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

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

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
38-38 (.500)

20+ Win Seasons (1)

Winning Seasons (2)
2022-23, 2021-22

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

Conference Regular Season Championships (1)
2022-23 CAA

Post-Season Berths (1)
2022-23 WNIT

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

In 2021-22, was named MEAC Coach of the Year, led Coppin State to the program’s first winning season (15-13) in eight seasons, as well as a 13-win improvement from the season prior

Improved Coppin State’s scoring offense by 13.5 ppg from the season prior to arrival

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

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

In 2016-17, helped lead George Washington to 20-10 overall and 13-3 Atlantic 10 Conference record, as well as an Atlantic 10 Conference Regular Season Championship and a WNIT appearance

In 2014-15, assisted High Point to a 20-12 overall and 14-6 Big South record

The NCAA Final Four’s Most Outstanding Player after leading Maryland to the 2005-06 National Championship, had her playing jersey retired by the program in 2009

Helped lead Maryland to a 117-24 (.830) overall record and four NCAA Tournament berths, scoring over 1,400 points and becoming the all-time leading shot blocker in program history

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