CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Mike Horan will assume top responsibility for coaching Harvard's defensive line as the Crimson rounds out a week of staff moves as announced by Tim Murphy, the Thomas Stephenson Family Head Coach for Harvard Football.
Horan is completing his third year as a member of the staff, having served as the assistant defensive line coaching assistant.
He recruits student-athletes in Texas and the Southwest United States including Oklahoma and Colorado.
Horan helped lead the Crimson to an Ivy League title in 2011 with a perfect 7-0 record in league play. The Crimson was led by All-American defensive tackle Josue Ortiz who was also named the league's Defensive Player of the Year. Harvard's defense led the Ivy in scoring defense, rushing defense and sacks.
Since graduating from Bates in 2005, Horan has coached at three colleges and one high school. He began his coaching career at Stoughton High School where he worked as an assistant coach under his former head coach, Greg Burke. After one season at Stoughton, Horan moved on to become the tight ends coach at Curry College. During his time at Curry, the Colonels went undefeated in the regular season, captured the New England Football Conference championship and qualified for the Division III playoffs.
In 2007, Horan was named linebackers coach at the United States Merchant Marine Academy and, in 2008, he moved to Wagner College where he coached the defensive backs.
At Bates, Horan was a senior captain and a two-time All-New England Small College Athletic Conference selection at safety as well as an All-ECAC pick in 2004.
Horan currently resides in Somerville, Mass.