Ann Zelesky
Ann Zelesky
Title: Associate Director of Athletics / Senior Women's Administrator
Phone: 508-793-2628
Previous College: Worcester State, 1973
Experience: 27th Year

In her 27th year at Holy Cross in 2015-2016 is Worcester native Ann Zelesky, who serves as the school's senior women's administrator. Zelesky was promoted to associate athletic director in 1995, and currently serves as the department's primary administrator for the field hockey, golf, women's ice hockey, women's lacrosse and softball programs. In addition, Zelesky oversees the Holy Cross Leadership Academy, the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and all administrative support staff.

Zelesky joined the Crusaders in April of 1989 after a highly-successful 13-year coaching career at St. Peter-Marian High School in Worcester. Zelesky’s girl’s basketball squads posted a 272-54 record, winning eight Central Massachusetts titles, seven district championships and one state crown. Her softball teams were 253-21, capturing 10 Central Massachusetts titles, nine district crowns and five state championships. Zelesky, who also served as St. Peter-Marian’s athletic director for nine years, was twice named Massachusetts Coach of the Year for both basketball and softball. She has been inducted into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame, the Massachusetts Basketball Hall of Fame, the Massachusetts Softball Hall of the Fame, the Worcester State Athletics Hall of Fame and the St. Peter-Marian High School Hall of Fame.

A 1973 graduate of Worcester State College, Zelesky played volleyball, basketball, field hockey and softball. She began her coaching career at Worcester State following her graduation. Zelesky, who resides in Worcester, has two sons, Brian (a 2011 Holy Cross graduate) and Kevin (a 2012 Holy Cross graduate).