Recruiting Coach Map
Football Coaching Staff
Head Coach
Bob Chesney
Bob Chesney will be in his first year as the head football coach at the College of the Holy Cross in 2018. The 28th head coach in the history of the program, he has posted a winning record in each of his eight seasons as a collegiate head coach. A two-time Northeast-10 Conference Coach of the Year, Chesney's career record stands at 67-25 (.728 winning percentage), including five seasons at Assumption College (44-16, 2013-2017) and three years at Salve Regina University (23-9, 2010-2012). He took over an Assumption program that had posted two winning seasons in the 17 years prior to his arrival and led the Greyhounds to five-straight winning records and NCAA Tournament appearances in each of his last three years. Chesney previously rebuilt a Salve Regina program which had a streak of eight-consecutive losing seasons before his tenure, posting three winning campaigns in a row.   FULL BIO
 
Offensive Coordinator
Liam Coen
Liam Coen is in his first year on the Holy Cross coaching staff in 2018, serving as the offensive coordinator. Coen came to Holy Cross from the University of Maine, where he served as the offensive coordinator from 2016-2017. The Black Bears averaged 24.6 points and 388.4 total yards per game during the 2017 season, after putting up 22.3 points and 357.6 total yards per contest in 2016.   FULL BIO
Defensive Coordinator
Scott James
Scott James is in his first season on the Holy Cross football coaching staff in 2018, serving as the defensive coordinator. James joined the Crusaders after spending five seasons as the safeties coach at the University of New Hampshire from 2013-2017. During that time, he helped the Wildcats to an overall record of 46-22 with one Colonial Athletic Association championship and five trips to the NCAA playoffs.   FULL BIO
Secondary Coach
Anthony Barese
Anthony Barese is in his first season on the Holy Cross coaching staff in 2018, serving as the secondary coach. Barese joined the Crusaders after spending the previous 10 seasons on the coaching staff at Assumption College. He served as the Greyhounds defensive coordinator from 2014-2017, helping the team to an overall record of 38-11 during that time with three trips to the NCAA playoffs.   FULL BIO
Running Backs / Special Teams Coach
Drew Canan
Drew Canan is in his first season on the Crusader coaching staff in 2018, serving as the running backs coach and special teams coordinator. Canan came to Holy Cross from Assumption College, where he served as the wide receivers coach and special teams coordinator under Chesney from 2014-2017. He helped the Greyhounds to an overall record of 38-11 during that time, with three trips to the NCAA playoffs.   FULL BIO
Safeties Coach
Matt Colangelo
Matt Colangelo is in his first season on the Holy Cross coaching staff in 2018, serving as the safeties coach. Colangelo joined the Crusaders after spending the 2017 season as the assistant linebackers coach at Villanova University. He previously served as the assistant secondary coach at Yale in 2016, after beginning his coaching career as the linebackers coach at Assumption from 2014-2015.   FULL BIO
Wide Receivers Coach
Ari Confesor
Ari Confesor is in his first season on the Crusader coaching staff in 2018, serving as the wide receivers coach. Confesor came to Holy Cross from the University of Rhode Island, where he has served as the wide receivers coach and co-special teams coordinator since 2014. He coached two players who earned All-Colonial Athletic Association honors in 2017.   FULL BIO
Tight Ends Coach
Anthony DiMichele
Anthony DiMichele is in his second season on the Holy Cross coaching staff in 2018. He will serve as the tight ends coach in 2018, after being the assistant secondary coach in 2017. DiMichele joined the Crusaders after serving as the secondary coach at the University of New Haven for two years.   FULL BIO
Defensive Line Coach
Charlie Noonan
Charlie Noonan is in his fourth season on the Holy Cross coaching staff in 2018, serving as the defensive line coach. During the 2015 and 2016 campaigns, he coached two-time first team All-Patriot League defensive end Dewayne Cameron. Noonan joined the Crusaders after spending the previous two seasons on the staff at Rutgers.   FULL BIO
Offensive Line Coach
Chris Smith
Chris Smith is in his second season on the Crusader coaching staff in 2018, serving as the offensive line coach. In 2017, he helped left tackle James Murray earn second team All-Patriot League honors. Smith came to Holy Cross from the University of New Haven, where he served as the offensive line coach and run-game coordinator for three years.   FULL BIO
Linebackers Coach
Brian Vaganek
Brian Vaganek is in his second season on the Crusader coaching staff in 2018, serving as the linebackers coach. During his first year at Holy Cross, he helped Nick McBeath earn All-America honors in 2017. Vaganek has an extensive coaching background with over 20 years of collegiate experience.   FULL BIO