Patrick Diggins is now in his 17th season as head coach at Holy Cross Crew Program. A 1986 graduate of Holy Cross, Diggins rowed at St. John's High School and at Holy Cross before serving as an assistant coach from 1985 to 1987.
Diggins coaches the varsity women's squad which, in the 2001-2002 season, enjoyed the best results posted by any women's squad since the inception at Holy Cross. The varsity eight won the Avaya Collegiate Championship after winning the Patriot League Regatta, the Worcester City Championship, and finishing third at the New England Rowing Championship. The varsity eight also finished the regular racing season undefeated. The fall season included gold medals at the Textile Regatta and the New Hampshire Championships as well as an eth place finish at the Head of the Charles and a third place finish at the Head of the Schuylkill. Diggins was voted New England Women's Coach of the Year in 1999 and 2002 and was awarded the irow.com coaching award along with Coach Sullivan in 2002.
Diggins' teams have won ten consecutive Worcester City Championships, and have won six conference titles since 1987. The 1994 varsity eight won the prestigious Head of the Charles.
Diggins also serves on the Board of Directors and as Treasurer of the Quinsigamond Rowing Association, Inc., the local organization which hosts the Big East Championships, the New England Rowing Championships, the Eastern Sprints, the Avaya Collegiate Regatta, and the New England Interscholastic Regatta. He was also a co-founder of the Avaya Collegiate Regatta.
He and his wife Kristen, a 1990 graduate of Holy Cross, live in Holden, MA with their three children.