Joe Harrington

Coach Joe Harrington,
Team Leader College Sports

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Science Degree – University of Maryland – 1968
  • Graduate Studies in Elementary & Childhood Psychology – 1968-69

EMPLOYMENT

  • Motivational Speaker – 1974 to present
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant – University of Maryland & UMBC 1968-1969
  • Assistant Basketball Coach to Lefty Driesell University of Maryland 1969-1979
  • Assistant Director of Intramural Department University of Maryland 1969 – 1974
  • University of Maryland Coach Lefty Driesell Summer Basketball
    Camp Director – 1969 -1979
  • Head Basketball Coach – Hofstra University 1979 -1980
  • Head Basketball Coach – George Mason University 1980 – 1987
  • Head Basketball Coach – Long Beach State – 1987-1990
  • Head Basketball Coach University of Colorado – 1990 -1996
  • Assistant Basketball Coach to Butch Carter – NBA Toronto Raptors – 1998 – 2000
  • Assistant Basketball Coach to Gary Williams – Univ. of Maryland 2007 – 2010
  • University of Maryland Athletic Department Director of Special Events
  • Adjunct Professor George Mason University – 2011
  • Radio Broadcast Analysis CBS Radio – 2010 -2011
  • Coach Joe Harrington Basketball TV Show George Mason University 1984-1987
  • Coach Joe Harrington Basketball TV Show University of Colorado 1990 -1996 Denver Channel 4
  • Big Shots Basketball Tournaments – 2011 – 2015
  • Coach Joe Harrington Basketball Clinics – 2002 to present
  • Wakefield School Boys Basketball – 2016 – 2018

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • 825+ Wins as a Head Coach, Assistant Coach, and Player 90% Player graduation rate As a Head Basketball
  • Coach Coached 22 NBA players in college
  • Coached 3 Olympians
  • Conference CAA Coach of the Year 1984
  • Coached 5 NBA point guards in college
  • Coached NBA MVP of World Champions Detroit Pistons – Chauncey Billups
  • Recruited University of Maryland’s 1st Rhodes Scholar – Tom McMillen
    Coached 17 teams into post-season play as an assistant & head coach
    Assist. USA Basketball Coach to Mike Krzyzewski in World & Goodwill Games -1990
  • Selected by Partners of the Americas to conduct basketball clinics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – 1976
  • Selected by USA Sports Academy to conduct basketball clinics in Saudi Arabia & Bahrain
  • University of Maryland Marty Cohen IFC Leadership Award – 1967
  • Established George Mason University as a NCAA Division 1 basketball program
  • Member of Toronto Raptors Staff that coached Canada’s 1st NBA playoff team and Rookie of the Year

PLAYER ACHIEVEMENTS AND HONORS

  • State of Maine Basketball Hall of Fame – 2014 Inaugural Class
  • State of Maine High School Basketball Champions 1962 & 1963
  • State of Maine High School Player of the Year -1962 & 1963
  • Parade Magazine High School All American 1963
  • Full Scholarship to ACC, University of Maryland 1963 – 1967 Co-Captain University of Maryland Basketball team – 1967 – 1968
  • NBA World Champions Boston Celts draft selection – 1967
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