University of MiamiEdit

Harmony spent 18 years on the staff of the University of Miami. She served as Assistant Coach for six years and Associate Head Coach for twelve years. While Coach Harmony was at Miami, the Hurricanes won three Big East regular season championships and two Big East conference tournament championships. The Hurricanes also participated in post season play seven time advancing to the sweet 16 one time.

St. Thomas UniversityEdit

Harmony became the first women's basketball coach of NAIA St. Thomas University in 2005. While at St. Thomas, her teams compiled an overall record of 131-48, won three regular season championships, and one Sun Conference tournament championship. Her teams participated in the NAIA National Tournament three times.

Lamar UniversityEdit

Harmony was named Lamar women's basketball head coach on April 30, 2013. The Lady Cardinals compiled an overall record of 18-13 and conference record of 13-5 in Coach Harmony's first year at Lamar. Her team was Southland Conference co-champion in the regular season. The Lady Cardinals participated in the WNIT, the fourth post season tournament for the Lady Cardinals in a five-year period.

On April 28, 2015, it was announced that Robin Harmony had signed a three-year contract extension as head coach of the Lamar Lady Cardinals basketball team.[11]


Head Coaching RecordEdit

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
St. Thomas Bobcats (Sun Conference) (2005–2013)
2007–08 St. Thomas 17-10[12] 6-6
2008-09 St. Thomas 22-7[13] 10-2 1st
2009-10 St. Thomas 22-9[14] 11-3 1st NAIA DII Tournament First Round
2010-11 St. Thomas 20-10[15] 12-1 1st
2011-12 St. Thomas 24-9[16][17] 13-3 NAIA DII Tournament First Round
2012-13 St. Thomas 27-4[18][19] 14-0 1st NAIA DII Tournament First Round
St. Thomas: 131-48 (.775) 50-7 (.877)
Lamar Lady Cardinals (Southland Conference) (2013–present)
2013-14 Lamar 18-13[20] 13-5 T–1st WNIT First Round
2014-15 Lamar 17–13 14–4 2nd
2015-16 Lamar 12–19 7–11 T-8th
2016-17 Lamar 22–8 15–3 3rd WBI First round
2017–2018 Lamar 22–6 17–1 1st WNIT First round
2018–2019 Lamar
Lamar: 91–59 (.607) 66–24 (.733)
Total: 222–107 (.675)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bobcats clinch 1st regular season championship". St. Thomas University Athletics. 21 Feb 2009. Retrieved 8 Oct 2014.
  2. ^ "STU Women's Basketball Clinches Regular Season Championship!". St. Thomas University Athletics. February 18, 2011. Retrieved October 24, 2014.
  3. ^ "Sun Conference Champions!!!". St. Thomas University Athletics. February 16, 2013. Retrieved October 24, 2014.
  4. ^ "Lady Bobcats Win Sun Conference Championship, Beat Northwood 65-60". St. Thomas University Athletics. February 27, 2010. Retrieved October 24, 2014.
  5. ^ http://www.stubobcats.com/news/2009/2/27/WBB_0227091350.aspx?path=wbball
  6. ^ http://www.stubobcats.com/news/2013/2/21/WBB_0221132307.aspx?path=wbball
  7. ^ http://umsportshalloffame.com/inductees.asp?ID=3
  8. ^ http://www.stubobcats.com/news/2013/1/31/WBB_0131130445.aspx?path=wbball
  9. ^ "Women's Basketball Coaches Career". NCAA. Retrieved 30 Sep 2015.
  10. ^ "COACH ROBIN HARMONY NAMED ACC LEGEND". St. Thomas University Athletics. 1 Jan 2013. Retrieved 8 Oct 2014.
  11. ^ "Harmony Signs 3-Year Extension". Lamar University Department of Athletics. April 28, 2015. Retrieved May 5, 2015.
  12. ^ "THE BOBCATS LOSE A CLOSE ONE". St. Thomas University Athletics. February 22, 2008. Retrieved December 21, 2014.
  13. ^ "CHAMPIONSHIP SLIPS AWAY FROM BOBCATS". St. Thomas University Athletics. February 28, 2009. Retrieved December 21, 2014.
  14. ^ "LADY BOBCATS GET DOWN EARLY, COMEBACK WASN'T ENOUGH AND THEY FALL 68-59". St. Thomas University Athletics. March 10, 2010. Retrieved December 21, 2014.
  15. ^ "STU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL FALL IN CHAMPIONSHIP GAME TO FMU!". St. Thomas University Athletics. February 21, 2011. Retrieved December 21, 2014.
  16. ^ "STU MEN'S AND WOMEN'S HOOPS BOTH HEADED TO NATIONAL TOURNEY". St. Thomas University Athletics. February 29, 2012. Retrieved December 21, 2014.
  17. ^ "WOMEN'S HOOPS FALLS IN FIRST ROUND". St. Thomas University Athletics. March 7, 2012. Retrieved December 21, 2014.
  18. ^ "STU MEN'S AND WOMEN'S TEAMS HEADED TO NATIONALS". St. Thomas University Athletics. February 27, 2013. Retrieved December 21, 2014.
  19. ^ "BOBCATS FALL IN THE FIRST ROUND OF THE NATIONAL TOURNAMENT". St. Thomas University Athletics. March 6, 2013. Retrieved December 21, 2014.
  20. ^ "WOMEN'S HOOPS FALLS IN WNIT". Lamar University Department of Athletics. March 20, 2014. Retrieved December 21, 2014.

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