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Erin McDermott
College

McDermott Defends Aurich Hiring, Acknowledges Chance of Donor Backlash

Harvard Athletic Director Erin McDermott acknowledged the possibility of some alumni pulling financial support for Harvard’s football program over the hiring of new Head Coach Andrew Aurich in an interview Thursday.

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Student Life

As NIL Collectives Change Collegiate Sports, Harvard Lags Behind

As colleges and universities across the country have embraced name, image, or likeness collectives and supported alumni-led efforts to provide financial support for players, Harvard and its fellow Ivy League schools have refused to follow suit.

Harvard Footbal Head Coach Andrew Aurich and Harvard Athletics Director Erin McDermott
College Life

New Harvard Football Coach Andrew Aurich to Retain Team’s Coaching Staff

Andrew Aurich, Harvard’s new head football coach, informed players on Monday that all current coaches would stay with the team and all defensive coaches would stay in their positions, according to a player at the meeting.

Harvard Footbal Head Coach Andrew Aurich and Harvard Athletics Director Erin McDermott
Football

Andrew Aurich Introduced as 31st Head Coach of Harvard Football

Athletic Director Erin McDermott officially introduced Andrew Aurich as the next head coach for Harvard Football at a press conference on Thursday.

Harvard Stadium
College Life

Harvard Announces Andrew Aurich as Next Football Head Coach

Harvard Athletics Director Erin McDermott confirmed Monday morning that Andrew Aurich, a tight ends coach at Rutgers University, will serve as Harvard football’s next head coach.

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College

Harvard Hasn’t Announced Its New Head Football Coach. The Hiring Is Already Under Fire.

Andrew Aurich, a tight ends coach at Rutgers University, is expected to be announced as Harvard football head coach next week. But in interviews with The Crimson, 10 players and alumni said they were upset with the search process, with some privately lobbying Athletics Director Erin McDermott to make a last-minute reversal and not proceed with Aurich’s hiring.

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College

Andrew Aurich, Tight Ends Coach at Rutgers, to Serve as Next Harvard Football Head Coach

Andrew Aurich, a tight ends coach at Rutgers University, will serve as Harvard football’s next head coach, according to a person with knowledge of the decision.

The Truman Show
Football

Harvard Football Represented on Both Super Bowl Teams for First Time Ever

History will be made on Sunday, when the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers square off in Las Vegas, as two Harvard football alums will meet in the Super Bowl for the first time in NFL history.

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College Life

Harvard Football Head Coach Search Down to 4 Finalists

Harvard Athletics has narrowed its search for a new head football coach down to four candidates, according to four people familiar with the situation.

Coach Murphy Harvard Cornell
College

Harvard Athletics Begins National Search for New Football Head Coach

Harvard Athletics has begun a “national search” for the 31st head football coach in the team’s history following the retirement of Tim Murphy last week.

Murphy's Law
Football

Current and Former Players Laud Harvard Football Legend Tim Murphy as Phenomenal Coach and Leader

Murphy’s retirement leaves a deep mark on a Crimson program that has amassed the sixth-best winning percentage in all of Division I football since 2000 and cements his legacy as arguably the greatest coach in school history.

Murphy's Law
Football

‘College Football Lost’: Legendary Coach Tim Murphy Bids Farewell to Harvard After 30 Years

Harvard football Head Coach Tim Murphy's tenure was marked by notable victories, several regional and national accolades, and a deep impact on the nation’s oldest collegiate institution.

Locked and Loaded
Breaking Sports

Harvard Football Coach Tim Murphy Retires, Winningest Coach in Ivy League History

Harvard football head coach Tim Murphy announced his retirement on Wednesday after 30 seasons at the helm of the Crimson football program.

Thor's Hammer
Football

Thor's Hammer

Then-junior defensive tackle Thor Griffith celebrates with the football after appearing to recover a fumble during Harvard's win over Merrimack on Sept. 16, 2022.

Thor's Hammer
Football

Star Defensive Tackle Thor Griffith, On Fast Track to NFL, Set to Join Louisville in 2024

Initially, Harvard didn’t recruit Thor Griffith — Thor Griffith recruited Harvard. “If Thor hadn’t been his own agent, then he wouldn’t have got here,” Tim Murphy recalled with a laugh.

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