Christian Webster ’13 has completed his second season as a member of Tommy Amaker’s coaching staff after winning three straight Ivy League championships and making two appearances in the NCAA tournament as a student-athlete under Amaker.
With Webster on the coaching staff, Harvard continued its reign atop the Ancient Eight in 2014-15, finishing the regular season tied with Yale for the Ancient Eight crown. The Crimson defeated the Bulldogs in a one-game playoff for the right to represent the Ivy League in the NCAA tournament, where it fell to fourth-seeded North Carolina, 67-65, despite taking a 65-63 lead with 1:15 to play. Harvard also completed its second straight season sweep of traditional Ivy powers Penn and Princeton during the regular season, becoming the first program in conference history to do in consecutive years.
The 2013-14 Crimson set program records for overall wins (27) and conference victories (13) en route to the team's fourth consecutive Ivy League title and a third straight appearance in the NCAA tournament. During March Madness, the 12th-seeded Crimson knocked off fifth-seeded Cincinnati in the tournament's second round, and nearly pulled off an upset of fourth-seeded Michigan State to reach the Sweet 16. Harvard also won the Great Alaska Shootout along the way, and a record six Crimson were named to the All-Ivy League teams, including player of the year Wesley Saunders '15.
Webster returned to Cambridge after graduating in May of 2013 as the winningest student-athlete in program history. The Washington, D.C., native captained the 2012-13 squad to a 20-10 overall record en route to its third straight Ivy League championship and the program’s first ever win in the NCAA Tournament, a 68-62 defeat of third-seeded New Mexico in the second round. Webster finished the year averaging 8.4 ppg and 2.9 rpg while playing 33.6 minutes.
Webster’s career record stands at 90-30 with a 45-11 mark in the Ancient Eight. Harvard won at least 20 games in each of his four years with the team, and earned a trip to the postseason each year as well. He ranks 31st in Crimson annals with 1,016 points, is fifth with 176 three-pointers, and stands in sixth place with 117 career games played. Webster was an All-Ivy League honorable mention selection as a sophomore, and was also a recipient of Harvard’s John Harnice ’84 Spirit Award (2012-13), Floyd S. Wilson Sportsmanship Award (2010-11), and Henry Zimmerman Free Throw Shooting Accuracy Award (2009-10).