Crimson Pride: Tommy Amaker

Crimson Pride: Tommy Amaker

When Harvard University hired Tommy Amaker, it may or may not have been because they had no Black head coaches at the time. As it turns out, they got the right man for the job

Chris Wilder

by Chris Wilder, March 14, 2012

Crimson Pride: Tommy Amaker

now it is up to the coach to try to bring this all home. As an undergrad, Amaker played in the NCAA Tournament all four years that he attended Duke University, the owner of 19 ACC titles and four national championships. For a school like that, anything short of a national championship is considered a failed season, but for Harvard, one tournament win would make Tommy Amaker the most successful coach the school has ever seen.

Less pressure.

Isn’t that the reason he came to Harvard in the first place?

Chris Wilder is a Philadelphia and New York-based journalist who covers sports for the Associated Press and He also writes for Black America Web and Common Ground News Service. He is the former Editor-in-Chief of The Source Sports. Follow him on Twitter @ceewild

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