Women’s Basketball Coach Cheri Harrer chosen for Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame
Baldwin Wallace University Women’s Head Basketball Coach Cheri Harrer will be honored with induction into the Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame. Harrer, the second winningest women’s coach in Ohio Athletic Conference basketball history, will be honored at a Hall of Fame dinner and induction ceremony May 20 in Columbus, Ohio.
"We are extremely pleased for Cheri, our basketball program and our university," said Director of Athletics Kris A. Diaz. "Cheri is an outstanding teacher and coach and an even better person. She cares deeply for her student-athletes and she works very hard to make sure they are successful at BW and after they graduate."
"It’s a tremendous honor to be chosen for membership in the Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame," said Harrer. "It’s hard to imagine myself being in the same category with many of the outstanding coaches already chosen."
Lucky to "get to coach them"
"This obviously is an honor bestowed upon BW and our players past and present more than anything," said Harrer with characteristic modesty. "BW has given me the chance to build the program. Of course the players deserve the most credit. They believed in what we were trying to accomplish both [academically and athletically] and sacrificed tremendously to achieve success. I was the lucky one to get to coach them."
Harrer has led the Yellow Jacket program to 25 straight winning seasons placing the program among the elite in NCAA Division III. Thirteen of her teams have appeared in the NCAA Division III national tournament, advancing to the "Elite 8" four times and the "Sweet 16" five times. Her teams have won eight OAC regular season championships and captured six OAC tournament titles. In 27 seasons, she has compiled a 549-202 career record with a .731 winning percentage.
In addition to coaching basketball at BW, Harrer serves as senior women’s administrator and is an associate professor in the School of Health, Physical Education and Sport Sciences. See more in Coach Harrer’s online bio.