Farmer joins Harvard Basketball staff

 Larry Farmer – formerly an assistant coach at MIT and a graduate assistant at Boston College – is set to join the Harvard University men’s basketball staff as an assistant coach ahead of the 2022-23 season, Tommy Amaker, The Thomas G. Stemberg ’71 Family Endowed Coach for Harvard Men’s Basketball, announced on Friday.
“We are more than thrilled to welcome Larry as a new addition to our basketball staff and to the Harvard community as a whole,” Amaker said. “Every aspect of Larry’s background – his schooling, his experiences as a player and coach – make him an ideal fit for our program. Larry shows incredible promise both personally and within our team as we embark on this new chapter for Harvard Basketball.”
Farmer served as an assistant coach with the MIT men’s basketball program for five seasons from 2017-22. He helped the Engineers make back-to-back NCAA tournament appearances in 2018 and 2019, reaching the Elite Eight in 2018 and the second round in 2019. MIT posted a 25-6 record during the 2017-18 season and a 23-5 mark during the 2018-19 campaign.
Prior to joining MIT, Farmer was a graduate assistant with the Boston College men’s basketball team from 2015-17.
As a student-athlete at Denison University from 2007-12, Farmer was a three-year starter and team captain, garnering two NCAC All-League honors. Farmer finished his career as a member of the 1,000-point club and ranks 15th in school history in scoring (1,137), first in games played (112), and second in steals (132).
Farmer earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry from Denison in 2012 and received his MBA from Boston College’s Carroll Graduate School of Management in 2017.
Farmer is the son of Larry Farmer, Jr., who won three national championships at UCLA (1970-73) under legendary coach John Wooden, later became head coach of the Bruins from 1981-84, and is now a member of the UCLA Athletic Hall of Fame.

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