Wednesday , Apr , 11 , 2007 C.Y. Ellis

Harvard names Amaker new men’s hoops coach

Cambridge, MA (Sports Network) – Harvard University announced Wednesday
that Tommy Amaker has been named head men’s basketball coach.

“I’ve been fortunate to have been associated with some tremendous
institutions, but none are greater than Harvard,” Amaker said. “I’m incredibly
proud of this opportunity to represent the school, and I’m looking forward to
the challenges ahead and to creating some special moments for Harvard

Leading the Michigan Wolverines to the postseason three times, Amaker posted a
109-83 record, along with a 68-55 mark at Seton Hall. His coaching career
began at Duke, where for nine years he was a graduate assistant, assistant
coach, and associate head coach at Duke.

“We’re delighted Tommy Amaker is joining us at Harvard,” Nichols family
director of athletics Bob Scalise said. “He has been a well-respected head
coach at the highest level of college basketball, and his experience as a
player and assistant at Duke, where athletic and academic success is
paramount, makes him a terrific fit. We’re looking forward to the support of
the Harvard and local communities as we pursue our first Ivy League
championship in men’s basketball.”