Chris Nugai
Chris Nugai
Title: Tight Ends Coach
Phone: 508-793-2584
Previous College: Worcester State, 1992
Experience: Second Season

Recruiting Areas: Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada
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Chris Nugai is in his second year on Tom Gilmore’s coaching staff in 2013, serving as the tight ends coach. He came to Holy Cross after spending six years at Columbia as the running backs coach and special team coordinator.

Nugai was previously a graduate assistant coach at the Connecticut during the 2005 campaign, and coached the running backs at Harvard from 2003-2004. During Nugai’s time at Harvard, he helped direct the career of All-America tailback Clifton Dawson. He also has two years of experience as a head coach, leading the Fitchburg State program in 1996 and 1997.

Nugai’s other coaching stops include time at Columbia (quarterbacks coach / 2002), Tufts (offensive coordinator / 1999-2001), the U.S. Coast Guard Academy (offensive coordinator / 1998), Yale (offensive assistant / 1995), Maine (offensive assistant / 1994) and King’s College (intern assistant / 1993).

A 1992 graduate of Worcester State College, Nugai was a three-year letterwinner at quarterback for the Lancers. He also earned a master’s degree in educational administration from Fitchburg State in 2002.

A native of Waterbury, Conn., Nugai has one son (Martin).


Nugai's Collegiate Coaching File
Years School Position Championships
1993 King's College
Intern Assistant Coach  
Offensive Assistant Coach  
Offensive Assistant Coach
Fitchburg State
Head Coach
Coast Guard
Offensive Coordinator
1999-2001 Tufts Offensive Coordinator  
2002 Columbia Quarterbacks Coach  
2003-2004 Harvard Running Backs Coach Ivy League Champions (2004)
2005 Connecticut Graduate Assistant Coach  
2006-2011 Columbia Running Backs Coach  
2012-2013 Holy Cross Tight Ends Coach