Amaker Honored as NABC All-District Coach of the Year
Tommy Amaker has led Harvard to the postseason in each of the last two seasons (Gil Talbot).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – After leading the Crimson to a program-record 23 victories and a share of the team's first Ivy League title, Harvard men's basketball head coach Tommy Amaker has been named the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-District Coach of the Year for District 13.
Amaker, who has guided the Crimson to a 66-51 record in his four seasons in Cambridge, guided Harvard to a 23-7 overall record and 12-2 mark in the Ancient Eight in 2010-11. Harvard's 12 conference wins established a new team record and the Crimson went 14-0 at Lavietes Pavilion, a new program best for home wins in a season. Following the regular season, Harvard earned a berth in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) for the first time, facing Oklahoma State in the first round.
Harvard concluded its season 35th in the Ratings Percentage Index, the highest mark of any team that did not earn an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament. Four players received All-Ivy League honors, including junior forward Keith Wright, who took home conference Player of the Year honors and was an unanimous selection to the All-Ivy first team. Sophomore forward Kyle Casey and sophomore guard Brandyn Curry were tabbed to the All-Ivy League second team, while sophomore guard Christian Webster garnered honorable mention.