June 12, 2007
WORCESTER, Mass. - Holy Cross athletic director Richard M. Regan, Jr. has announced that head baseball coach Craig Najarian has resigned after six years with the program. Najarian, who came to Holy Cross in 2001, served as an assistant coach for two years, the associate head coach for one year and as the head coach for the last three seasons. He is stepping down to become the athletic director at Foxboro High School. A search to fill the position is underway.
A native of Westboro, Mass., Najarian's teams posted overall records of 13-23 (2005), 16-26-1 (2006) and 12-23 (2007). This past season the Crusaders had an 8-11 record in the Patriot League which was good for fourth place as they just missed competing in the three-team Patriot League Tournament.
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's father, Oscar, coached the men's and women's tennis teams at Holy Cross from 1973 to 1998.