Head Coach


Year of Induction: 2019

Category: Honorary

Barry Parenteau served as the head coach of the Holy Cross women’s swimming and diving team from 1975-2018, and the men’s swimming and diving team from 1996-2018. He was named the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Coach of the Year in women’s swimming and diving three times, following the 1984-1985, 1987-1988 and 1989-1990 campaigns. Parenteau also combined for 241 career victories between the men’s and women’s programs, a total which ranks eighth all-time among all coaches in school history. Over the course of his career, he coached eight student-athletes who have been inducted into the Varsity Club Hall of Fame, including Holy Cross’ first-ever female All-American (Callie Taffe, 1981). Parenteau retired from coaching in the spring of 2018.

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