University of Iowa Athletics
Assistant Coach

Raina Harmon

Bio

Raina Harmon is in her third season as an assistant coach with the University of Iowa women’s basketball team. Harmon works primarily with perimeter players.  

THE HARMON FILE

  • Harmon helped Iowa to a 29-7 overall record
  • The Hawkeyes finished second in the Big Ten with an 14-4 conference mark 
  • Helped Iowa to Big Ten Tournament Championship in 2001 and 2019 and a 2008 Big Ten Regular Season Title
  • With Harmon on the sidelines, the Hawkeyes returned to the NCAA Tournament for the second time since 2015-16 
  • Kathleen Doyle led the Big Ten in asssists during the 2019 season with 114 overall and 6.3 per game. She ranked second in the conference in steals with 42, tallying 2.3 per game.
  • Guided Kathleen Doyle (2019) to first team All-Big Ten honors.

AT CENTRAL MICHIGAN 

  • Harmon spent the last five seasons (2012-2017) as an assistant coach at Central Michigan
  • Her primary responsibilities included perimeter player development, academics, and scouting
  • In Harmon’s five years at CMU, the Chippewas registered a combined 99-61 overall record
  • The Detroit native helped guide CMU to a 2017 Mid-American Conference (MAC) Regular Season Championship, 2013 MAC Championship, three MAC West titles (2014, 2016, 2017), an NCAA Tournament berth (2013), and three WNIT appearances

PRIOR TO CENTRAL MICHIGAN 

  • Harmon served as the Director of Women’s Basketball Operations at Michigan from 2010-12, where she assisted the coaching staff with all administrative aspects of the program
  • Before Michigan, Harmon spent a season as an assistant varsity girls basketball coach at Martin Luther King Jr. Senior High School in Detroit

AS A STUDENT-ATHLETE

  • Harmon played for Central Michigan from 2001-04
  • In 2003, she received the Dee Pommerenk Sportsmanship Award
  • Harmon also served as the president of the student-athlete advisory committee in 2003-04.

PERSONAL 

  • Harmon earned a bachelor’s degree in sports studies from CMU in 2004
  • She earned her master’s degree in sports administration from Wayne State in 2009