CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Head coach Kathy Delaney-Smith welcomes Mike Roux to the Harvard women's basketball staff, she announced Thursday. Roux arrives in Cambridge after five years at the University of New Hampshire, including the last three as the associate head coach.
Coaching 10 all-conference players, Roux was the recruiting coordinator at UNH, focusing on the Midwest, east coast and international regions. An acting head coach for 14 games during the 2012-13 season, Roux helped the Wildcats to its third-highest win total in program the following year. Roux was responsible for nonconference scheduling, compliance coordination and purchasing team equipment, among other responsibilities.
Roux joined the UNH staff in 2010 after serving as an assistant coach at Holy Cross. Prior to his stint with the Crusaders, he spent two seasons as an assistant coach at Southern New Hampshire University, where he helped lead the Penmen to an overall record of 18-11 during the 2008-09 campaign.
Before arriving at SNHU, Roux spent two seasons as an assistant coach for his alma mater Assumption College. While with the Greyhounds, Roux assisted with recruiting, scouting and alumni relations.
From 2003-05, Roux was an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for the men's basketball team at Nichols College. A 2002 graduate of Assumption, Roux was a member of the soccer team and assisted the women's basketball team as a member of the practice squad. He and his wife Deb have two children, Joshua and Rileigh.