The 2016 NEWMAC Coach of the Year, Sonia Raman enters her ninth season as the head coach of MIT’s women’s basketball program. In addition to leading the Engineers on the court, she fills a key role as the Assistant Director of Compliance for the nation’s most expansive athletic program.
Prior to her arrival in Cambridge, Raman was the top assistant coach at Wellesley College. During her six-year tenure, she scouted opponents, assisted with practice and game planning, managed individual player skill and leadership development, and served as the Blue’s primary recruiter.
Raman began her intercollegiate coaching career with a two-year stint as an assistant coach at her alma mater, Tufts University. A four-year player and a captain for the Jumbos, she graduated in 1996 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations. Raman went on to receive a Juris Doctor from Boston College Law School in 2001.
In her spare time, Raman is a volunteer coach with the Newton (Mass.) Special Olympics tennis team. She is also on the advisory board for Find the Courage, a nonprofit organization that inspires, educates and empowers young people to be positive leaders promoting kindness, inclusion, encouragement, compassion, respect and resiliency in their communities.
Coach Raman on Twitter: @soniaraman