Holy Cross Athletics Announces Staff Promotions

Holy Cross Athletics   05-23-2017

WORCESTER, Mass. – On Tuesday, Holy Cross director of athletics Nathan Pine announced promotions for a number of staff members. Rosemary Shea will assume the role of Senior Associate Athletics Director for Administration and Senior Woman Administrator, while Brendan Sullivan will become the Senior Associate Athletics Director and Chief Operating Officer. Anthony Cerundolo will be elevated to Assistant Athletics Director for Sports Medicine, and Alexandra Parise will become the Special Assistant to the Athletics Director and Student-Athlete Development Coordinator.

“These promotions are well-deserved and reflect tireless commitment to our student-athletes, coaches and staff and to improving Holy Cross Athletics,” said Pine. “Each of these individuals are critical to the continued forward momentum of our department, and the new titles better reflect their important roles and responsibilities.”

Currently in her 30th year at Holy Cross, Shea has served as an associate athletics director since 2000 and senior woman administrator since 2015. She is the primary administrator for the baseball, men's soccer, women's soccer, rowing and tennis programs, in addition to overseeing all NCAA reporting, student-athlete assessment, scholarship management, championships and strategic planning. In addition, Shea serves as the department's liaison for admissions, academics and the board of trustees athletic committee.

Sullivan is in his third year at Holy Cross and previously served as the associate director of athletics for finance and business / chief financial officer. He is responsible for leading all financial and business operations, with an emphasis on strategic financial planning, optimum resource allocation and programmatic fiscal strength. He also oversees strength and conditioning, sports medicine and equipment, in addition to supervising football, men's basketball, women's basketball, field hockey and softball. Prior to his time at Holy Cross, Sullivan served as the director of athletics at Stonehill College for six and a half years.

In his 19th year at Holy Cross, Cerundolo has served as the coordinator of sports medicine and head athletic trainer since 1998. He is in charge of the coordination of medical coverage for all 27 varsity sports and oversees a staff of several certified, licensed athletic trainers. Cerundolo primarily works on a day-to-day basis with the football team, while assisting with the various other athletic teams. While at Holy Cross he has established a network of physicians composed of orthopedics, family practitioners specializing in sports medicine, and a fellowship program.

Parise is in her second year at Holy Cross, previously serving as the special assistant to the athletics director / office coordinator. She provides administrative service and support for director of athletics Nathan Pine, while assisting with numerous tasks and special projects. Parise also assists with a series of programming to emphasize and improve the development and welfare of Holy Cross student-athletes.



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