University of Iowa Athletics
Assistant Coach

Raina Harmon

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


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


  • In Harmon’s six seasons with the Hawkeyes, she has helped Iowa to a 151-47 overall record and its first National Championship appearance in school history
  • The Hawkeyes won a share of  the Big Ten regular-season title in 2022 with a 14-4 record, 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, 2022, and 2023
  • One of 15 leaders part of the Big Ten Conference’s LGBTQ+ Working Group
  • With Harmon on the sidelines, the Hawkeyes returned to the NCAA Tournament for the second time since 2015-16 in 2019, 2021, 2022, and 2023
  • 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


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.