Delaney-Smith Keynote Speaker at Quigley Society

Photo courtesy of Gil Talbot
Photo courtesy of Gil Talbot

The all-time winningest head coach in Ivy League history spoke to Quigley Society in Florida.

PONTE VEDRA, Fla. – Harvard women's basketball head coach Kathy Delaney-Smith was the keynote speaker at the 26th annual meeting of the Thomas B. Quigley  Sports Medicine Society in Ponte Vedra, Fla.

"Kathy has done so much for so many; her legacy will last for years to come," said Anne Kelly, MD '86, the president of the Quigley Society and a former Crimson basketball and field hockey student-athlete. "Many people mentor one, two or even three people in their lives and that is quite an accomplishment. Kathy mentors 15 young women every year. I feel very fortunate to have been one of those women."

The all-time winningest head coach in Ivy League history, Delaney-Smith owns 517 career wins, including 11 Ivy League titles and 11 postseason appearances. The 2013-14 team earned the second-most wins in program history, finishing with a 22-8 record and advancing to the second round of the WNIT.

The Quigley Society was founded in 1988 by a group of former Harvard football players who had become orthopedic surgeons. The purpose of the society is to honor the memory of Dr. Quigley and his contributions to sports medicine and Harvard football.