Harvard basketball coach Tommy Amaker announced on Tuesday he has assembled his coaching staff for the 2013-14 season, promoting assistant Brian DeStefano to associate head coach and hiring Adam Cohen and Christian Webster as assistant coaches.
Webster was a senior co-captain on the 2012-13 Harvard team that won both a third straight Ivy League title and the first NCAA tournament game in Crimson history. When he graduated in May, Webster was the winningest player in team history with a 90-30 overall record and a 45-11 record in Ivy League play.
The moves were made necessary by the departures of assistants Yanni Hufnagel and Brian Adams after the Crimson were knocked out of the NCAA tournament by Arizona.
Hufnagel, regarded as a top recruiter, left for Vanderbilt, and Adams, who started in a volunteer position at Harvard, left for a full-time paid position at Marist.
Like Amaker, DeStefano is a Duke graduate who cut his basketball teeth under Mike Krzyzewski. He is entering his seventh season at Harvard.
Cohen comes to Harvard after one season at Rice, where he worked with perimeter players and contributed to recruiting efforts. Prior to Rice, Cohen spent three seasons at USC, working his way from video coordinator to director of basketball operations.
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