Sept. 26, 2012

2012 Coaching Changes  


Decker named head coach at Harvard


Bill Decker has been hired as the new head coach at Harvard.


Decker just completed his 22nd season as head coach at Trinity College in Connecticut, posting a record of 529-231 (.696). He led Trinity to five conference titles and nine NCAA Tournament appearances with one national championship.


Trinity went 45-1 in 2008, winning its first NCAA Division III national title. The Bantams won 44 consecutive games, a Division III record. Trinity’s winning percentage of .978 also set an NCAA record. Decker was named ABCA National Coach of the Year.


This past season, Decker led Trinity to a 34-11 record and its fifth New England Small College Athletic Conference title.


Decker graduated from Ithaca College in 1985 with a bachelor’s degree in physical education with a minor in business. He earned a master’s degree in physical education with a concentration in coaching from Ithaca in 1992.


Decker replaces Joe Walsh, who recently passes away following 17 seasons as head coach of the Crimson. Walsh had a record of 204-136 (.600) in Ivy League play.