Jan. 15, 2008
WORCESTER, Mass. - Holy Cross athletic director Richard M. Regan, Jr. has announced that head volleyball coach Chris Ridolfi has resigned after six years with the program. He is stepping down to become the Senior Program Director at the Bernon Family YMCA in Franklin, Mass. A search to fill the position is underway.
A native of Milford, Mass., Ridolfi's teams enjoyed great success in the classroom. In the past six seasons, the Crusaders have earned 43 selections to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll by maintaining a 3.2 GPA during the fall season. In addition, three of the last four Patriot League Volleyball Scholar Athletes of the Year have been from Holy Cross - Caitlin Agostinacchio in 2004 and Christine Strawson in 2005 and 2006. Ridolfi had an overall record of 38-121 while continuing to play the top programs in the Northeast.
Ridolfi came to Holy Cross after serving as the assistant women's volleyball coach at Harvard University from 1998-2001. He coordinated Harvard's national recruiting efforts as the program's director of recruiting. During his four year tenure the Crimson advanced to the finals of the Ivy League Tournament and had two 20 win seasons.
Ridolfi studied music at Berklee College of Music from 1989 to 1993. A 1989 Graduate of Milford High School, Ridolfi pioneered the boys volleyball program at the school. He later returned to coach the program he helped begin, leading the team to an undefeated season in 1999 and a trip to the Massachusetts state finals. He was named the Boston Globe and Boston Herald 1999 Coach of the Year.