June 15, 2009

Holy Cross Equipment Manager Jack Moriarty To Retire

WORCESTER, Mass. - Holy Cross equipment manager Jack Moriarty has announced his retirement, effective June 30, after working for the athletic department for the last 37 years. One of the college's busiest and most popular people, Moriarty was inducted into the Holy Cross Varsity Club Hall of Fame in 2004, in recognition of his dedicated service.

"Some people are almost irreplaceable," said Holy Cross athletic director Richard M. Regan, Jr. "Jack is one of those guys. He will be missed by virtually everyone."

Moriarty originally came to Holy Cross as both an athletic trainer and equipment manager in 1971. He was promoted to head athletic trainer in 1991, before devoting his full time to serving as the head equipment manager in 1994. In 1992, Moriarty coordinated the sports sciences area for the NCAA men's basketball first and second round games held at the Worcester Centrum. With his hard work and dedication, he has been widely regarded as the backbone behind all Holy Cross athletic teams, and was seen at almost every home event.

"The thing I'll miss most is the day-to-day association with the student-athletes and my fellow workers at Holy Cross," said Moriarty.

Moriarty is a 1971 graduate of Springfield College, where he earned a bachelor's degree in physical education.