Tyrrell Promoted to Associate Head Coach of Men’s Swimming and Diving

Tyrrell Promoted to Associate Head Coach of Men’s Swimming and Diving

Tyrrell is pictured in front of Tim Murphy, The Ulen-Brooks Endowed Coach for Harvard Men's Swimming and Diving (photo Kevin Burns).

Kevin Tyrrell, who is entering his fifth season at Harvard in 2013-14, has been promoted to Associate Head Coach of the Crimson men's swimming and diving team. He moves up from his previous post of assistant coach.

"We couldn't be more pleased that Kevin will be assuming this new position on our team," said co-captain Oliver Lee. Fellow captain Chris Satterthwaite added, "Kevin brings a phenomenal attitude and energy to every practice and we know he'll do great things in the time ahead at Harvard."

Tyrrell leads the recruiting efforts for Harvard, a program that produced a 31-4 dual meet record over the last four seasons, including a 9-0 mark in 2012-13. The Crimson also sent eight members of the team to the NCAA Division I Championships in Indianapolis and finished second at the Ivy League meet. Harvard has celebrated 12 school records, eight Ivy League championships, nine All-Americans and 69 All-Ivy League selections during his time in Cambridge.

In addition to Harvard's success in the pool, the Crimson has had an Academic All-Ivy League honoree in each of the last three seasons.

Tyrrell, who worked as a volunteer coach for the Crimson program from 2000-04 and helped Harvard to two Ivy League titles, previously served as the head coach of the University of Virgin Islands men's and women's swimming teams for three seasons before returning to Cambridge. He also has extensive experience coaching internationally, including head coaching the U.S. Virgin Islands National Team from 2005-09 and leading the squad at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

He is a 1992 graduate of Lafayette College, where he was a two-time captain for the Leopards. Tyrrell earned his master's degree in education from Boston University in 2002.