Sean Harrington, a two-time All-American and one of the top wrestling veterans from the state of Massachusetts, returned to Harvard as an assistant coach in 2015.
In his first season back with the Crimson, Harvard posted an 8-4 overall record and sent three wrestlers to the NCAA Championships.
Harrington previously served on the staff at Boston University for three years from 2011-13. While at BU, Harrington took the Terriers to the U.S. Olympic Training Center in 2013, helped the squad receive eight individual NCAA berths and the team earned two NCAA Public Recognition Awards in the multi-year Academic Progress Report (APR).
Prior to that he was an assistant at Harvard from 2009-11, where he helped Weiss and the Crimson secure eight individual NCAA berths over three seasons, including 2010 national champion J.P. O'Connor ’10.
A native of Dracut, Mass., Harrington has been involved in the sport of wrestling as an athlete or coach for over 20 years. He was a two-time All-American at the UMass Lowell and later coached for the River Hawks from 1997-98.
Harrington returned to competition as a member of the New York Athletic Club and went on to train at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., for four years.
In 2011, Harrington received the PCA Double-Goal Coaching Award presented by Liberty Mutual Insurance. A Double-Goal Coach's first goal is winning, and second, more-important goal is teaching life lessons through sports. As PCA and Liberty Mutual Insurance strive to create a positive, character-building youth sports environment for all youth athletes.
Harrington served as the Massachusetts Junior National Wrestling team coach in 2008-09. He is also a member of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Committee.
Harrington, who graduated from UMass Lowell in 1997 with a degree in business administration, managed BrickHouse Wrestling Fitness LLC, a wrestling and fitness company in Lowell, Mass.