|Born||December 28, 1945|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1987–1990||Long Beach State|
|1998–2000||Toronto Raptors (assistant)|
|Administrative career (AD unless noted)|
|2008–2010||Maryland (dir. MBBSS)|
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
|CAA Coach of the Year (1984)|
Joe Harrington (born December 28, 1945) is an American basketball coach. He last served as the Director of Men's Basketball Student Services at the Maryland. Harrington served as the head coach at Hofstra University, George Mason University, California State University, Long Beach, and the University of Colorado. He was an assistant coach with the Toronto Raptors in the National Basketball Association.
Harrington was the star of Morse High School's back-to-back state championship teams in 1962–63. He attended the University of Maryland, where he played college basketball under Maryland head coach Bud Millikan and alongside point guard Gary Williams. The Boston Celtics selected Harrington in the 1967 NBA Draft.
Harrington served as the head coach at Hofstra for the 1979–80 season. From 1980 to 1986, he coached at George Mason, where he compiled a 112–85 record. From 1987 to 1990, he coached at Long Beach State, where he compiled a 53–36 record. From 1990 to 1996, he served as the head coach at Colorado, where he compiled a 72–85 record. Harrington served as a manager for the US national team in the 1990 FIBA World Championship, which won the bronze medal. He worked as an assistant coach for the Toronto Raptors from 1998 to 2000. In November 2008, he joined former teammate Gary Williams' coaching staff at their alma mater, Maryland, as the Director of Men's Basketball Student Services.
Head coaching record
|Hofstra Flying Dutchmen (East Coast Conference) (1979–1980)|
|George Mason Patriots (ECAC South / Colonial Athletic Association) (1980–1987)|
|1985–86||George Mason||20–12||10–4||3rd||NIT Second Round|
|Long Beach State 49ers (Pacific Coast Athletic Association / Big West Conference) (1987–1990)|
|1987–88||Long Beach State||17–12||11–7||4th||NIT First Round|
|1988–89||Long Beach State||13–15||10–8||T–4th|
|1989–90||Long Beach State||23–9||12–6||4th||NIT Second Round|
|Long Beach State:||53–36||33–21|
|Colorado Buffaloes (Big Eight Conference) (1990–1996)|
|1990–91||Colorado||19–14||5–9||T–6th||NIT Third Place|
|1994–95||Colorado||15–13||5–9||6th||NIT First Round|
- Joe Harrington Archived July 25, 2011, at the Wayback Machine, University of Maryland, retrieved October 8, 2010.
- Harrington Leaving Mason;Patriots Basketball Coach Going to Long Beach State, The Washington Post, April 16, 1987.
- 1990 USA Basketball Archived April 28, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
- Joe Harrington Archived July 25, 2011, at the Wayback Machine, University of Maryland, retrieved May 10, 2011.
- Joe Harrington's status remains unchanged, The Washington Post, October 8, 2010.