NEIL HARROW | ASSISTANT COACH
Neil Harrow enters his third season as an assistant coach at Troy in 2017-18. A native of Scotland, Harrow came to Troy after spending the previous two seasons as a graduate assistant coach at Valdosta State.
Troy won its second consecutive Sun Belt Conference Tournament championship in 2016-17 earning a second straight bid to the NCAA Tournament. The team finished with a 22-11 record, the second-most wins in a season in program history. Forward Caitlyn Ramirez was named first team All-Sun Belt Conference and SBC Tournament MVP. For the fifth straight season, the Trojans led the league in scoring and finished top 10 in the nation with 82.5 points per game. Graf’s squad was second in the NCAA with 50.15 rebounds per game including an 86-rebound performance against Arkansas State in the Sun Belt Conference Tournament quarterfinals, the second-most in NCAA history. From Nov. 16-Dec. 4, Troy scored 90-plus points in five straight games for the first time on program history and reached the 100-point plateau four times during the season.
Prior to his two seasons at Valdosta State, Harrow spent three years with the men’s basketball program at F.C Martinenc in Barcelona.
After playing for F.C. Martinenc in 2010-11, Harrow spent the next two seasons coaching for the club, starting as the head coach of the U18 boy’s team in 2011-12. He helped the team to a 24-2 record and a championship in the Catalan “Nivel C” league, leading to promotion into the “Nivel B” league.
In 2012-13, Harrow served in a dual role as head coach of the U16 boy’s team and assistant coach for the U21 men’s team. He led the U16 team to a 13-1 record and a league championship while helping the U21 side to a 23-7 overall record, a league championship and a regional championship.
While in Barcelona, Harrow also served as a youth development coach at the Benjamin Franklin International School and the American School of Barcelona. He also served as a coach at the Jordan Brand Invitational in Barcelona.
A native of East Kilbride in Scotland, Harrow earned a bachelor’s degree in sports coaching and physiology from the University of the West of Scotland in 2010.
While in college, Harrow served as the women’s basketball head coach for the Glasgow Storm Basketball Club, leading the team to a 14-0 record, a Scottish Strathclyde League championship and a SLBA Cup championship.
In addition to his coaching experience, Harrow has also played for the Glasgow Storm in the Scottish National Men’s League 1, F.C. Martinenc and U.E. Horta of the Catalan Liga 3 and Font Castellana of the U25 Catalan Liga 1.
Harrow joins Houston Baptist head coach Donna Finnie and assistant coach Becca Allison as the only three Scotland natives coaching in NCAA women’s basketball. He is one of just two foreign coaches currently in the Sun Belt, joining ULM associate head coach Eun Jung Ok.