Fecteau Named Head Coach at Stevens Institute of Technology

Fecteau Named Head Coach at Stevens Institute of Technology
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Official Release

Bri Fecteau, an assistant coach for the Harvard women’s basketball team, was named head coach of Stevens Institute of Technology last Friday. Fecteau becomes the fifth head coach in the program’s 24-year history and inherits a Ducks squad that has amassed a 65-23 record since joining the Empire 8 in the fall of 2007.

Fecteau, a seven-year veteran at Harvard, joined the Crimson coaching staff as a second assistant in 2003 before being promoted to first assistant in 2009. During her tenure with the Crimson, Harvard compiled a 120-77 overall mark with a 75-25 Ivy League record. She helped develop four All-Ivy performers, including a pair of first-team honorees, and the 2004-05 Ivy League Player of the Year, Reka Cserney.

“I think Stevens got a great one,” Harvard head coach Kathy Delaney-Smith said. “There are a lot of similarities between the schools and their emphasis on both academics and athletics. Bri has been here for seven years and understands how to maintain that balance between both academics and athletics. We are going to miss her here at Harvard, but it’s her time (to step into a head coaching role). She was great on the court, has great knowledge of the game, and was great with our student-athletes.”

At Harvard, Fecteau helped facilitate the day-to-day operations of the women’s basketball program and was responsible for film editing and exchange, scouting and recruiting. As part of her on-court coaching responsibilities, Fecteau worked with all positions – with a special concentration on guard development.

During her seven seasons at Harvard, the Crimson captured three Ivy League titles (2005, 2007, 2008), earning an NCAA Tournament berth in 2007, while making two Women’s National Invitation Tournament (WNIT) appearances in 2009 and 2010. She also served as the head coach of the Crimson’s junior varsity program.