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NEW: Holy Cross Basketball Announces Completion of Coaching Staff

Friday, May 08, 2015

 

Clockwise from top left: Joe Kennedy, Freddie Owens, Matt Fava & Kevin Driscoll Photo courtesy of goholycross.com

Holy Cross men's basketball coach Bill Carmody has announced the completion of his coaching staff for the 2015-16 season. Carmody has named Joe Kennedy and Freddie Owens as assistant coaches while Kevin Driscoll and Matt Fava have been kept on as assistant coach and coordinator of basketball operations respectively. 

“I am happy that we have been able to put together a well-rounded, experienced group. They are all high-character individuals with great knowledge of recruiting, scouting and game preparation. They also have experience in different areas of the country, at various levels and in multiple conferences. I feel this group will be a great fit for Holy Cross on all fronts," said Carmody. 

Joe Kennedy

Joe Kennedy comes to Holy Cross after serving as the video coordinator for the NBA's Sacramento Kings during the 2014-15 season. Prior to that, Kennedy was the director of player personnel  at Oregon State in 2013-14 after spending three seasons with Carmody at Northwestern. 

Freddie Owens 

Freddie Owens has been a collegiate coach for eight years and has been part of seven NCAA Tournament teams as either a player or a coach. Owens previously served as an assistant coach at Utah Valley during the 2014-15 season. 

Kevin Driscoll

Kevin Driscoll will stay on for his third season as an assistant coach for the Crusaders. Driscoll is heavily involved in all areas of the basketball program, including on-court coaching, player development, recruiting and film exchange. 

Matt Fava

Matt Fava will stay on for his second season with the Crusaders as the coordinator of men's basketball operations. His primary responsibilities include serving as the team's travel and video coordinator, in addition to assisting with recruiting efforts, summer camps and day-to-day office duties.

New Era Begins 

The Holy Cross Crusaders men's basketball team finished the 2014-15 season with an overall record of 14-16 overall and an 8-10 mark in the Patriot League under head coach Milan Brown. 

The Crusaders now enter their first season under Bill Carmody. 

 

Related Slideshow: Top 10 Players in Holy Cross Crusader Basketball History

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10. Bob Kissane

Class of 1971

Kissane is one of 45 players in Holy Cross history to crack 1,000 career points, finishing with 1,362 points in three full seasons as a Crusader. For his career, Kissane averaged18.1 points per game, leading the Crusaders in scoring in both his Junior and Senior seasons. In those two seasons, Kissane also led the team in rebounding and in free throw shooting percentage. For his career, Kissane finished 10th all-time in scoring average at 18.1 points per game, 9th all-time in total rebounds (793) and rebounding average (10.6 per game) and 4th all-time in free throws made (444) for Holy Cross.

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9. Chris Potter

Class of 1978

Potter's dominance was spread out over a four-year career during the mid-to-late 70's. Potter is another member of the 1,000-point club at Holy Cross, finishing with 1,789 points. That number ties Potter for 5th all-time with legendary Crusader Tom Heinshon. The former Crusader captain was selected as Crusader of the Year during his Senior season, averaging 16.2 points per game and 10.2 rebounds per game. Each season of Potter's career ended in at least 20 wins for Holy Cross. Potter's career stats land him 5th all-time in points scored (1,789) and third all-time in total rebounds (1,019) in Holy Cross history.

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8. Keith Hochstein

Class of 1968

Hochstein was very undersized to be playing in the front court, but he dominated despite his smaller stature. Hochstein stood just 6-feet 4-inches yet managed to grab 11.5 rebounds per game in his three-year career. Hochstein finished his career with an amazing 20.2 points and 11.5 rebounds per game, making him one of a select few to average over 20-points and 10-rebounds per game. His career found Hochstein as another member of the 1,000-point club, finishing 29th all-time with 1,174 points. He finished 7th in scoring average (20.2) and 6th in rebounding average (11.5) in Holy Cross history.

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7. Ed Siudut

Class of 1969

Siudut was as revered off the court as he was on. Siudut was the first-ever Holy Cross player to earn a postgraduate scholarship. He was also an Academic All-American. Throughout his three seasons with the Crusaders Siudut led the team in scoring and rebounding. Siudut is a member of the 1,000-point club, finishing 11th all-time with 1,611 points. Siudut's career stats find him 3rd all-time in scoring average (22.4), 6th all-time in total rebounds (888) and 4th all-time in rebounding average (12.3).

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6. Dwight Pernell

Class of 1990

Pernell was an all-around dominant player for Holy Cross in the late 80's and into 1990. Pernell was a proficient scorer but also a great passer and strong defender. Pernell is one of only two Crusaders to ever score 30 points or more in one half, doing so by scoring 30 in the second half against Mount St. Mary's in 1988. Pernell is yet another member of the 1,000-point club, finishing with 1,891-points which is good for 4th all-time. Pernell also ranks 4th all-time in steals (204) and 6th in assists (430).

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5. Rob Feaster

Class of 1995

Feaster is the first player on our list that is part of the 2,000-point club. Feaster is one of only three players in the 2,000-point club and is 2nd all-time with 2,224 points. Feaster was a four-year player for the Crusaders, but his final two seasons were the ones Holy Cross fans remember. In those seasons he averaged 28.0 and 25.0 points per game respectively. On top of being 2nd all-time in scoring, feaster sits in the top-five in shots attempted and shots made.

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4. Jack Foley

Class of 1962

Jack "The Shot" Foley is another one of the three members of the 2,000-point club. Foley finished his career with 2,185 points in only three years of Varsity play (Freshman did not play Varsity in that time). He still holds the Crusaders career record for scoring average with 28.4 points per game. The season that best shows Foley's scoring ability was his Senior season of 1961-1962 where he averages 33.0 points per game on 50.4% shooting.

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3. Ronnie Perry

Class of 1980

Perry is the all-time leading scorer for the Crusaders. His astonishing 2,542 points are exactly 300 more points than second-leading scorer Rob Feaster. Perry averaged 23.2 points per game for his career with the Crusaders. His career landed him second all-time in scoring average (23.2) and 7th all-time in total assists (422).

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2. Tommy Heinsohn

Class of 1956

The top-two of the list are reserved for Holy Cross royalty. First up is Heinsohn. Heinshon ranks in the top 10 in eight categories all-time for the Crusaders. Heinsohn is most known for his tenacity on the boards, averaging over 15 rebounds per game on his career and over 1,250 for his career. Heinsohn was also a very skilled interior scorer, averaging 22.1 points per game in just three seasons as a Varsity player (Freshman did not play Varsity in their first year). Heinsohn's premier season came in his Senior campign when he averaged 27.4 points and an amazing 21.1 rebounds per game. The astonishing 20-20 average for Heinsohn is considered by some to be the best season ever by a Crusader. Heinsohn is the team's 5th leading scorer, 5th in scoring average, 1st in rebounds and rebounding average all-time for Holy Cross.

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1. Bob Cousy

Class of 1950

Widely considered to be one of the best pure point guards of all-time, Bob Cousy tops the list for best Crusaders. During his four years with the Crusaders, Cousy shattered nearly every standing record at the time. Cousy finished his career as the team's all-time leading scorer and was known as one of the best, and most skilled passers in the entire game.

 
 

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