Eugene Flynn spent 38 years with the Holy Cross athletic department, serving as athletic director for nearly 25 years. A 1922 graduate of the college, Flynn joined the athletic department staff in 1928 and was promoted to athletic director at the end of World War II. He led Holy Cross through some of its most successfull athletic seasons, including the national championships in basketball (1947 NCAA, 1954 NIT) and baseball (1952 college world series). As a member and director of several NCAA and ECAC committees, Flynn helped shape national and regional athletic policies, and he was involved in the development of college football's introduction to television. He served as president of the ECAC for several years. He died in 1991.