Chenel Harris joined the University of Arkansas women’s basketball staff as an assistant coach in June 2016. The up-and-coming coach’s energy and enthusiasm were the qualities that made her stand out.
Harris, a native of Ontario, Canada, has made coaching stops at Robert Morris and, most recently, Stony Brook. While with the Seawolves, Harris served as the team’s recruiting coordinator, bringing top talent to campus and establishing relationships with high school and AAU coaches.
In addition to her work at Stony Brook, Harris worked with the post players as a position coach and was responsible for the skill development of the team’s forwards in the pre- and postseason.
She also was instrumental in developing “So You Want To Be A Coach”, a WBCA program designed to help college women’s basketball players prepare for a career in coaching.
Harris earned her degree in business management from Kent State in 2010.
As A Player at Kent State (July 2007-May 2011)
- Kent State forward
- Started 88 of 120 games
- Finished with 573 career rebounds and 901 points
- All-Mid-American Conference honorable mention
- All-Mid American Conference All-Rookie honors
- Bachelor’s degree in business management in 2010
Trinidad and Tobago National Team (July 2011)
- Competed in the Caribbean Basketball Championship tournament
- Served as captain of the Trinidad and Tobago women’s basketball national team
- Ranked 8th among all players in points per game scoring 12.6 ppg
- Ranked 8th overall in free throw percentage
- Ranked 3rd in overall 3-point percentage during the tournament
At WBCA Office (January 2012-Spring 2012)
- Betty F. Jaynes Special Projects intern
At Robert Morris (June 2012-July 2014)
- Assistant coach on team that claimed the 2013-14 Northeast Conference regular season and tournament titles
- Specialized in working with forwards
- Developed two-time NCA Player of the Year Artemis Spanou, 2012-13 Rookie of the Year Ashley Ravelli and three All-Rookie selections
2012-13 || 7-22
2013-14 || 21-12
Totals || 28-34
At Stony Brook (July 2014-May 2016)
- Worked with Co-South Jersey Female College Player of the Year Brittany Snow
- Coached two All-Conference selections
- Served as team’s recruiting coordinator
2014-15 || 17-14
2015-16 || 17-15 (10-6 America East)
Totals || 34-29
Arkansas || One Season (2016-present) || 13-17
- Served as recruiting coordinator and worked with forwards
- Back-to-back postseason appearances
2016-17 || 13-17 (2-14)