CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--Harry Parker is preparing to begin his 50th season as head coach of the Harvard heavyweight crew despite a recent cancer diagnosis and was featured in Thursday's edition of The Boston Globe.
As The Globe's John Powers reports, longtime freshman coach Bill Manning has been promoted to associate head coach to assist Parker in running the varsity program, but Parker will remain the Crimson's head coach, a position he has held since 1963.
To the question of why he is coming back, Parker, The Thomas Bolles Head Coach for Harvard Men's Crew, replied, "Why Not?" Regarding the possibility of retirement, Parker added, "It never occurred to me, quite frankly."
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