March 2, 2012

Bill Samko Named Offensive Line Coach

WORCESTER, Mass. – The College of the Holy Cross football team has named Bill Samko the new offensive line coach, as announced by head coach Tom Gilmore.

Samko will be in his second year at Holy Cross, after serving as a volunteer assistant coach working with the offense in 2011. He joined the Crusaders after spending the previous 17 seasons as the head coach at Tufts University from 1994-2010. Samko posted a 57-79 record during his time at Tufts, and is tied for second on the school's all-time list for coaching victories. He was previously the head coach at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn., from 1987-1993, going 35-27-1 while winning a pair of Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference titles and twice being named the SCAC Coach of the Year. Samko also spent time as an assistant coach at Yale from 1981-1986, after beginning his career as an assistant coach at Tufts from 1974-1980.

The Crusaders are scheduled to open spring practice on Saturday, March 17. The annual spring game is set for Saturday, April 14.