Recruiting Coach Map

Football Coaching Staff

Football Coaching Staff

Bob Chesney

Bob Chesney

Head Coach

Head Coach
Bob Chesney
Bob Chesney is in his first year as the head football coach at the College of the Holy Cross in 2018. The 28th head coach in the history of the program, he has posted a winning record in each of his eight seasons as a collegiate head coach. A two-time Northeast-10 Conference Coach of the Year, Chesney's career record stands at 67-25 (.728 winning percentage), including five seasons at Assumption College (44-16, 2013-2017) and three years at Salve Regina University (23-9, 2010-2012). He took over an Assumption program that had posted two winning seasons in the 17 years prior to his arrival and led the Greyhounds to five-straight winning records and NCAA Tournament appearances in each of his last three years. Chesney previously rebuilt a Salve Regina program which had a streak of eight-consecutive losing seasons before his tenure, posting three winning campaigns in a row. During his eight seasons at the helm of the two programs, Chesney coached 94 all-conference selections and 12 All-Americans.   FULL BIO
 

Scott James

Scott James

Defensive Coordinator

Defensive Coordinator
Scott James
Scott James is in his first season on the Holy Cross football coaching staff in 2018, serving as the defensive coordinator. James joined the Crusaders after spending five seasons as the safeties coach at the University of New Hampshire from 2013-2017. During that time, he helped the Wildcats to an overall record of 46-22 with five trips to the NCAA playoffs.   FULL BIO

Patrick Murphy

Patrick Murphy

Offensive Coordinator

Offensive Coordinator
Patrick Murphy
Patrick Murphy is in his first season as the offensive coordinator at Holy Cross in 2018. Murphy has over two decades of coaching experience, and joined the Crusaders after spending the previous two seasons at Tufts University. During his time at Tufts, Murphy served as the run game coordinator in addition to coaching the running backs and slot receivers.   FULL BIO

Anthony Barese

Anthony Barese

Secondary Coach

Secondary Coach
Anthony Barese
Anthony Barese is in his first season on the Holy Cross coaching staff in 2018, serving as the secondary coach. Barese joined the Crusaders after spending the previous 10 seasons on the coaching staff at Assumption College. He served as the Greyhounds defensive coordinator from 2014-2017, helping the team to an overall record of 38-11 during that time with three trips to the NCAA playoffs.   FULL BIO

Drew Canan

Drew Canan

Special Teams Coordinator / Tight Ends Coach

Special Teams Coordinator / Tight Ends Coach
Drew Canan
Drew Canan is in his first season on the Crusader coaching staff in 2018, serving as the tight ends coach and special teams coordinator. Canan came to Holy Cross from Assumption College, where he served as the wide receivers coach and special teams coordinator under Chesney from 2014-2017. He helped the Greyhounds to an overall record of 38-11 during that time, with three trips to the NCAA playoffs.   FULL BIO

Matt Colangelo

Matt Colangelo

Safeties Coach

Safeties Coach
Matt Colangelo
Matt Colangelo is in his first season on the Holy Cross coaching staff in 2018, serving as the safeties coach. Colangelo joined the Crusaders after spending the 2017 season as the assistant linebackers coach at Villanova University. He previously served as the assistant secondary coach at Yale in 2016, after beginning his coaching career as the linebackers coach at Assumption from 2014-2015.   FULL BIO

Ari Confesor

Ari Confesor

Pass Game Coordinator / Wide Receivers Coach

Pass Game Coordinator / Wide Receivers Coach
Ari Confesor
Ari Confesor is in his first season on the Crusader coaching staff in 2018, serving as the pass game coordinator and wide receivers coach. Confesor came to Holy Cross from the University of Rhode Island, where he has served as the wide receivers coach and co-special teams coordinator since 2014. He coached two players who earned All-Colonial Athletic Association honors in 2017.   FULL BIO

Chris Smith

Chris Smith

Offensive Line Coach / Recruiting Coordinator

Offensive Line Coach / Recruiting Coordinator
Chris Smith
Chris Smith is in his second season on the Crusader coaching staff in 2018, serving as the offensive line coach and recruiting coordinator. In 2017, he helped left tackle James Murray earn second team All-Patriot League honors. Smith came to Holy Cross from the University of New Haven, where he served as the offensive line coach and run-game coordinator for three years.   FULL BIO

Brian Vaganek

Brian Vaganek

Linebackers Coach

Linebackers Coach
Brian Vaganek
Brian Vaganek is in his second season on the Crusader coaching staff in 2018, serving as the linebackers coach. During his first year at Holy Cross in 2017, he helped Nick McBeath earn All-America honors while McBeath and Ryan Brady ranked second and third in the Patriot League in tackles. Vaganek has an extensive coaching background with over 20 years of collegiate experience.   FULL BIO

Kyle Barnes

Kyle Barnes

Volunteer Special Teams Quality Control

Volunteer Special Teams Quality Control
Kyle Barnes
Kyle Barnes is in his first year as a volunteer with Bob Chesney's staff in 2018, handling special teams quality control. Kyle Barnes is in his first year as a volunteer with Bob Chesney's staff in 2018, handling special teams quality control.   FULL BIO

Andrew Bindelglass

Andrew Bindelglass

Volunteer Defensive Quality Control

Volunteer Defensive Quality Control
Andrew Bindelglass
Andrew Bindelglass is in his first year as a volunteer with Bob Chesney's staff in 2018, handling defensive quality control. Prior to joining the Crusaders, Bindelglass spent the 2017 season as an assistant secondary coach and video coordinator at Tufts University, helping the Jumbos to an overall record of 5-4.   FULL BIO

Dan Letteriello

Dan Letteriello

Volunteer Offensive Quality Control

Volunteer Offensive Quality Control
Dan Letteriello
Dan Letteriello is in his first year as a volunteer with Bob Chesney's staff in 2018, handling offensive quality control. Prior to joining the Crusaders, Letteriello spent the 2017 season as the wide receivers coach and special teams coordinator at Anna Maria College. Letteriello was previously on the staff at Westfield State University from 2014-2016.   FULL BIO