What Do You Want to Know about Coach Harper and the Women’s Basketball Team?

October 22, 2009
By Cherry Crayton

Kellie Harper

We just left a meeting with Wolfpack women’s basketball coach Kellie Harper to talk about plans for NC State magazine to follow her and her team during the season. (Check out our very first post on this: a Q&A with Coach Harper.) Over the next several months, we’ll be at enough practices, games and team functions so you’ll get a comprehensive behind-the-scenes look at the program and you’ll get to know Coach Harper and her team. Throughout the season, we’ll frequently post stories, photos, videos and Q&As. The culmination will be a lengthy feature story in NC State’s spring issue.

But first, we want to know what you want to know. What questions do you want to ask Coach Harper? She’ll answer your questions as part of an upcoming “Seven Questions With . . . ” feature. And what do you want to know about the Wolfpack women’s basketball program? NC State will take into consideration what you want to know as we pursue this story.  Just leave a comment or e-mail us.

After the jump is a few things we learned about Coach Harper during our conversation today as we planned the story:

  • She makes a “mean macaroni and cheese,” she says.
  • She has two horses named Shera and Phoenix. The brown-coated Shera was already named that when she bought it. She named silver-coated Phoenix around the time when the movie Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix came out.
  • She did her first-ever modeling gig last Friday for a Wake Med and Saks Fifth Avenue benefit. She wore two outfits. One was “some $3,000 outfit” consisting of pants, a shirt, a jacket and Jimmy Choo shoes. The other: She had to choose between wearing a red or black long gown. She chose the red one and ended up buying it. “I’m 100 percent confident that I will wear this dress,” she says. (Yes, we’re trying to get photos of the gig.)

Now it’s your turn! Tell us what you want to ask her and what you want to know.

(Photo courtesy of NC State Athletics)


3 Responses to “What Do You Want to Know about Coach Harper and the Women’s Basketball Team?”

  1. Miya Teague says:

    In what ways do you think you are like Coach Summitt and in what ways are you different? Does Coach Summitt ever give you advice on how to overcome problems and if so, what is an example.

  2. Hubert Fort says:

    What is your time-line for turning this program into a program that expects to win ACC and national championships?

  3. Ken Atwood says:

    Which will get the get the most emphasis from a Coach Harper team: Offense or defense? Also, how many players would she ideally like to rotate into the lineup during a game? Would she prefer to keep the score low, or maintain a fast paced game with high scoring. GOOD LUCK to Coach Harper and the Lady Wolfpack!

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