Harrer Wins 500th Career Game

January 1, 2015

Cheri Harrer headshotTwenty-five year Head Women's Basketball Coach Cheri Harrer won her 500th career game January 17 when the Yellow Jackets defeated rival Ohio Northern University, 69-64. The win also made her just the second women’s basketball coach in the 113-year history of the Ohio Athletic Conference to achieve the 500-win feat.

“This is an honor,” said Harrer, who has led the Yellow Jackets to 13 OAC titles (eight regular season and five OAC tournament), 12 NCAA Division III National Tournament appearances, five “Sweet 16” appearances, including last season, as well as three “Elite Eight” appearances.

“It is truly a tribute to the many good assistant coaches and great student-athletes who came to BW, believed in what we are trying to achieve as a team and sacrificed to be successful,” said Harrer.

Harrer has a 500-182 career record with a .734 winning percentage. She is the second all-time winningest women’s and fourth all-time winningest basketball coach in OAC history. Retired Otterbein University men’s coach Dick Reynolds leads with 653, Capital University women’s coach Dixie Jeffers is second with 651 and retired Muskingum University men’s coach Jim Burson is third at 540.

Harrer, who also serves as BW’s Senior Women’s Administrator (SWA), won her 100th game on February 4, 1997 when BW beat cross-town rival John Carroll, 77-57. She won her 200th contest with a 63-52 win at Heidelberg University on December 18, 2001. She captured her 300th win on February 24, 2005 when the Yellow Jackets defeated Otterbein University, 75-69, in the OAC Tournament. Harrer won her 400th career game on December 5, 2009 with a 57-44 win at Kenyon College.