Donny Guerinoni completed his third season as a member of Tommy Amaker’s coaching staff in 2017-18.
The Crimson captured its sixth Ivy League crown in program history in 2017-18, and earned its second-ever berth to the National Invitation Tournament (NIT). Seth Towns capped a tremendous season as the Ivy League Player of the Year and All-America selection, while Chris Lewis and Justin Bassey also garnered All-Ivy recognition. Harvard won 18 games for the second-straight season, doing so while playing one of the nation's toughest schedules.
Last season, Guerinoni was part of a Harvard squad that capped things off with an appearance in the inaugural Ivy League tournament. The Crimson was the 10th-youngest team according to KenPom rankings and finished 18-10 overall, including a 10-4 mark in Ancient Eight play. Bryce Aiken was named Rookie of the Year and received 1st team All-Ivy honors along with senior guard, Siyani Chambers.
In Guerinoni’s first year, Harvard saw two student-athletes receive all-conference accolades in 2015-16 highlighted by Agunwa Okolie's selection as Ivy League Defensive Player of the Year. Okolie was also named All-Ivy League honorable mention with Zena Edosomwan receiving All-Ivy League second team honors. Despite losing eight letter winners from the previous year the Crimson competed well on the national stage, reaching the championship game of the Diamond Head Classic with wins over BYU (85-82, OT) and Auburn (69-51) before falling to then No. 3 Oklahoma, 83-71. Harvard also found itself tied with then No. 4 Kansas with under 8:00 to play in Allen Fieldhouse, but ultimately fell to the Jayhawks, 75-69.
During his time in Cambridge, Guerinoni has performed a number of tasks for the program, which include perimeter skill development, opponent scouting, and recruiting. Before joining Harvard, Guerinoni spent the previous 12 years as an assistant coach at the following institutions:
Texas Christian University, BIG 12 (2012-2014)
Louisiana State University, SEC (2008-2012)
Stanford University, PAC 12 (2004-2008)
West Valley College, Coast Conference (2002-2004)
During his time at LSU (2008-12) and Stanford (2004-08), Guerinoni helped those teams to six postseason appearances in eight years, including four NCAA tournament berths, a Sweet 16 bid, and an SEC Championship. Guerinoni’s primary responsibilities included recruiting, player development, academic accountability, and to assist head coach Trent Johnson with offensive and defensive strategies.
Throughout his career, Guerinoni has had the opportunity to coach and work with several accomplished players including 15 all-conference selections, 8 NBA players, and 22 players that went on to have professional careers overseas.
Guerinoni played at West Valley College in California for head coach, Bob Burton and then at the University of Nevada, Reno for Trent Johnson. In his final season at West Valley, Guerinoni was named MVP of the Coast Conference and was selected to the 1999 California State Junior College 1st Team. For the Wolfpack, Guerinoni was one of the program’s top 3pt shooters and was named to the Western Athletic Conference All-Academic Team in 2001.
He received his BA in Business Marketing from Nevada in 2002.
Guerinoni is originally from Sebastopol, CA in Sonoma County.