Today's announcement: Jeff Kirpas Named Assistant Women's Basketball Coach Holy Cross Athletics Fri, August 31, 2018 WORCESTER, Mass. - Head women's basketball coach Bill Gibbons has announced the hiring of Jeff Kirpas as the new assistant coach. "We are thrilled to welcome Jeff back to our team," said Gibbons. "He was a loyal, hard working practice player who did some office work while he was a student on Mount St. James. He has ‘cut his teeth’ at two New England programs and he is excited to be a part of our staff. Coach Kirpas will work with our forwards and be involved in all of the coaching responsibilities for our program." Kirpas makes his way back to Holy Cross after spending four years here as an undergraduate student from 2010 to 2014. During his time as a Crusader, he worked with the women's basketball program as the student director of basketball operations. After graduation, Kirpas went on to working at the University of Rhode Island as the video coordinator where he was responsible for all filming software and exchange. In 2016, he moved on to work as the operations coordinator at Brown for the women's basktball program. His responsibilities included handling all aspects of team travel, budget, administration and fundraising. He was promoted in 2017 to the assistant coach of the Brown Bears' program. Kirpas helped coach the team to a 15-12 record, which included the best start in program history (12-1) and a 10-game win streak. "I am thrilled and grateful by the opportunity to return to Holy Cross as part of Coach Gibbons' staff with the women's basketball team," Kirpas said. "I am looking forward to getting to work with the team during the upcoming season as we prepare to compete for the Patriot League Championship." Kirpas also received his master's degree in sports management from Providence in 2017.