Varsity football coach John Yovicsing was named yesterday as a special assistant to Bill Veeck, president of Suffolk Downs.
At a news conference-yesterday, both men emphasized that the new position will not interfere with Yovicsin's coaching duties at Harvard. "Harvard has given me permission to do things on the side," Yovicsin said.
Yovicsin's task will be to convince corporations and other organizations that Suffolk Downs is a good place to entertain visitors and customers.
"Everything will be very flexible here, and I'll be completely on my own," he explained. "It's really the perfect type of outside activity for me, and I think I can contribute something to Suffolk Downs."