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Yale Hires Four Harvard Football Coaches

1.26.12

The Yale football program has reportedly hired four of Harvard's nine football coaches.  The Elis’ biggest move was recruiting Tony Reno as their new head football coach. He will replace Tom Williams, who resigned abruptly in December after three seasons, following the exposure of lies he included on his résumé and on the official Yale website to the effect that he had been a Rhodes scholarship finalist and had been on the San Francisco 49ers roster in 1993. 

Reno joined the Harvard program in 2009 and has coached defensive backs and special teams. He returns to a Yale squad that he served as an assistant coach from 2002 through 2008.  On January 22, Harvard head coach Tim Murphy announced to his players, via an e-mail, that Crimson assistant football coaches Kris Barber, Joe M. Conlin, and A. Dwayne Wilmot would also be departing for New Haven to join Reno. Conlin in turn e-mailed Harvard players to say that he had not yet signed a Yale contract or made a final commitment to that program. 

Last fall, Harvard's 45-7 win over Yale capped an undefeated  Ivy League championship season (7-0 Ivies, 9-1 overall) for the Crimson. That fifth consecutive win over Yale left Harvard victorious in 10 of its last 11 meetings with the Bulldogs.

 

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