5 - Craig Najarian
Craig Najarian
Previous College: Saint Anselm, 1995
Position: Head Coach
Craig Najarian is in his third season as the head baseball coach at Holy Cross after spending the 2003 and 2004 campaign as the Associate Head Coach with Fran O'Brien, and the 2001 and 2002 seasons as an assistant. In his first year in 2005, the Crusaders went 13-23 overall and owned a 5-11 mark in Patriot League play, while in 2006 Holy Cross went 16-26-1 overall and 5-15 in the Patriot League. Najarian came to Holy Cross after serving as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Boston College in 2001. Prior to that he spent two seasons at Wheaton College where he was part of two NEWMAC Conference championship teams (1999-2000), one of which earned an NCAA Regional berth in 2000. Najarian began his coaching career as an assistant coach at Brandeis University which boasted three NCAA Regional teams that captured three UAA Conference titles (1996-1998) during his tenure. A four-year starter in the infield at Saint Anselm College, Najarian served as team captain for the Hawks in 1995. He graduated from Westboro High School in 1991 where he also captained his team to a Massachusetts State Title. Najarian is not the only Holy Cross coach in his family, as his father, Oscar, coached the men's and women's tennis teams from 1973 to 1998. Najarian and his wife Katie reside in Westboro.