Harmon named Assistant Basketball Coach at Paris JC

Paris Junior College announces Michael Harmon as the new Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach. Harmon spent two years as a graduate assistant with Western Oregon University (WOU) men’s basketball coaching staff.

At WOU, he helped the team make the semifinals of the 2021-2022 NCAA Division II Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC) tournament. During that time he worked with Cameron Cranston, named 2023 All-GNAC First Team and Division II Conference Commissioners Assocation All-West Region Second Team as well as 2022 All-GNAC Second Team, and Cameron Benzel who received 2023 ALl-GNAC Honorable Mention.

Before joining the WOU staff, Harmon served as assistant men’s basketball coach at Monmouth University and the University of Texas – Permian Basin, and was a player development coach in the Houston, Texas area.

Harmon began a player development program in Houston from 2019-21 where he trained professional, college and elite high school athletes. Players he worked with included L.J. Cryer (University of Houston), Justin Hill (University of Georgia), D.K. Thorn (Alcorn State University), Jestin Porter (Middle Tennessee University), Juan Hood (University of St. Thomas) and Ashlynn Jackson (Duke University).

Harmon played professional basketball in the countries of Kosovo, Slovenia and Hungary after completing a four-year career playing basketball at Paris Junior College, The Masters University and Northeastern State University (NSU). During his senior season, Harmon averaged 19.2 points and shot 45 percent from three-point range.

Harmon graduated from NSU in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree and from WOU with his master’s degree in 2023, both in criminal justice. Originally from Houston, Texas, Harmon played his prep career at Morton Ranch High School in Katy, Texas.

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