Despite speculation that Tommy Amaker was on the shortlist for the vacant Boston College head coaching position, it looks like there was no reason for Harvard fans to worry. We here at WHRB had previously reported that Amaker was drawing interest from Boston College, and that sources close to the team had indicated he would accept the position if offered, but today's information seemingly puts that to rest.
Harvard basketball's Information Director, Kurt Svoboda, has been a busy man on Twitter, stating that Harvard and Coach Amaker are working on a multi-year extension of his contract. Svoboda quotes Amaker as saying "There have been some flattering reports of opportunities at other fine institutions but my heart is at Harvard."
(GoCrimson.com, the University's Athletics website, has more here)
Assistant coach Yanni Hufnagel tweets, "As I've said all week - we have unfinished business at Harvard. There's lots of magic on the horizon!! Coach Amaker working on extension..."
The Boston Herald's "On Campus Blog" adds:
"Though his name has been linked to several vacancies this offseason, Harvard coach Tommy Amaker is remaining in Cambridge. Amaker is set to sign a long-term extension, according to a Harvard source.
Terms of the deal are unknown, but the extension was described as 'lengthy.'"
The message confirms a Boston Globe article yesterday that stated the only candidates for the BC job were currently Steve Donahue of Cornell, Ed Cooley of Fairfield, Chris Mooney of Richmond and Billy Coen of Northeastern. WRBB, Northeastern student radio, reported earlier this week that Coen was also working on a contract extension with his school.
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