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UVU women’s basketballl adds Harry as assistant coach

By Staff | Aug 5, 2022

Grant Hindsley

BYU's Xojian Harry blocks practice volunteer Kellen Nicol during the BYU women's team practice at the Marriott Center on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. GRANT HINDSLEY, Daily Herald

Utah Valley University head coach Dan Nielson has announced the addition of Xojian Harry as an assistant coach on his women’s basketball staff. Harry was most recently the director of operations at Brigham Young University. A native of Bountiful, Utah, Harry played at BYU from 2011-15. Nielson was an assistant coach for the program during Harry’s final two seasons.

“We are ecstatic to be adding Xo to our UVU family,” Nielson said. “As a player and coach, she has won several championships and has had great success in the NCAA tournament. That experience will be a great resource to our program and help our team to continue to build a championship mentality. Her enthusiasm for building our program really stood out and her outgoing and positive personality will no doubt be an asset in recruiting.”

“I am so grateful for the opportunity to join this awesome Wolverine staff,” said Harry. “I will be working with the guards and had the opportunity to get on the court with them on Friday. It was great to see their talent and I’m excited to help broaden that.”

Harry spent the 2021-22 season on staff at BYU in a year the team set a program record for the most regular season wins in program history (25) and finished No. 20 in the AP Poll.

Her playing career included three NCAA Tournament appearances, including a Sweet 16 run during her junior season. A co-captain her senior year, Harry was named to the West Coast Conference Commissioner’s Bronze Roll three times and was a two-time WCC Academic honorable mention selection.

During the 2012-13 season as a sophomore, she played on a team that included current UVU assistant Keilani Unga, and former assistants Morgan Bailey and Ashley Garfield.

Harry graduated from Brigham Young in 2015 with an exercise science degree.

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