December 12, 2005

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

Dec. 12, 2005

WORCESTER, Mass. - Holy Cross and head football coach Tom Gilmore have agreed to a new two-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 2009 season.

"We are very happy with all aspects of the football program, and we look forward to many more years of Tom's leadership," said Regan. "Tom has achieved all of the objectives we established when we hired him two years ago. In fact, the level of competitiveness on the field has improved more quickly than we had anticipated."

Gilmore, who just concluded his second season at Holy Cross in 2005, has an overall record of 9-13 during his time with the Crusaders. He has led Holy Cross to a 9-8 mark over its last 17 games, including an overall record of 6-5 during the 2005 campaign. The Crusaders also finished the 2005 season with a 3-3 record in the Patriot League, good for fourth place in the conference.

Under Gilmore's direction, nine different Holy Cross players have earned either All-Patriot League or All-New England honors. In addition, senior tailback Steve Silva was named the 2005 Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year and Special Teams Player of the Year, while being a two-time All-America selection.

"I am excited about improvements we have been able to make over the last two years," said Gilmore. "I am also appreciative that Holy Cross has shown the commitment and support we need to reach our goals. In the years to come, I look forward to returning Holy Cross to the top of the Patriot League."