James Howard
James  Howard

Associate Head Coach


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James Howard is in his second season with the Hoyas as the associate head coach. Howard returned to the Hilltop after serving as an assistant coach for the Blue & Gray during the 1997-98 season. He assists Head Coach Natasha Adair in all facets of the program and focuses on the defensive side of the ball.

Last year, the Hoyas returned to the postseason for the first time since 2011-12. Georgetown went 16-14 overall marking a huge improvement from the previous year and the third best turnaround in the nation. The squad was 9-9 in BIG EAST Conference play earning the fifth seed in the conference tournament. The team’s record and RPI gave GU a berth in the WNIT where the Blue & Gray lost a heartbreaker to Rutgers University at the buzzer.

Dorothy Adomako and Dionna White were both named Second Team All-BIG EAST, and White was also selected to the All-Freshman Team. Seven players were named to the BIG EAST All-Academic squad marking the most honorees in the past 10 years.

Howard came to Georgetown from Bethune-Cookman University where he spent four seasons including the last three as the associate head coach. The Wildcats had 10 or more wins every season and appeared in three MEAC Tournaments winning at least one game in the final two years.

The Washington, D.C., native began as the recruiting coordinator and helped bring in two-time All-MEAC honoree, Kailyn Williams, who was named First Team All-MEAC a season ago.

At the end of the 2013-14 season, Howard took the helm for Head Coach Vanessa Blair-Lewis when she went on maternity leave. During that span, he coached the Wildcats to a 4-5 record including a MEAC Tournament victory.

Prior to Bethune-Cookman, Howard was the recruiting coordinator and associate head coach at Howard University under former Hoya Niki Reid Geckeler. He went to Howard when Reid Geckeler got the job in 2008 and was there for three seasons moving into the role of associate head coach during the 2010-11 season. He also coached during Reid Geckeler's maternity leave and helped the Bison improve each year he was on campus.

Howard began his coaching career in the men's game as a student assistant coach at Greensboro College for two seasons (1997-99). He then served as an assistant coach at Wesley College before switching to the women's game in 1991.

Howard was the head women's basketball coach at Wesley from 1991-97 where he was 75-69 over six seasons. Following his one-year stint at Georgetown, he served as the director of basketball operations (1998-99) at the University of Maryland before being promoted to assistant coach (1999-2000).

In 2000, he moved on to George Mason University where he was an assistant coach/recruiting coordinator for seven seasons. Howard spent one season (2007-08) at Delaware State before returning to the District to coach at Howard.

Howard is a member of the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and the Black Coaches Association (BCA). He was chosen by the NBA to do a coaches clinic in Bermuda and founded the first chapter of Future Farmers of America (FFA) in Washington, D.C.

He received his bachelor's degree from Greensboro College in 1991. Howard has two grown sons, Marco and Michael.

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