Tim Murphy

The Thomas Stephenson Family Head Coach for Harvard Football


By any measure, Tim Murphy has led Harvards storied football program to its most prosperous era since the early 20th century. He looks to continue that trend in 2016, as he enters his 23rd season as the Thomas Stephenson Family Head Coach for Harvard Football.


One of the games finest teachers and motivators over the last quarter-century, Murphy is Harvards all-time winningest coach, and since the formation of the Ivy League in 1956, only two Ivy coaches have compiled more wins than his 156. His Harvard teams have captured nine Ivy League championships (1997, 2001, 04, 07, 08, 11, 13, 14, 15) and have combined to own the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivisions best record over the last 15 seasons (123-26, .826).


Murphy is the first Harvard coach since the iconic Percy Haughton to lead the Crimson to three unbeaten, untied seasons in his tenure (2001, 04, 14). Having previously coached five seasons at Cincinnati and two at Maine, Murphy owns career records of 188-108-1 overall, 156-63 with the Crimson and 17-5 in The Game, the annual rivalry tilt between Harvard and Yale.


A six-time selection as New England Coach of the Year (1988, 97, 2001, 04, 11, 14), Murphy was the American Football Monthly Division I-AA National Coach of the Year in 2004 and was also honored as a finalist for the Eddie Robinson Award for the top FCS coach nationally in 2001, 04 and 11. He was the Gridiron Club of Greater Boston Head Coach of the Year in 2001 and 11 and has also been recognized as the American Football Coaches Association District I Coach of the Year (2001) and the Scotty Whitelaw ECAC Division I-AA Coach of the Year (1997). Murphy was also named the inaugural recipient of the Ivy League Coach of the Year Award in 2014.



Joel Lamb

Asstistant Head Coach, Offensive Coordinator, Quarterback Coach


Former Crimson quarterback Joel Lamb is in his 11th season as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach in 2016.


Lamb oversees the Crimsons recruiting efforts in Massachusetts and the Midwestern states, including Ohio, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Kentucky.


En route to its 17th Ivy League championship in 2015, the Crimson offense finished first in the Ivy League with 36.4 points per game and 474.2 yards of total offense. Lamb guided seven players to All-Ivy first team selections, including senior quarterback Scott Hosch, who was the Ancient Eight Offensive Player of the Year. Hosch was also named the New England Player of the Year after averaging 303.5 passing yards a game and setting the Harvard single-season passing record by tossing for 2,827 yards.



Scott Larkee

Assistant Head Coach, Defensive Coordinator, Linebacker Coach


Former All-Ivy League linebacker Scott Larkee, the Gridiron Club of Bostons 2012 Assistant Coach of the Year, is in his eighth season as defensive coordinator at Harvard and his 10th total season across two stints as an assistant coach at his alma mater in 2016.


Larkee led a defense that held its opponents to an average of 13.0 points per game during the 2015 season. The Crimson ranked second in the Ancient Eight in scoring defense and first in rushing yards allowed (84.4). The senior linebacking corps of Eric Medes, captain Matt Koran and Jacob Lindsey were all selected to All-Ivy teams after combining for 191 tackles, including 17.5 for a loss.


Harvards defense remained one of the preeminent units in the country in 2014. The Crimson ranked first in scoring defense (12.3 points allowed per game) and fourth in rushing defense (86.3 yards per game). Zack Hodges was named the recipient of the Asa S. Bushnell Cup as Ivy League Co-Defensive Player of the Year, as the Crimson completed a perfect 10-0 season en route to the programs 16th Ivy championship. Harvard held its first eight opponents under 18 points and blanked Columbia for the third-consecutive year.



Ryan Crawford

Assistant Coach, Special Teams Coordinator, Defensive Backs


Ryan Crawford is in his fifth season working with Harvards defensive backs and his third as special teams coordinator in 2016.


Crawford is responsible for recruiting the Atlantic coast section of the United States, including Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas.


In 2015, Harvards secondary assisted in holding its opponents to an average of 13.0 points per game and leading the Crimson to its 17th Ivy League title. Sean Ahern, who was elected the Harvards 143rd captain, was unanimously selected to All-Ivy first team. Chris Evans and Asante Gibson were also recognized on All-Ancient Eight teams.



Michael Horan

Assistant Coach – Defensive Line


Michael Horan enters his eighth season as an assistant coach for Harvard football in 2016. Horan is in his fifth season in the top position with the defensive line after serving for three years as assistant defensive line coach.


He recruits student-athletes in the southwest United States, including Texas and Oklahoma.


The defensive line helped the Crimson to its 17th Ivy title in 2015 by allowing just 13.0 points per game. Defensive end James Duberg was named All-Ivy second team after registering 16 tackles and four quarterback hurries.




Chris Batti

Assistant Coach – Running Backs


Chris Batti is in his fifth season on the Harvard football staff as the running backs coaching assistant in 2016.


Batti handles Harvards recruiting efforts in Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.


Harvard finished the season with a 9-1 record and its 17th Ivy League championship in 2015. Batti helped lead senior Paul Stanton, Jr. to a unanimous All-Ivy first team selection. Stanton finished second in the Harvard record books with 38 career touchdowns and 36 career rushing scores. He ranked fourth with 2,906 career yards and third with 228 career points. During his senior campaign, Stanton led the Ancient Eight in rushing with 809 yards.



Anthony Fucillo

Assistant Coach – Safeties


Anthony Fucillo enters his second season as an assistant coach – defensive backs – for the Crimson in 2018. Harvard’s secondary finished the season second in the Ivy League with 12 interceptions, taking two back for touchdowns, in 2017.


Fucillo, who spent the 2014-16 seasons at Amherst College, has also enjoyed stints at WPI and Stonehill College. The quarterbacks coach and recruiting coordinator at Amherst, Fucillo was in charge of the passing game each week. He spent the 2013 season at WPI as the quarterbacks coach and pass game coordinator and was promoted to offensive coordinator before taking the position at Amherst.


During his previous stint with Amherst in 2012, Fucillo worked with the running backs and was as the tight end and fullbacks coach at Stonehill in 2011. A two-time captain and quarterback at Tufts, Fucillo graduated as the Jumbos’ highest-rated passer. After graduating in 2010, he played professionally for the Aalborg 89ers of the Danish National League.


Logan Johnson

Assistant Coach – Defensive Line


Logan Johnson joined the Harvard football staff as an assistant coach in March 2015 and begins his second season as a defensive line coach in 2016.


The defensive line helped the Crimson to its 17th Ivy title in 2015 by allowing just 13.0 points per game. Defensive end James Duberg was named All-Ivy second team after registering 16 tackles and four quarterback hurries.


He recruits much of the western part of the country, including Alaska, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.



Mike Morris

Director of Football Operations


Michael Morris was added to the Harvard football staff as the director of football operations in April 2015 and begins his second season with the Crimson in 2016.


Morris came to Cambridge after spending last year as the assistant director of football operations at Dartmouth.


At Dartmouth, Morris was responsible for the organization and scheduling of unofficial visits and all game day recruiting responsibilities, as well as assisting in the coordination of official visits as it related to travel, preparing itineraries and executing logistics of the schedule. Morris was a liaison for the team to multiple departments at Dartmouth, and managed head coach Buddy Teevens schedule.



Mickey Fein

Assistant Coach – Pass Game Coordinator/Wide Receivers Coach


Mickey Fein was added to the Harvard football coaching staff as the pass game coordinator and wide receivers coach on Feb. 1, 2017.


Fein, who spent the last nine seasons at Lafayette from 2008-16, including eight as offensive coordinator for the Leopards, has also worked at Murray State, Tennessee-Martin and Maine.


During his tenure at Lafayette, which included a stint as interim head coach in 2016, the Leopards qualified for the NCAA tournament in 2013 after winning the Patriot League title. He oversaw the quarterbacks and wide receivers in each of his nine seasons and coached three of Lafayettes top 10 all-time quarterbacks in career passing yards.




Andy Marino

Assistant Coach – Offensive Line


Andy Marino was named the offensive line coach for Harvard football in January 2018.


Marino joins the Crimson after a four-year stint at Lehigh where he coached the offensive line and the tight ends. Marino’s unit with the Mountain Hawks’ was among the most successful on the team. Each of the last two seasons three offensive linemen garnered All-Patriot League honors, helping pave the way for back-to-back 1,000 yard rushing seasons from running back Dominick Bragalone. Last season, Lehigh also rated as the top passing offense in the Patriot League.


Prior to his time at Lehigh, Marino coached at Widener in 2013 where he coached the offensive line and held the titles of assistant head coach, recruiting coordinator and run game coordinator. Marino arrived at Widener after three years at Delaware. He began his time as an offensive graduate assistant and then coached the tight ends and tackles in 2012.





James Frazier

Director of Strength & Conditioning


James Frazier started his role as the Crimsons Director of Strength & Conditioning in February 2009.


Frazier oversees all strength & conditioning aspects for the nations largest Division I athletic department with roughly 1,200 student-athletes.


The Palmer Dixon building hosts the Strength & Conditioning staff and boasts 24,000 square feet and the capability to accommodate large teams under one roof. The building is named for William Palmer Dixon 25, who was a two-time national squash champion, a former president of the Harvard Varsity Club and a longtime supporter of Harvards athletics program.


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