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Women's Basketball - Tue, Jun. 6, 2017

Chris Harris has been chosen to lead the 2017-2018 Harris-Stowe Women's Basketball team following the resignation of Hana Haden

Haden leaves the program after leading the Hornets the past two seasons.  She will join the NCAA I Lamar University Women's Basketball program, serving as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator.  In her two season at the helm the Hornets went 38-25 and a 31-17 mark in the American Midwest Conference.  The 38 victories over two seasons mark a record for the program.  

Harris takes over the program after spending the past year as the Hornets Assistant Coach . Harris was an integral part of the Hornets success in the 2016-2017 season where the program was 19-12, including three wins over NAIA Top 25 programs and ranking in the top 25 in eleven different categories. While he assisted in every part of the program, Harris' primary responsibilities were recruiting, opponent scouting, and post development. He excelled in these areas, helping produce an NAIA All-American: Honorable Mention post player in Brionna Taylor and bringing in one of the most talented recruiting classes in recent history. The class features freshmen from top high school programs in Missouri, Illinois, Oklahoma, and Tennessee, as well as All-Region junior college transfers and a Division I transfer.

Harris has a decorated career prior to coming to Harris-Stowe, including over 20 years of coaching experience. Prior to Harris-Stowe, Harris served as the Head Coach at Cape Fear Community College where he led the women's basketball team to a record of 27-3 and a run in the NJCAA National Tournament, where they finished sixth nationally.

Before taking the helm at Cape Fear, Harris served as an assistant coach at NCAA Division I Presbyterian College where he helped guide the program to a winning season and a quarterfinal appearance in the Big South Tournament in the 2014-2015 season.

Prior to Presbyterian, Harris served as the head coach in 2013-2014 at Kenwood High School in Clarksville, Tenn., where he helped the Knights to their highest district finish and tournament seed in the history of the school.

Prior to Kenwood, Harris completed one of the most successful four year runs in the history of Volunteer State Community College. His four year record of 82-29 included three seasons of at least 20 wins, including only the third NJCAA National Tournament appearance in school history.

Before Volunteer State, Harris served as the recruiting coordinator at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, Mo. He was instrumental in bringing in one of the most highly-touted recruiting classes in the program's history. The 2008-09 recruiting class earned the No. 53 ranking in the nation and No. 1 in the Ohio Valley Conference by the Collegiate Girls Basketball Report. He was also a part of the staff during the 2007-2008 season when SEMO won its third straight Ohio Valley Conference championship.

Since 1998, Harris has been the head coach at Houston Baptist, Ranger College, Connors State College and Volunteer State Community College. He has also been an assistant at New Mexico State, University of Alabama- Huntsville, Martin Methodist and Southeast Missouri State.

A native of Nashville, Tennessee, Harris graduated with a bachelor's of science degree in Health, Physical Education and Recreation from Oklahoma Panhandle State University in 2000. He is married to his wife, Steffanie, who is from Greenbrier, Tennessee. They reside in St. Louis with their dog, Alley Hoops.

 
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