George N. Hurd '42, last year's Leverett House coach and present manager of the Varsity 150-pound crews has been named head crew coach at Boston University, it was reported last night. Neither Dr. J. M. Harmon, athletic director of Boston University, nor Hurd could be reached for comment last night.
At B.U. Hurd succeeds Jim Manning, who left Boston to take over duties as plebe crew mentor at the United States Naval Academy.
Prominent in Crimson rowing circles although never an oarsman in one of Tom Bolles' eights, Hurd is the grandson of Robert Herrick, Harvard's crew angel, who annually donates one or two new $1,500 shells to the H.A.A.
One of the University's outstanding singles men, Hurd was nosed out of first place by Phil Wilson by a quarter length in last year's Darcy Memorial Cup race. In 1940 Hurd came out first in the Junior New England Sculling Championship.
Hurd has been very close to the Harvard rowing situation since his Freshman year in College. In the summer of that year he travelled to England with the crew which swept the Royal Henley Regatta.