Donna Finnie

Head Women’s Basketball Coach
Houston Christian University


2013 – Present: Head Coach, Houston Christian University (formerly Houston Baptist University)

2010 – 2013: Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator, Houston Baptist University

2003 – 2010: Head Coach, U18 Scottish National Team


1998: Heriot Watt University, BSC, Applied Sports Sciences


Hometown: Edinburgh, Scotland

Career Highlights

Career Division I Wins

Winning Seasons (1)

Conference Coach of the Year (1)
2021-22 Southland

Conference Regular Season Championships (1)
2021-22 Southland

WNIT Berths (1)
2021-22 WNIT

The all-time winningest coach in Houston Christian program’s Division I history with 112 overall and 65 Southland Conference wins – rebuilt a program that had only won 15 total games in the four seasons combined prior to her taking over (15-101 (.129) record during span)

The 2021-22 Southland Conference Coach of the Year, led HBU to the first Southland Conference Regular Season Championship in program history

In 2021-22, led HBU to the first winning season (16-11), first winning Southland Conference record (12-2), most single-season wins (16), most Southland Conference wins (12), and first post-season berth (WNIT) in the program’s Division I history

In 2020-21, guided HBU to the first .500 season (11-11) in the program’s Division I history

In 2015-16, guided HBU to the first .500 Southland Conference record (9-9) in program history

HBU’s scoring defense finished ranked 25th nationally in 2021-22

As HBU’s Head Coach, has recruited and coached 13 Southland All-Conference Team selections, as well as one Player of the Year

HBU ranked 11th nationally in 2022-23, 22nd in 2020-21, 7th in 2019-20, 14th in 2018-19, 23rd in 2017-18, 5th in 2015-16, 17th in 2014-15, and 12th in 2013-14 in the WBCA Academic Top 25 Team Honor Roll

As the Head Coach of the Scottish National Team, became the first Head Coach at any level to win consecutive FIBA Tournaments (2006 & 2005)

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