Sara Binkhorst joined the Wheaton staff as the eighth head coach in program history in 2019-20 after serving as the assistant coach at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island for four seasons.
During her time at Brown, Binkhorst helped guide the Bears to their second straight Ocean State Tip-Off Tournament title in 2017-18, beginning the year with a program-best 12-1 start. The 2018-19 season saw the Bears finished above .500 for the third straight year with a 15-12 overall record and set program records for points against a Division I opponent (102) and for single-season team free throw percentage (.752). In 2016-17, Binkhorst aided Brown to an appearance in the inaugural Ivy League Tournament and to a spot in the Women's Basketball Invitational, gaining the program's first-ever win in a national postseason tournament.
In 2019 Binkhorst was named a Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Thirty Under 30 honoree. Binkhorst is also the co-director of PlayBOLD, a non-profit that leads college athletes to developing countries to engage in service work and utilize sports as an agent for social change.
A Bowdoin College alum, Binkhorst was the New England Women's Basketball Association's (NEWBA) Player of the Year in 2014-15 after averaging 14.4 points and 3.1 assists per game in leading the Polar Bears to the Sweet Sixteen of the Division III NCAA Tournament. Boasting 1,075 career points and earning two First-Team All-NESCAC selections in her career, Binkhorst finished her time at Bowdoin as the program's 11th all-time leading scorer.