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Banghart named women's basketball coach
Posted May 30, 2007; 04:34 p.m.
Courtney Banghart, who has been part of Ivy League championship teams as a player and coach at Dartmouth, has been named head coach of the Princeton women's basketball team.
Banghart, an assistant coach at Dartmouth since 2003, will be introduced at a press conference at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 31, in Jadwin Gymnasium. She replaces Richard Barron, who is now associate head coach at Baylor.
"I am excited for the opportunity to lead Princeton. I am very connected to the Ivy League, and I believe in its values and what it stands for," Banghart said. "Being able to continue building a women's basketball tradition at Princeton is very exciting."
Banghart earned her bachelor's degree in psychology in 2000 and her master's degree in writing and leadership development this year from Dartmouth.
Gary Walters, Princeton's director of athletics, said, "As a member of the University community, I am excited that Courtney Banghart will assume the reins of the women's basketball program. Courtney's knowledge of the game and capacity for leadership are palpable strengths that made her an extraordinarily attractive candidate. She was a terrific player at Dartmouth and has been associated with winning programs all her life. It is our belief that the women's basketball program will establish significant momentum under her leadership."
Banghart helped lead Dartmouth to Ivy League championships and NCAA tournament appearances in 2005 and 2006. A three-year starter at Dartmouth, she was an integral part of Ivy League championship teams in her junior and senior years, earning first-team All-Ivy honors both seasons.
The full story can be found on the Princeton athletics website.