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Published on Apr 9, 2012
Nan Harvey served the University at Buffalo for 30 years as a student-athlete, coach and administrator. A two-sport athlete at UB, she captained UB's basketball team in 1976-77 and graduated Cum Laude with a degree in Physical Education in 1978. She earned a Master's of Education degree in Exercise Science in 1987. Harvey coached UB's softball team from 1983-85, compiling a 19-9 mark in 1985, earning her SUNYAC Coach of the Year honors. She also coached the women's basketball team from 1985-90 and served as UB's Strength and Conditioning Coach from 1993-1996. In 1996, she was named Assistant AD and Senior Woman Administrator, the position she held until her passing in 2003.
Nan was involved with many university and community committees and organizations. A philanthropist at heart, she was a legacy donor to NACWAA and established an estate gift to support the softball field that bears her name. She was inducted as a player into the WNY Softball Hall of Fame in 1991 and the Amateur Softball Association National Indicator Fraternity in 1996. That same year she received her International Softball Federation Umpire Certification. She was inducted, posthumously, into the UB Athletics Hall of Fame in 2010.