In a well-coordinated effort, within an hour of Tim Murphy being named as the head coach at Penn State, the Harvard men had announced Kevin Tyrrell as the head coach “for the 2013-2014 season.”
Tyrrell was an assistant coach under Murphy for the last four years, and within the last month was promoted to Associate Head Coach.
Despite not ultimately scoring a single NCAA point last year, the Harvard men had one of the best overall collection of talent and performances in program history last year. That includes a group of underclassmen in Griffin Schumacher, Danny Crigler, Olvier Lee, Chris Satterthwaite, and Chuck Katis who all qualified for the NCAA Championships in 2013.
“I am excited to take over the head coaching duties during the upcoming season,” said Tyrrell. “The future is bright for the program thanks to the job Tim has done during the last 15 years.”
Both Tyrrell’s comments, and the release by Harvard, are ominously specific about the one-year appointment, but stopped short of calling it an ‘interim’ position.