Dexter Harris has joined the Millersville men’s basketball coaching staff as an assistant coach, following four seasons as an assistant at Widener.
A 2016 graduate of Chestnut Hill, Harris helped Widener to three postseason appearances in his time on the staff, including an 18-win season and ECAC Division III Championship in 2018. He also helped the team to a 19-win season in 2019-20.
Prior to joining the coaching ranks, Harris spent four years as part of the Chestnut Hill basketball program. He played 43 games in his first two seasons, but his career was ended when he was diagnosed with deep vein thrombosis (DVT). He remained a part of the program and even served as a team captain. It proved to be his first exposure to coaching as he served as player coach from the sidelines. He was once the recipient of the Philadelphia-Area Small College Coaches’ Association (PASSCA) Sam Cozen Player of the Week award, which is presented to players who “embody the spirit” of small college basketball.
Harris’ bachelor’s degree is in psychology with a minor in Spanish. He has also been involved community service efforts, including serving the homeless at his local church and volunteering to raise money for pediatric cancer research.