Tommy Amaker

Head Basketball Coach, Harvard University

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Tommy Amaker has been Harvard's head basketball coach since 2007 after serving as head coach at Michigan and at Seton Hall. As an assistant coach at Duke, he helped the Blue Devils to two NCAA championships and five Final Fours.

As a player at Duke, Amaker started at point guard for all four years, leading the team to four NCAA tournaments and the 1986 Championship game. He was the 1987 winner of the Henry Iba Corinthian Award as the nation’s top defensive player, and he was enshrined in the Duke Athletic Hall of Fame in 2001. His playing career also includes a gold medal as part of the U.S. national team at the 1986 World Championships.

A 1987 graduate of Duke with a bachelor’s degree in economics, Amaker was selected by the Seattle Supersonics in the 1987 NBA draft.

 

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