Harris Adler, who coached under Bruce Pearl for the 2009 gold medal winning Maccabi USA Team, is in his second season as an assistant coach at Auburn.
Adler was instrumental in helping Auburn land one of the top recruiting classes in the nation for the 2015-16 season.
Adler spent the previous 10 seasons at La Salle under Dr. John Giannini, managing recruiting, scouting, scheduling and academic progress for the Explorers.
Adler was an instrumental part of La Salle's run to the 2013 Sweet 16 when the team defeated Boise State, Kansas State and Ole Miss during the tournament run. The team also recorded wins over No. 9 Butler, No. 16 VCU and No. 12 Kansas State, finishing third in the Atlantic 10 with 24 wins.
Adler was also a key component to the 2011-12 season in which La Salle won 21 games and reached the NIT, the first postseason appearance for the program in 20 years. The 21 wins were also the team's most since 1990.
Adler played a key role in recruiting nine all-Atlantic 10 players, five Atlantic 10 All-Rookie team selections and two Atlantic 10 Student-Athletes of the Year. Two student-athletes received Academic or Scholar All-America recognition.
Prior to La Salle, Adler served for two years as an assistant coach at the University of Pennsylvania under Fran Dunphy. At UPenn, Adler helped the program to an Ivy League Championship and a NCAA Tournament bid in 2003. During his two seasons at UPenn the program went 39-16 (.709). He assisted in the team's recruiting and scouting and also served as the head coach of the UPenn junior varsity squad, compiling a record of 21-7 (.750).
Previously, Adler was an assistant coach at Centenary College (2001-02), helping the team achieve its first winning season in eight years. He began his basketball coaching career as a graduate assistant at Rowan University (1999-01), where he was part of a coaching staff that led the team to the Division III Sweet 16.
Adler has also gained international head coaching experience leading Maccabi USA teams. He served as the head coach for the Maccabi USA team in the European Maccabi Games in Rome in 2007, leading the team to a bronze medal. In 2006 he led the Maccabi USA Team to a gold medal at the inaugural Australia International Maccabi Games in Sydney with a perfect 7-0 record. He was also an assistant coach alongside Pearl for the gold medal-winning Maccabi USA team at the 18th Maccabiah Games in 2009 and the bronze medal-winning Maccabi USA team in 2005.
Adler holds a master's degree in higher education administration from Rowan University and a bachelor's degree in pharmacy from Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science. He is also a licensed pharmacist. He and his wife, Amy, live in Auburn. They have a son, born in November.