Former Westwood High Girls Basketball Coach to be Honored by Harvard

The Friends of Harvard Basketball will be hosting "30 Years of Coaching Excellence" to honor women's basketball coach Kathy Delaney-Smith, who began her coaching career at Westwood High School.

Tomorrow night at 7 p.m. the Friends of Harvard Basketball will honor longtime women's basketball coach Kathy Delaney-Smith with an event billed as "30 Years of Coaching Excellence."

Delaney-Smith, who will be entering her 31st year on the Crimson sidelines, has racked up 474 victories at Harvard on the way to winning 11 Ivy League titles while coaching 8 Ivy League Players of the Year, but it was at Westwood High School where she got her start in coaching.

Delaney-Smith went 204-31 during her time on the Wolverines sidelines, going undefeated at one point for six consecutive regular seasons and winning one state title. She is in the Westwood Hall of Fame.

The Harvard coach won't be the only Westwood connection at Lavietes Pavillion tomorrow night, as the guest speaker will be sportswriter, columnist and television commentator Jackie MacMullan, who played for Delaney-Smith while a student at Westwood High.

There are also some other former Westwood players on the committee that put this event together.

In addtion, interestingly enough Harvard assistant coach Lindsay Hallion, who played for Harvard (class of 2008) is a 2004 alum of WHS.


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