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Harrington Joins Harvard Wrestling Staff

Photo of the Malkin Athletic Center courtesy of DSPICS.com.

The David G. Bunning ’88 Head Coach for Harvard Wrestling Jay Weiss recently announced the addition of Sean Harrington to his staff for the 2009-10 season.

“I have worked with Sean for a number of years with our involvement with the Massachusetts Junior National team and with his club” Weiss said. “ He is one of the most passionate and hard working individuals I have come across in the sport of wrestling. I am extremely excited to welcome him in to our program and have no doubt that he will have a huge impact on our student-athletes in many ways.”

A native of Dracut, Mass., Harrington has been involved in the sport of wrestling as an athlete or coach for the last 20 years. He was a two-time All-American at the University of Massachusetts – Lowell and later coached for the River Hawks from 1997-98. Harrington returned to competition as a member of the New York Athletic Club and went on to train at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., for four years.

He served as the Massachusetts Junior National Wrestling team coach in 2008-09. He is also a member of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Committee.

Harrington, who graduated from UMass-Lowell in 1997 with a degree in business administration, currently owns and manages BrickHouse Wrestling Fitness LLC, a wrestling and fitness company in Lowell, Mass.