Courtney Banghart, March 2012
|Born||May 11, 1978|
Manchester, New Hampshire
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Administrative career (AD unless noted)|
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
Courtney Rosholt Banghart (born May 11, 1978) is an American basketball coach who is currently the head women's basketball coach at North Carolina. Prior to North Carolina, she served as head coach at Princeton from 2007 to 2019.
Born in Manchester, New Hampshire, Banghart graduated from Souhegan High School in Amherst, New Hampshire and Dartmouth College also in New Hampshire. As a guard, Banghart played for Dartmouth from 1996 to 2000, including the Dartmouth teams that won the 1999 and 2000 Ivy League titles. She holds Dartmouth records for 3 pointers in a game, season, and career.
As an assistant coach at Dartmouth, Banghart helped lead Dartmouth to two Ivy League Championships, and two NCAA appearances in 2005 and 2006. Dartmouth went 70-44 those seasons including 41-15 in Ivy League play.
In 2007, Banghart became the head coach for the Princeton Tigers. Her teams there won five Ivy League outright championships from 2010 through 2015, and, as a result, appeared in five NCAA Women's Division I Tournaments and a sixth "at-large" appearance in 2016. Her 2014–15 team, which went 30–0 in the regular season, was one of the 32 remaining teams in the 2015 tournament.
In April 2017, Banghart was selected to be an assistant coach for the 2017 USA Basketball Women's U23 National Team, which is composed of women, age 23 or younger, who are currently freshmen, sophomores or juniors in college. The team competed in and won the inaugural U24 Four Nations Tournament in Tokyo, Japan.
In 2015, the United States Basketball Writers Association named Banghart as Coach of the Year. Fortune named her one of the World's 50 Greatest Leaders for "taking charge of a mediocre team that had never made the NCAA Tournament" while ensuring players met Princeton's academic standards.
Head coaching record
|Princeton Tigers (Ivy League) (2007–2019)|
|2009–10||Princeton||26–3||14–0||1st||NCAA First Round|
|2010–11||Princeton||24–5||13–1||1st||NCAA First Round|
|2011–12||Princeton||24–5||14–0||1st||NCAA First Round|
|2012–13||Princeton||22–7||13–1||1st||NCAA First Round|
|2013–14||Princeton||21–9||11–3||T–2nd||WNIT Second Round|
|2014–15||Princeton||31–1||14–0||1st||NCAA Second Round|
|2015–16||Princeton||23–6||12–2||2nd||NCAA First Round|
|2016–17||Princeton||16–14||9–5||2nd||WNIT First Round|
|2017–18||Princeton||24–6||12–2||1st||NCAA First Round|
|2018–19||Princeton||22–10||12–2||1st||NCAA First Round|
|Princeton:||254–103 (.711)||137–31 (.815)|
|North Carolina Tar Heels (Atlantic Coast Conference) (2019–present)|
|North Carolina:||– (–)||– (–)|
- "Women's Basketball Coaches Career". NCAA. Retrieved 28 Sep 2015.
- "Courtney Banghart". Princeton University Athletics. Retrieved November 25, 2016.
- Princeton 2014-15 season statistics
- Murphy, Chris (February 6, 2017). "Women's Basketball Nets Two Huge Wins". dailyprincetonian.com. Retrieved February 9, 2017.
- "Tigers Honor Seniors With Thrilling 61-58 Win; Banghart Earns 250th Career Victory". Princeton Athletics. March 2, 2019. Retrieved March 5, 2019.
- "Jeff Walz, Courtney Banghart And Michelle Clark-Heard To Lead 2017 USA Basketball Women's U23 National Team". usab.con. April 19, 2017. Retrieved June 30, 2017.
- "Women Capture U24 Four Nations Tournament Title". usab.com. August 15, 2017. Retrieved August 15, 2017.
- Ryan Wilcox (2019-04-30). "UNC women's basketball names Courtney Banghart as its new head coach". Daily Tar Heel. Retrieved 2019-04-30.
- "Banghart Named Coach of the Year". Valley News. April 6, 2015. Retrieved April 6, 2015.
- Maine, D'Arcy (March 26, 2015). "Princeton's Courtney Banghart Joins Taylor Swift And Pope Francis On List". ESPN. Retrieved April 6, 2015.
- Casey, Tim (January 10, 2015). "At Princeton, a Student of Sports Leadership Successfully Applies Her Research". New York Times. Retrieved November 25, 2016.
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