May 13, 2010

Men's Basketball Team Adds Three Assistant Coaches

WORCESTER, Mass. – The College of the Holy Cross has named Brion Dunlap, Kevin Robinson and Dan Engelstad assistant men's basketball coaches, as announced by first-year head coach Milan Brown. Dunlap, Robinson and Engelstad all come to Holy Cross from Mount St. Mary's University, where they had previously served as assistant coaches under Brown.

“I am really excited to have the staff that helped me be so successful at Mount St. Mary's still intact.” said Brown. “I know that they are ready to get started and become an important part of the family here at Holy Cross.”

Dunlap spent the last seven seasons as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Mount St. Mary's. Over the last three years, he helped the Mountaineers to an overall record of 54-44 and a 35-19 mark in the Northeast Conference. Mount St. Mary's also appeared in postseason play twice during that time frame, advancing to the NCAA Tournament in 2008 and the College Insider Tournament in 2009. Prior to his time with the Mountaineers, Dunlap served as the head coach at Forest Park High School in Woodbridge, Va., for three seasons. He also spent two years as an assistant coach at Woodbridge (Va.) High School. Dunlap is a 1998 graduate of Old Dominion University with a bachelor's degree in human services counseling. He was a four-year starter for the Monarchs on the hardwood, helping lead the team to two NCAA Tournament appearances and two Colonial Athletic Association titles. Dunlap still ranks second all-time in the CAA and third all-time at Old Dominion with 680 career assists.

Robinson spent the last seven seasons as an assistant coach at Mount St. Mary's. Over the last three years, he helped the Mountaineers to an overall record of 54-44 and a 35-19 mark in the Northeast Conference. Mount St. Mary's also appeared in postseason play twice during that time frame, advancing to the NCAA Tournament in 2008 and the College Insider Tournament in 2009. Robinson was also a graduate assistant for the Mountaineers during the 2002-2003 season, in addition to coordinating Mount St. Mary's student-athlete support services for all sports in 2006-2007. Previously, he served as an assistant coach at St. Mary's College (Md.) for three years from 1999-2002. Robinson earned his bachelor's degree in political science from St. Mary's in 2000, and went on to receive a master's degree in teaching from Mount St. Mary's in 2006. During his days as an undergraduate, he was a four-year letterwinner on the Seahawks' basketball team.

Engelstad served as an assistant coach at Mount St. Mary's for the last three years. During that time, he helped the Mountaineers to an overall record of 54-44 and a 35-19 mark in the Northeast Conference. Mount St. Mary's also appeared in postseason play twice during that time frame, advancing to the NCAA Tournament in 2008 and the College Insider Tournament in 2009. The coordinator of the Milan Brown Basketball Camp during his time at Mount St. Mary's, Engelstad is a 2007 graduate of St. Mary's College (Md.) with a bachelor's degree in political science. He served as a team captain for the Seahawks, and graduated as the school's all-time leader with 419 career assists. Engelstad was also an intern in the Washington Wizards front office in 2006, and coached the Walt Whitman Varsity Summer League team in 2005 and 2006.

The Crusaders are coming off a 2009-2010 season in which they posted an overall record of 9-22 and a 5-9 mark in the Patriot League.