Harvard will open the 2017 season at Rhode Island Sept. 16 (Harvard Athletic Communications).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Mickey Fein has been added to the Harvard football coaching staff as the pass game coordinator and wide receivers coach, Tim Murphy, The Thomas Stephenson Family Head Coach for Harvard Football, announced Wednesday.
Fein, who spent the last nine seasons at Lafayette, including the previous eight as offensive coordinator for the Leopards, has also worked at Murray State, Tennessee-Martin and Maine.
"We are excited about the addition of Mickey Fein to our staff," Murphy said. "He is a very experienced and highly respected offensive coach with roots in Massachusetts, so he is a great fit on all levels."
During his tenure at Lafayette, which included a stint as interim head coach in 2016, the Leopards qualified for the NCAA tournament in 2013 after winning the Patriot League title. He oversaw the quarterbacks and wide receivers in each of his nine seasons and coached three of Lafayette's top 10 all-time quarterbacks in career passing yards.
Before arriving on College Hill, Fein spent 2006 and 2007 at Murray State as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Fein moved to MSU after spending three seasons (2003-05) at Tennessee-Martin, where he served as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Prior to that stint, Fein served as the wide receivers coach at his alma mater, Maine, in 2002. He helped lead the squad to an 11-3 record and a share of the Atlantic 10 title. Fein began his coaching career at Barnstable High School in Hyannis, Massachusetts, where he was the team's offensive coordinator from 1999-00, a stint that included a state title in 1999.
As a player, Fein was the starting QB at Maine for four seasons (1995-98). He was the team MVP in 1997 and 1998 and team captain in 1998. When he graduated in 1999, he held 17 school records.
The Barnstable, Massachusetts native went on to play two seasons of professional football. In 2000, he played for the Albany Firebirds of the Arena Football League, and, in 2001, Fein was the starting quarterback for the Norfolk Nighthawks of the AFL2. Fein earned a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Maine in 1999. He and his wife, Courtney, have two children, Jacklyn and Ty.