Walt Housman
Walt Housman
Title: Defensive Line Coach
Phone: 508-793-2584
Email: whousman@holycross.edu
Previous College: Upsala, 1987
Experience: Second Season

Walt Housman is in his second season on Tom Gilmore’s coaching staff in 2010, serving as the defensive line coach. During the 2009 campaign, he was a volunteer assistant coach for the Crusaders, working with the defensive ends. Housman joined Holy Cross after spending the eight years as the defensive coordinator for the Chicago Rush of the Arena Football League from 2001-2008.

Housman was previously the linebackers coach at St. Anselm in 2000 and the defensive line coach at Central Connecticut State in 1999. He also spent seven seasons at South Dakota from 1992-1998, serving as defensive coordinator for the final two years. In addition, he has collegiate coaching experience at Tulane and Upsala, and Arena Football League coaching experience with the New England Seawolves, the Miami Hooters and the New Orleans Night.

A native of Merrimack, N.H., Housman is a 1987 graduate of Upsala, where he was a three-year member of the football team. He previously played at Iowa, and went on to play professionally with the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League and in the Arena Football League.



Housman's Collegiate Coaching File
Years School Position
1988 Upsala Assistant Coach
1991 Tulane Volunteer Assistant Coach
1992-1993 South Dakota
Defensive Line Coach
1994-1996 South Dakota
Defesnvie Line / Special Teams Coach
1997-1998 South Dakota
Defensive Coordinator / Inside Linebackers Coach
1999 Central Connecticut
Defensive Line Coach
2000 St. Anselm
Linebackers Coach
2009 Holy Cross Volunteer Assistant / Defensive Ends Coach
2010 Holy Cross Defensive Line Coach