HCC ANNUAL DINNER: GUEST SPEAKER COACH TIM MURPHY
We are delighted to have Coach Tim Murphy address us at our Annual Dinner on June 9th at Middlesex School. The topic of his speech will be " Life as a Comeback."
The Dinner will be held on Tuesday, June 9th at 6:30 at Middlesex School in Concord. Reservations are required, and all are welcome! Dinner is $55. For reservations, please email Robin Tapper or print this dinner reservation/membership form. We hope you'll join us for this wonderful night! Please RSVP by June 3rd.
One of the game's finest teachers and motivators over the last quarter-century, Tim Murphy is Harvard's all-time winningest coach, and since the formation of the Ivy League in 1956, only two Ivy coaches have compiled more wins than his 147. His Harvard teams have captured eight Ivy League championships ('97,' 01, '04, '07, '08, '11, '13, '14) and have combined to own the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision's best record over the last 14 seasons (114-25, .820).
Murphy is the first Harvard coach since the iconic Percy Haughton to lead the Crimson to three unbeaten, untied seasons in his tenure ('01, '04, '14). Having previously coached five seasons at Cincinnatti and two at Maine, Murphy owns career records of 179-107-1 overall, 147-62 with the Crimson and 16-5 in The Game, the annual rivalry tilt between Harvard and Yale.
A six-time selection as New England Coach of the Year ('88, '97, '01, '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 '01, '04 and '11. He was the Gridiron Club of Greater Boston Head Coach of the Year in '01 and '11 and has also been recognized as the American Football Coaches Association District I Coach of the Year ('01) and the Scotty Whitelaw ECAC Division I-AA Coach of the Year ('97). Murphy was also named the inaugural recipient of the Ivy League Coach of the Year Awards in 2014.
Since 2001, the Crimson has posted the third-highest winning percentage in all of NCAA Division I, trailing only Boise State and Ohio State. Harvard has logged at least seven wins in each of those fourteen years, an Ivy League record. No other Ivy team has strung together seven such seasons in a row.
Every four-year player Murphy has recruited to Harvard has been a part of at least one Ivy League Championship team.
Since 1994, Harvard has had 102 first-team All-Ivy League selections, five Ivy Rookies of the Year, nine Ivy players of the Year, nine first-team All-Americans, and 25 players who have been drafted or signed professional contracts, including six-time Pro Bowl center Matt Birk '98 and starting NFL quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick '05.
In addition, twenty of Murphy's Harvard players have received national academic recognition (either CoSIDA Academic All-America or the FCS All-Academic Team). Baltazar "Zar" Zavala '11 was the 6th Harvard football player to win the Rhodes Scholarship.
In 2014, Harvard went 10-0 overall and 7-0 in the Ivy League en route to an undefeated season and outright claim to the Ivy League title. To close the season, the Crimson topped Yale, 31-24, defeating the Bulldogs for a program-record eighth straight time and thirteenth time in the last fourteen games.
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