TCU Women's Basketball hosted the Kansas Jayhawks on Jan. 22, 2017.
Photos by Sharon Ellman
Photos from TCU vs. Kansas
Photos from TCU's 64-59 win over No. 13 Texas
Photos by Michael Clements.
Hanna Howard is in her fourth season as associate head coach and defensive coordinator at TCU in 2017-18, while entering her eighth season alongside head coach Raegan Pebley on the sidelines.
The duo has helped their teams reach the postseason in six of the last seven years, including earning the Big 12's automatic berth into the WNIT in each of their first two seasons in Fort Worth. Howard helped the Frogs to the WNIT Second Round in 2014-15 and the WNIT Third Round in 2015-16, winning 18 games in each season along the way.
Howard's defensive influence has quickly caught on at TCU as the Horned Frogs have ranked second or third in the Big 12 in steals in each of her three seasons, the only team in the Big 12 to rank in the top three in each of the last three seasons.
TCU's 338 steals in 2014-15 were the fifth most in program history while their 165 blocks in 2015-16 were the seventh most in program history. The Frogs 2014-15 defense led the Big 12 by forcing 18.3 turnovers per game en route to a program-best third place finish in Big 12 play and the first postseason victory since 2008.
Senior Chelsea Prince set the TCU single-season steals record (103) en route to earning Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year honors in 2014-15, marking the fourth straight season that one of Howard's student-athlete earned conference defensive player of the year honors.
Prior to coming to TCU, Howard spent two seasons with Pebley at Fresno State, where the Bulldogs made back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances.
Howard's defensive gameplan paid dividends at Fresno State, as the Bulldogs ranked third in the country in steals (12.9 ppg) during the 2012-13 campaign and set a school and Mountain West record with 426 total steals on the season. Fresno State guards Ki-Ki Moore, Taylor Thompson and Rosie Moult ranked one, two and three in the Mountain West in steals en route to setting the school and league steal records.
Moore was named the 2012-13 Mountain West Defensive Player of the Year and Moult was named with her on the Mountain West All-Defensive team.
Howard joined the Utah State coaching staff in the summer of 2010 and helped lead the Aggies to back-to-back WNIT appearances in her two seasons in Logan. In her last year at USU, Howard helped direct the Aggies to a school record 21 wins and senior forward Ashlee Brown was named the 2012 WAC Defensive Player of the Year.
Prior to joining Pebley at Utah State, Howard began her career as an assistant at UC San Diego, where the Tritons compiled a 77-22 overall record and rose to as high as No. 3 nationally. Howard starred collegiately at the University of Portland.
Howard earned her master's degree in coaching and athletic administration from Concordia University, Irvine in February 2010.
The former Hanna Seltzer married Marques Howard in August 2009. Hanna and Marques have two children, Mason and Maya.
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