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Harvard Coach Kathy Delaney-Smith: Failure is Your Fuel and Keep Evolving

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Kathy Delaney-Smith explains how you have continue to learn and grow from your failures. Every loss is a learning experience and you have to evolve your game based on what you take away from those losses. As a coach you also have to evolve with the times. You are going to see many different generations of players during your time and your going to have to adapt to that for the success of your players.

Harvard Women’s Basketball Coach Kathy Delaney-Smith has blazed the trail for women in sports, and beyond for 49 years. Kathy began as a high school coach in Westwood, Massachusetts earning a record of 204-31 in eleven years. She then moved on to lead the Crimson, where, over the last 38 years, she has won 11 Ivy League titles, coached Team USA, battled for equity for her athletes, and, most importantly, developed incredible people and an enduring sisterhood. In 2020, PCA/NE recognized Kathy as its Positive Impact legend, for the powerful positive impact she has made on so many, as attested to by her former players, including ESPN’s Jackie MacMullan, Celtics VP and Harvard/WNBA alumna Allison Feaster, and Harvard Director of Athletics Erin McDermott.