Harris named Head Basketball Coach at D3 Wilson College

Wilson College Director of Athletics Tina Hill has announced that Dexter Harris has been hired as the new head coach of the Phoenix men’s basketball team. He takes over the program for Mark Seidenburg who led the team to two CSAC conference championships in 2022 and 2023.

Harris joins the Blue and White from Millersville University where he had been an assistant coach for the past three seasons. During that span the Marauders have gone 67-25 (.728) overall with a 50-16 (.758) mark in the vaunted PSAC in Division II. Millersville also qualified for the NCAA tournament as an at-large bid twice during that time after they were the conference runner-up in 2022 and conference this past season.

“I’m extremely honored and humbled to be joining the Wilson College family! I want to thank Tina Hill and the entire committee for this opportunity to lead Wilson men’s basketball,” exclaimed Harris. “I want to also thank my mentors Coach Stitzel and Coach Carideo for preparing me for this next journey in my career. Wilson is a great school with a tight-knit, family-like community of faculty, staff and students. I am excited to lead this talented group of young men and establish a culture that would further the rich tradition that is Wilson College men’s basketball!”

“We are thrilled to have Coach Harris join the Phoenix family as our next men’s basketball coach. Coach Harris brings with him a passion for coaching and care for student success that will serve our players and community well,” added Hill. “We’re looking forward to him furthering our ability to continue to pursue conference championships while leading in the classroom and making a difference in the lives of our players and those around them. We can’t wait to have him lead our program to new heights!”

Prior to his time in Millersville, Harris spent five seasons on the coaching staff at Widener University, four of which were as the top assistant. The Pride went 68-40 during that time and won a regular season championship in the MAC Commonwealth in 2019-20 and appeared in the MAC Commonwealth championship game in 2018-19. While Harris was the top assistant with Widener the Pride finished no lower than third in the conference standings.

At Millersville, Harris has coached and helped develop seven all-conference players including Matt Dade who was a D2CCA/NABC All-Region Second Team selection this past season. He also coached James Sullivan who was a two-time CSC Academic All-District 2 choice. During his time at Widener, Harris coached and helped develop nine all-conference players.

Harris earned his bachelor’s degree from Chestnut Hill College in psychology with a minor in Spanish.


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