January 20, 2011

Holy Cross & Tom Gilmore Agree To Three-Year Contract Extension

WORCESTER, Mass. – Holy Cross and head football coach Tom Gilmore have agreed to a new three-year contract extension, it was announced by athletic director Richard M. Regan, Jr. The new contract will keep Gilmore as the head coach of the Crusader football program through the 2015 season.

 "We are very pleased to receive Tom Gilmore's commitment through the 2015 season," said Regan. "There are a number of things you need in place to have a successful football program, but nothing is more important than the head coach. I think that Tom is one of the best coaches in America, and we are very happy to have him at Holy Cross."

A two-time Patriot League Coach of the Year, Gilmore just concluded his seventh season at Holy Cross in 2010. He owns an overall record of 45-33 during his time with the Crusaders, including a 25-16 mark in conference games. Gilmore's squads have posted winning records in each of the last six seasons, including a 2009 season in which Holy Cross went 9-3 overall, won the Patriot League championship, and advanced to the NCAA Playoffs.

Four of Gilmore's players have earned All-America honors over the last six years, with the Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year coming from Holy Cross in four of the past six seasons. Gilmore has also led the Crusaders to four victories over ranked opponents, three of which came in 2009.

 "I am very excited about the progress we have made in returning Holy Cross to the top of the Patriot League," said Gilmore. "But there is always more work to be done. I am very appreciative of the commitment and support that Holy Cross has shown me, and I look forward to many more successful seasons of Crusader football."