Mike Harmon enters his first year as Southern Virginia University's athletics academic advisor.
Harmon came to Southern Virginia in 1998—one year after the university began its athletic program—as the school’s first head women’s volleyball coach and also served as the assistant women’s basketball coach that same year.
The following season, Harmon became head women’s basketball coach and guided the program to its first ever NSCAA national championship during the 1999-2000 season. Throughout his 14-year tenure as head women’s basketball coach, Harmon has led Southern Virginia to three national titles (2000, 2002, 2006) and is the program’s all-time winningest coach with 194 career wins.
In addition to women’s basketball, Harmon served as Southern Virginia’s head women’s volleyball coach for ten seasons leading that program to two national championships (2000, 2002), while tallying 205 career wins.
Harmon’s combined 399 career wins and five national titles are more than any other coach in Southern Virginia University history.
On January 1, 2013, Harmon was honored as Southern Virginia's first Pioneer Coach.
Before coming to Southern Virginia, Harmon served as assistant basketball coach at his alma mater, Limestone College, in Gaffney, S.C.
Harmon graduated in 1991 from Limestone College with a B.A. in physical education and earned his master's degree in physical education and kinesiology from California State University at Long Beach.
Along with his coaching duties, Harmon teaches a number of physical education courses at Southern Virginia.
Southern Virginia University Coaching History
1999-Present—Head women's basketball coach; 194-202 career record; program's all-time winningest coach; 2000 NSCAA national championship; 2002 NBCAA national championship; 2006 USCAA national championship
1998-2006; 2012—Head women's volleyball coach; 205-126 career record; program's all-time winningest coach; 2002 USCAA national championship; 2004 USCAA national championship
1998-1999—Assistant women's basketball coach for program's inagural season; fourth-place finish at NSCAA national tournament