Mickey Fein - Harvard Pass Attack & WR Fundamentalsby Lauren's First and Goal
Coach Mickey Fein talks about the Harvard Pass Attack and compliments that you must also have to take advantage of the defense.
Mickey Fein begins his fifth year in 2021 as Harvard's wide receivers coach and pass game coordinator. In 2019, Fein helped quarterback Jake Smith enjoy the best season of his career as the signal caller set personal bests for completions (167), yards (2,233), yards per game (223.3), touchdowns (19) and efficiency (143.6). Smith's touchdown total was the third-highest in Crimson single-season history and rising senior enters 2020 needing 14 more passing TDs to set the all-time Harvard record. He also became in 2019 the ninth Harvard QB to pass for at least 4,000 yards in a career. The beneficiaries of Smith's throws were seniors Cody Chrest and Jack Cook, who each had a team-best five TD receptions. In fact, seven different Crimson players scored at least one touchdown. Harvard capped the 2018 campaign by defeating Yale, 45-27, in the highest scoring episode of The Game. The Crimson earned 13 all-Ivy selections, including five on the first team, and finished 6-4 overall and 4-3 in the Ivy League. Tom Stewart threw for 18 touchdown passes, while wide receiver Adam Scott was named all-Ivy honorable mention. In 2017, wide receiver Justice Shelton-Mosley was one of two Harvard offensive players to garner all-Ivy recognition. Fein spent nine seasons at Lafayette from 2008-16, including eight as offensive coordinator for the Leopards and has also worked at Murray State, Tennessee-Martin and Maine. During his tenure at Lafayette, which included a stint as interim head coach in 2016, the Leopards qualified for the NCAA tournament in 2013 after winning the Patriot League title. He oversaw the quarterbacks and wide receivers in each of his nine seasons and coached three of Lafayette's top 10 all-time quarterbacks in career passing yards. Before arriving on College Hill, Fein spent 2006 and 2007 at Murray State as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Fein moved to MSU after spending three seasons at Tennessee-Martin (2003-05), where he served as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Prior to that stint, Fein served as the wide receivers coach at his alma mater, Maine, in 2002. He helped lead the squad to an 11-3 record and a share of the Atlantic 10 title. Fein began his coaching career at Barnstable High School in Hyannis, Massachusetts, where he was the team's offensive coordinator from 1999-00, and led BHS to a state title in 1999.