Murphy Serving as Assistant Coach for Team USA at World University Games

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BELGRADE, Serbia –
Tim Murphy, the head coach for Harvard men’s swimming & diving, is serving as an assistant coach with Team USA at the 2009 World University Games July 5-11.

After the first three days of competition, the U.S. stands fourth overall at the World University games with 10 medals, including seven in swimming. Team USA has captured the gold in the men’s and women’s 4x100 freestyle relay, as well as the women’s 400m individual medley.

The Team USA roster features 26 swimmers, including 13 male and 13 female athletes, who must be officially enrolled in a full-time course of study at an approved institute of higher education or enrolled as a full-time university student. The team members range in age from 17-28.

Murphy was also an assistant with the U.S. squad at the 2001 World University Games, which was held in Beijing, China. In his first 11 seasons at Harvard, Murphy has guided the Crimson to an impressive 91-7 overall record and has led the program to six Eastern Intercollegiate Swimming League (EISL) and Ivy League championships.

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