Allison Feaster’s Life lessons from Harvard Coach Kathy Delaney-Smith
Allison Feaster, is the Boston Celtics’ VP of Player Development and Organizational Growth. Allison played her college basketball at Harvard, and in 1998, Allison scored 35 points to lead #16-ranked Harvard to a history-making upset over #1-ranked Stanford at Stanford’s own Maples Pavilion in the NCAAs. Allison went on to star in the WNBA and in Europe through 2016. Allison has made a career in the NBA with a deep, effective approach to player development and more, and credits her coach at Harvard, Kathy Delaney-Smith, PCA/NE’s 2020 Positive Impact Legend, with having had a huge positive impact on her.
In this video, Allison Feaster shared the important life lessons she learned from her legendary college coach, Harvard’s Kathy Delaney-Smith, lessons she has carried through her life, including the importance of empathy and emotional intelligence, meeting teammates where they are, pulling people along, embracing your role, speaking up, and “acting as if.”