WORCESTER, Mass. - The College of the Holy Cross football team has named Walt Housman defensive ends coach and Matt Mohler outside linebackers coach, as announced by head coach Tom Gilmore. With the additions of Housman and Mohler, the Crusader coaching staff for the 2009 season is now complete.
Housman joins the Crusaders as a volunteer assistant after spending the last eight years as the defensive coordinator for the Chicago Rush of the Arena Football League. He was previously the linebackers coach at St. Anselm in 2000 and the defensive line coach at Central Connecticut State in 1999. Housman also spent seven seasons at South Dakota from 1992-1998, serving as defensive coordinator for the final two years. In addition, he has collegiate coaching experience at Tulane and Upsala, and Arena Football League coaching experience with the New England Seawolves, the Miami Hooters and the New Orleans Night. Housman is a 1987 graduate of Upsala, where he was a three-year member of the football team. He previously played at Iowa, and went on to play professionally with the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League and in the Arena Football League.
Mohler comes to Holy Cross after serving as a graduate assistant coach at the Citadel during the 2007 and 2008 seasons. He assisted in coaching both the offensive line and the wide receivers, in addition to serving as the long snapper coach. A 2007 graduate of Lehigh University, Mohler was a four-year letterwinner at linebacker for the Mountain Hawks. He earned second team All-Patriot League honors as a senior in 2006, while leading Lehigh to an overall record of 31-14 and two Patriot League co-championships during his four seasons.
The Crusaders are scheduled to open the 2009 season on Saturday, September 5, when they play host to Georgetown at 1:00 p.m.