Harvard hires former Brown assistant Marcou for same role with Crimson


Harvard announced Wednesday that James Marcou has joined the men’s team as an assistant coach.

Marcou worked as an assistant coach at Brown last year, helping the Bears record their first winning season since 2012-13.

An All-American and the career assists leader at UMass (2007-10), Marcou began his collegiate coaching career in 2016 as a graduate assistant with the Minutemen.

As a player at UMass, Marcou earned AHCA Second-Team honors following his sophomore season in 2008-09, when he racked up 47 points on 15 goals and 32 assists, and tied for the Hockey East scoring title that season. A two-time All-Hockey East performer and New England Hockey Writers All-Star, Marcou broke his own school record for single-season assists (40) as a junior in 2009-10.

He finished with 130 career points (34 goals, 96 assists) in 111 games.

After his junior season, Marcou signed a free-agent contract with the San Jose Sharks and played for two and a half seasons before medically retiring.

Marcou then returned to UMass, completing his degree in 2015.