Harris hired as Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Prince George’s CC

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Prince George’s Community College Athletics Director Jo Ann Rogers Todaro has announced the hiring of Terrell Harris as the next head coach of the Owls men’s basketball program.

Harris takes over the program from William West after West departed to serve as an assistant coach at his nearby alma mater, The University of District of Columbia – an NCAA Division II institution. Harris joined the Owls basketball staff in 2020, helping with recruitment and video breakdown in the midst of the pandemic with the hopes of holding a season in 2020-21. With dangerous COVID rates across the country and specifically in Prince George’s County, there was no season held during the 2020-21 year.

Harris continued to help recruit and engage with student-athletes throughout the pandemic and was able to finally take the floor in 2021 as West’s top assistant. In his first year of action, Harris helped guide the Owls to a 13-12 record which included a Region 20 Championship and an appearance in the NJCAA Mid-Atlantic District Championship.

“I want to thank coach West for giving me the chance to come on board and allowing me to work alongside and learn from him”, said Harris. “I’d also like to thank Ms. Rogers Todaro for giving me the opportunity to continue with the success of the men’s basketball program here at Prince George’s Community College.”

While focusing on guard development and defensive assignments this past year, Harris coached three players who received All-Region 20 recognition, one All-Maryland JUCO member, and one NJCAA Division III All-American in guard Saveon Jackson. Harris has been paramount in returning 7 student-athletes from this past year’s championship squad which featured 12 freshmen.

Prior to joining the Owls staff in 2020, Harris served as an assistant varsity coach and head junior varsity coach at Woodrow Wilson High School for two years. Finishing as the District of Columbia State Athletic Association (DCSAA) runner-up in both 2019 and 2020, Harris helped coach a District of Columbia Interscholastic Athletic Association (DCIAA) Player of the Year in 2019 and 2020. Harris began his coaching career in 2012 while he served as the assistant boy’s junior varsity and varsity coach at Charles H. Flowers High School until 2017. He also currently coaches AAU basketball with Team Durant.

Coach Harris, a Philadelphia, PA native, has made connections throughout Prince George’s county and the surrounding territory since beginning his coaching career 10 years ago and plans to leave no stone unturned in recruiting future Owls as he continues to move the program forward.

Harris received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) and is currently working towards a Masters of Business Administration from George Washington University. While completing his undergraduate degree Harris walked onto the baseball team during his sophomore year where he served as a relief pitcher for the NCAA Division I Hawks. The following year he joined the basketball team as a walk-on where he played as a guard for his final two years.


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