Laura Harper

Head Women’s Basketball Coach
Towson University


2022 – Present: Head Coach, Towson University

2020 – 2022: Head Coach, Coppin State University

2019 – 2020: Head Coach, Montverde Academy (FL)

2017 – 2019: Assistant Coach, University of Florida

2016 – 2017: Assistant Coach, George Washington University

2014 – 2016: Assistant Coach, High Point University

2013 – 2014: Assistant Coach, Loyola University Maryland

2010 – 2013: Professional Player, Various Overseas Teams (Italy, Russia, Turkey)

2008 – 2010: Professional Player, Sacramento Monarchs (WNBA)

2004 – 2008: Player, University of Maryland


2008: University of Maryland, Bachelors, Communications


Hometown: Philadelphia, PA

Career Highlights

Career Division I Record
58-49 (.542)

20+ Win Seasons (2)
2023-24, 2022-23

Winning Seasons (3)
2023-24, 2022-23, 2021-22

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

Conference Regular Season Championships (1)
2022-23 CAA

WNIT Berths (1)
2022-23 WNIT

Has led Towson to a 41-23 (.641) record, consecutive 20+ win seasons, and one post-season berth

First Head Coach in program history to lead Towson to consecutive 20+ win seasons

In 2022-23 (first season), led Towson to the third-most single-season wins (21), second-most CAA wins (13), first CAA Regular Season Championship, and only the second WNIT berth in program history

The 2021-22 MEAC Coach of the Year, led Coppin State to the program’s first winning season (15-13) in eight seasons – rebuilt a program that had not had a winning season in the six seasons prior to her arrival (45-133 (.253) record during span)

As a Division I Head Coach, has recruited and coached 10 all-conference team selections, as well as one Player of the Year and two Defensive Players of the Year

In 2018-19, led Montverde Academy to a 18-6 (.750) record, with all five of her seniors earning Division I scholarships

In 2016-17, helped lead George Washington to the Atlantic 10 Conference Regular Season Championship and a WNIT appearance

In 2013-14, assisted High Point to 20 single-season wins for only the fourth time in the program’s Division I history

The 2005-06 NCAA Final Four’s Most Outstanding Player after leading Maryland to the NCAA National Championship

The two-time Team Captain helped lead Maryland four NCAA Tournament berths and scored over 1,400 career points, had her jersey number retired by Maryland in 2009

The 10th overall selection of 2008 WNBA Draft by the Sacramento Monarchs also played for Team USA in the 2007 FIBA U21 World Championship

Head Coach Record