Carrie Moore was officially welcomed as The Friends of Harvard Women’s Basketball Head Coach in Lavietes Pavilion today (April 6). Moore becomes the fourth head coach in program history, succeeding Kathy Delaney-Smith, who retired this spring after a 40-year tenure.
A crowd of nearly 100 colleagues, reporters, family, and friends greeted the Lathrup, Michigan, native. In introducing her, John D. Nichols ’53 Family Director of Athletics Erin McDermott said responses she has received since hiring Moore include “rising star, rock star, and superstar.”
“What’s really fun for us is that her star will rise at Harvard, and we get to watch it happen,” McDermott said.
A 2007 graduate of Western Michigan University, Moore was a standout basketball student-athlete who led the nation in scoring her senior year. She brings a wealth of experience to the Crimson, having served as an assistant coach at Princeton University, Creighton University, the University of North Carolina, and most recently, the University of Michigan.
“What an unbelievable day this is,” said Moore, who had the opportunity to meet her new team Tuesday evening. “Thank you all for trusting me and welcoming me into this incredible program. … It is our time.”