Photograph of Harry Parker, marked by his illness, at the Harvard-Yale Regatta on 9 June, 2013.
Harvard Athletics Department announced this evening that legendary rowing coach Harry Parker, the Crimson men’s heavyweight coach, passed away earlier today. Parker, who was born in 1935, was U.S. champion in the single scull in 1959 and 1960 and represented the U.S. in the single scull in the 1960 Rome Olympic Games, where he finished fifth. He was appointed Harvard freshman coach in 1961 and varsity coach in 1963. Parker had an astonishing record of being Crimson’s coach for 51 seasons, coaching 44 winning varsity crews in their dual against Yale.
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