July 2, 2007

Holy Cross Names Greg DiCenzo Head Baseball Coach

July 2, 2007

WORCESTER, Mass. - The College of the Holy Cross has named Greg DiCenzo as its head baseball coach, as announced by Athletic Director Richard M. Regan, Jr. DiCenzo is the 18th head coach in the history of the program. "Greg is an outstanding coach who will energize our baseball program," said Regan. "He is an excellent recruiter and instructor. Both as a player and as a coach, he has valued excellence in the classroom, which is important at Holy Cross. Greg has demonstrated that he is ready to lead our program as head coach."

"I'm really excited to be here and I know we have a good strong nucleus of players," said DiCenzo. "The academics at Holy Cross are top notch, which is the number one reason why I'm here, and I also think we can win here right away."

DiCenzo comes to Holy Cross from Northeastern, where he served as the pitching coach and recruiting coordinator for the last five seasons. During his time at Northeastern, the Huskies won the America East Tournament and advanced to the NCAA Tournament in 2003, while they won the America East Regular Season Championship in 2004 and 2005. His pitching staff set the school record for strikeouts in four straight seasons, while he had two pitchers earn America East Pitcher of the Year honors and three of his pitchers were selected in the Major League Baseball Draft, including Adam Ottavino who was drafted in the first round by the St. Louis Cardinals in 2006. DiCenzo was also an assistant coach for the Falmouth Commodores of the Cape Cod League for four seasons.

A native of Duxbury, Mass., DiCenzo earned three degrees from St. Lawrence University with a Bachelor of Science Degree (1998), a Masters Degree in Education (2000) and a Masters Degree in Education Administration (2002). He spent four seasons on the baseball coaching staff at his alma mater. He was an assistant coach for three seasons and served as interim head coach in 2002. As an athlete, DiCenzo was a four-year member of the St. Lawrence baseball team, captaining the team as a senior. He was also a four-time all-conference kicker and punter for the school's football team.