|Position:||Running Backs Coach|
Recruiting Areas: Georgia, Louisiana, New York (Long Island)
Israel Abraham is in his first season on the Crusader coaching staff in 2019, serving as the running backs coach.
Abraham came to Holy Cross from American International College, where he served as the running backs coach and recruiting coordinator for two seasons. Under his direction, halfback Samad Davila earned third team All Northeast-10 Conference honors in 2018.
Prior to joining the Yellow Jackets, Abraham spent time in the National Football League as an external scout with the Cleveland Browns. Previously, he served as the running backs coach at Susquehanna University in 2015 and the special teams coordinator and running backs coach at Stonehill College from 2012-2014. During his time at Stonehill, Abraham coached three all-conference players and won a Northeast-10 Conference championship in 2013. He has also completed Bill Walsh minority internships with both the Tennessee Titans the Los Angeles Chargers.
Abraham graduated from Endicott College in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in liberal studies. He played cornerback and fullback for the Gulls, helping lead the team to the 2010 Division III New England Football Conference championship and an NCAA tournament appearance.
Abraham’s wife, Cara, is the director of the Crusader Athletics Fund.