September 10, 2009

Holy Cross Names Jeff Kane Assistant Baseball Coach

WORCESTER, Mass. - The College of the Holy Cross has named Jeff Kane as a new assistant baseball coach, as announced by athletic director Richard M. Regan, Jr. Kane spent three years as the head coach of Westford Academy (Westford, Mass.) prior to joining the Crusaders program.

"Jeff is already a great asset to our team," said head baseball coach Greg DiCenzo. "I have no doubt that his proven coaching ability will help us greatly in the upcoming season and the future."

Kane compiled a 60-27 record during his tenure at Westford (.690 winning percentage). During the 2009 season, the Grey Ghosts finished 17-4 and won their second straight Dual County League (Large Division) title, marking the first time in school history that the team has won back-to-back titles. In 2008, Kane led his team to a 21-3 record and an appearance in the Division 1 North Sectional Final, the furthest Westford Academy had advanced in the state tournament since 2003. For his accomplishments, Kane was named the 2008 Lowell Sun Coach of the Year.

While holding the head coaching duties for Westford Academy in 2009, Kane served as the Manager for the Lowell All-Americans of the New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL). He also acted as an assistant coach for the two years prior. Kane got his coaching start in 2002 as an assistant coach for Littleton High School in Littleton, Mass.

Kane played at the collegiate level under head coach Jack Leggett at Clemson University from 1997 to 1999.  The team ranked in the top-25 nationally in three of his four playing seasons. He also spent a season playing for the Rhode Island Reds of the NECBL. He currently resides in Maynard, Mass. with his wife, Lilly.