What Tommy Amaker has done with the Harvard basketball program in recent years has been nothing short of amazing. Two years in a row, he’s led the team to NCAA Tournament victories, and even gave Michigan State a run for their money in the Third Round of this year’s event.
With that success obviously comes the rumors that he may be looking to coach elsewhere at a much more notable program. In particular recently, his name has been tied to the vacancy at Boston College.
But on Saturday evening, Amaker released a statement through Harvard, reiterating his commitment to the school and the basketball program.
“After thoughtful deliberation, I continue to realize my heart is at Harvard,” Amaker stated. “To teach, lead and serve at this amazing institution, and in this special community, is truly meaningful to me.”
Now of course, this isn’t to say that he will never leave, because should the success continue for the next few years, more lucrative jobs will be put in front of him.
For now, though, he’s 100% committed to continuing to build Harvard into a power.