University of Iowa Athletics
Assistant Coach

Raina Harmon

Raina Harmon - Women's Basketball - University of Iowa Athletics

Bio

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

THE HARMON FILE

  • In Harmon’s four seasons with the Hawkeyes, she has helped Iowa to a 120-40 overall record.
  • The Hawkeyes won a share of  the Big Ten regular-season title in 2022 with a 14-4record, finished second in the Big Ten with an 14-4 conference mark in 2019 and third in 2020 with a 14-4 record
  • Helped Iowa to Big Ten Tournament Championships in 2019 and 2022
  • With Harmon on the sidelines, the Hawkeyes returned to the NCAA Tournament for the second time since 2015-16 in 2019, 2021 and 2022
  • Kathleen Doyle earned consensus All-America status with nods from Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA), United States Basketball Writers Association (WSBWA), and Associated Press (AP).
  • Guided Kathleen Doyle (2019 and 2020) to first team All-Big Ten honors as well as 2020 Big Ten Player of the Year.

AT CENTRAL MICHIGAN 

  • Harmon spent 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
  • Harmon and her spouse Charita Martin have one son, Ja’Quez.