Harvard has hired Rutgers tight ends coach Andrew Aurich as head coach following Tim Murphy’s retirement in January. Murphy coached the Crimson for 30 seasons with 21 winning seasons and 10 Ivy League titles during his tenure.
Aurich has spent the previous four seasons at Rutgers joining in 2020 as the offensive line coach. He became the running backs coach in 2022 and spent the 2023 season as the tight ends coach. He had a previous stint at Rutgers in 2009 (player development) and 2010 (defensive assistant).
Aurich played collegiately at Princeton from 2002 through 2005. Upon graduation in 2006, he spent a year at Concordia Academy followed by two seasons at Albright College as the tight ends coach and assistant recruiting coordinator. After two years at Rutgers, he was named the running backs coach at Princeton in 2011 and had a brief stint in the NFL with the Tamp Bay Buccaneers as a defensive assistant in 2012.
Aurich returned to Princeton in 2013 and held a variety of positions in his seven seasons. From 2013 through 2015, he was the special teams coordinator and tight ends coach. From 2016 through 2018, he was the associate head coach, offensive line coach, and recruiting coordinator. In 2019, he became the offensive coordinator in addition to retaining the associate head coach and offensive line coach duties.
The hiring of Aurich will mark just the fourth Harvard head coach in the last 65+ years. John Yovicisin held the post from 1957 through 1970, Joe Restic followed him from 1971 through 1993, and Tim Murphy led the Crimson from 1994 through 2023.
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