Holy Cross Crusaders basketball

Holy Cross Crusaders basketball history

College of the Holy Cross (Worcester, MA)
Hart Center at the Luth Athletic Complex
Patriot League

Current head coach: Brett Nelson (2019-)

  • Asst: R.J. Evans (2019-)
  • Asst: Sam Ferry (2019-)
  • Asst: Anthony Richards (2021-)
  • DBO: Isaiah Tate (2022-)

Post-Season:

  • National Championships:  1  (1947)
  • Final Four Appearances:  2  (1947, 1948)
  • Sweet Sixteen Appearances:  1  (1953)
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  13  (1947, 1948, 1950, 1953, 1956, 1977, 1980, 1993, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2016)
  • NCAAT Overall Record:  8-13
  • NIT Championships:  1  (1954)
  • NIT Appearances:  12  (1952, 1954, 1955, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1975, 1976, 1979, 1981, 1990, 2005)
  • NIT Overall Record:  11-11
  • CIT Appearances:  1  (2014)
  • CIT Overall Record:  1-1
  • Helms Foundation National Championships:  1  (1947)

Conference Titles (ECAC, MAAC, Patriot League):

Award Winners:




Holy Cross head coaches:

Coach Tenure Record Conf. Titles NCAA Apps. Nat. Champ
Brett Nelson 2019-Pres 17-62 0 0 0
Bill Carmody 2015-19 58-73 0 1 0
Milan Brown 2010-15 69-83 0 0 0
Sean Kearney 2009-10 9-22 0 0 0
Ralph Willard 1999-2009 192-117 4 4 0
Bill Raynor 1994-99 54-83 0 0 0
George Blaney 1972-94 357-276 2 3 0
Jack Donohue 1965-72 106-66 0 0 0
Frank Oftring 1961-65 64-33 0 0 0
Roy Leenig 1955-61 106-48 0 1 0
Buster Sheary 1948-55 155-36 0 2 0
Alvin “Doggie” Julian 1945-48 65-10 0 2 1
Albert “Hop” Riopel 1934-35, 42-45 14-34 0 0 0
Moose Krause 1939-42 11-14 0 0 0
John Reed 1925-31 60-41
Ken Simendinger 1924-25 10-5
William Casey 1920-24 28-24
Fred Powers 1901-06, 07-09 54-33

Key: Conf. Titles= Regular Season only, NCAA Apps= NCAA Tournament Appearances, Nat. Champ= NCAA Tournament Champions


NOTE: Overall program records on this page do not include anything later vacated by the NCAA. 

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