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Brett Nelson Introduced as Men's Basketball Head Coach

Holy Cross Athletics   07-09-2019

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WORCESTER, Mass. – Holy Cross Director of Athletics Marcus Blossom formally introduced Brett Nelson as the Crusaders’ new head men’s basketball coach at a press conference on Tuesday, July 9 in the Doran Auditorium at the Hart Center at the Luth Athletic Complex.

“This is an exciting day for Holy Cross men’s basketball, Holy Cross Athletics, and the entire Holy Cross community,” Blossom said. “I’m very excited to introduce the 18th men’s head basketball coach in the history of this great program.

“I wanted a coach that didn’t shy away from high expectations and shared my vision for this basketball program, which is to be the best in the Patriot League, one of the most respected in the country, and one that consistently competes for and wins championships. Brett certainly shares that vision.”

Joined by his wife, Jamie, and their son, Eli, Nelson discussed the opportunity to lead an historic program on Mount St. James.

“I’m both honored and humbled for this opportunity to be the head coach at Holy Cross,” Nelson said. “For me, this past week has been a whirlwind. I couldn’t be more excited to lead this storied program. When you think about all the former great players, 13 NCAA tournament appearances, 24 draft picks -- this place has amazingly rich history.

“Today is not about me -- it’s about these current players, the former players, the fans, the alumni, this Holy Cross community. I promise that you’re going to get my absolute best each and every day. I hope to bring value to this team, to this school, and to this community in everything that I do.”

Nelson joins the Crusaders after spending the last five seasons on the coaching staff at Marquette University, including the last two as associate head coach.

Season tickets for the 2019-2020 men’s basketball season are now available with prices starting as low as $70. To catch Nelson and the Crusaders in action at the Hart Center this season, click here or call 1-844-GOCROSS.


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