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Harvard's Tim Murphy to Speak at Notre Dame Coaches Clinic

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Tim Murphy, the Thomas Stephenson Family Head Coach for Harvard Football will be a featured speaker at the University of Notre Dame Football Coaches Clinic April 12-14. Murphy will be joined by former UCLA head coach Rick Neuheisel and current Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly.

Murphy is scheduled to speak on the evening of April 13.

In 2011, Murphy became Harvard's all-time winningest football coach, surpassing the legendary Joe Restic with a victory at Columbia. The victory was part of an undefeated Ivy League season, the program's 14th league title and sixth under Murphy, and a 9-1 overall record.

In 2011, Harvard clinched the outright championship before the final week of the season for the first time in program history, doing so after a 37-20 victory against Penn on Nov. 12 with the Crimson scoring its most points against Penn since 1981.

A week later, with a decree that nobody would earn a championship ring without a victory in The Game, Harvard pounded Yale at Yale Bowl, 45-7 to earn its 10th victory over the Bulldogs in the last 11 years while recording the widest margin of victory since 1982.

The season marked Harvard's Ivy League-record 11th-straight season with at least seven wins – with no other Ivy team even having seven such seasons. All nine of Harvard's victories came by double figures with eight of the wins coming by at least 14 points. Murphy was honored as the New England Head Coach of the Year by the Gridiron Club of Greater Boston and was a finalist for the Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year award.

In 2012, Murphy will serve as President of the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA).

Fans interested in receiving an advanced football course taught by the Irish coaching staff and some of the top high school coaches in the country are welcome to attend.

Chalk-talk sessions will provide attendees with an excellent opportunity to become familiar with various coaching techniques and a chance to know the coaches and other participants.

In addition to the various presentations, participants will get an exclusive look at the 2012 Fighting Irish football team as the squad practices twice during the clinic.

For more information, log onto Notre Dame's official athletics site, www.UND.com.