Holy Cross hires Bill Carmody as head coach

Bill Carmody waited two years, and now he has his third head-coaching gig. Holy Cross announced its hire of the former Princeton and Northwestern coach Thursday.

“I am excited about the opportunity to become the head coach at Holy Cross, and I look forward to bringing the program back to the top of the Patriot League,” Carmody said, according to a release by the school. “I would like to thank Rev. Philip Boroughs, S.J., and Nathan Pine for their confidence in me and for allowing me the opportunity to lead this storied program. I cannot wait to start working with our impressive student-athletes, who represent the College with pride and honor both on and off the court.”

Carmody parlayed a four-year stint at Princeton that included two NCAA Tournament berths into the head job at Northwestern, where he coached from 2000-2013. Carmody went 192-220 at Northwestern, but he took the Wildcats to four consecutive NITs from 2009-2012.

Carmody replaces Milan Brown, who led Holy Cross to two winning seasons in five years. The Crusaders went 14-16 in 2014-15 after winning 20 games in 2013-14.