Laura Kurz Added to Villanova Staff

Villanova University head women’s basketball coach Harry Perretta today announced the hiring of Laura Kurz as an assistant coach. Kurz replaces Heather Vulin who left the Main Line for an assistant coaching position at Virginia Tech.

Kurz transferred to Villanova from Duke University and was a member of the Wildcat program from 2006-09. During her two seasons in a Villanova uniform she scored 1,064 points in 66 career games for an average of 16.1 points per contest and shot .471 from the field (403-of-855) and .357 from three-point range (100-of-280). She also tallied 449 rebounds, 84 assists and 73 blocks. Kurz led the Wildcats to the 2009 NCAA Tournament by averaging a team-best 17.4 points per game and a team-high 7.2 rebounds per contest. For her efforts in 2008-09, she was a first team All-Big East honoree, in addition to being named the Big East Conference Most Improved Player and the Philadelphia Big Five Player of the Year. She was also a Honorable Mention All-American and a Naismith Player of the Year nominee.

After graduating from Villanova, Kurz played one season of professional basketball for the Das Ano Liosia Basketball Club in Ano Liosia, Greece.

She began her coaching career as an assistant at Lehigh University from 2012-2014. Following her two-year stint at Lehigh, Kurz worked one year as a Development Associate at Penn Charter High School in Philadelphia.

Kurz is a 2009 graduate of Villanova where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Communications. She also has a Masters of Science degree in Sports Business from New York University.


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