Harvard’s Tim Murphy recovering from medical issue

11-16-13: Allston, MA: Harvard coach Tim Murphy meets with his coaches before heading to the locker room at half-time of football game between Harvard and the University of Pennsylvania at Harvard Stadium Nov. 16, 2013. Photo/John Blanding, Boston Globe staff story/, Sports
Harvard football coach Tim Murphy is at home resting after dealing with a medical issue. (John Blanding / Globe file photo)
The Boston Globe

Harvard University 20-year head football coach Tim Murphy is at home, recovering well from a medical issue he suffered this month.

The 57-year-old Kingston native, who directed the Crimson to a 9-1 record and their seventh Ivy League title last fall, is expected to return to coaching this spring.

In his absence, his coordinators, Joel Lamb (offense) and Scott Larkee (defense) will manage the program.

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The winningest coach in program history (137-62 record), Murphy is 15-5 against rival Yale in The Game, with seventh straight wins, including a 34-7 victory in New Haven last November.

A Silver Lake Regional graduate, he was a four-year starting linebacker at Springfield College.