Maryland reaches out to Harvard coach
Harvard coach John Tillman has been contacted by Maryland’s search committee for the team’s head coaching vacancy, according to a school official. He is believed to be one of the university’s top candidates for the position.
Tillman has guided the Crimson to a 20-19 overall record in three years. In 2009, the team won eight games, which was the most in the program’s history since 2002.
Prior to Harvard, Tillman spent 12 seasons at Navy, including the last six as that team’s head assistant coach. In charge of the offense, he helped the Midshipmen earn four consecutive berths between 2004 to 2007 in the NCAA tournament.
Virginia associate head coach Marc Van Arsdale is believed to be the only candidate to have interviewed for the Terps position previously held by Dave Cottle, who stepped down after the team’s loss to Notre Dame in the NCAA tournament quarterfinals May
Tillman did not return a phone message seeking comment. Maryland athletic director Debbie Yow did not reply to an e-mail also seeking comment.