Adam Pascal is in his seventh season at the helm of the Crusader men's lacrosse program in 2011.
The 2010 Crusaders went 5-10 overall as Holy Cross scored 125 goals, which were the most goals scored by the Crusaders since they scored 128 in 1998. Holy Cross' 414 ground balls were the most since they earned 519 in the 2002 season. Also in 2010, the Crusaders earned first ever wins over Dartmouth and Colgate, only allowed one goal in the victory over Vermont and scored their most goals in a game since the 2001 season in the 17-10 win over Quinnipiac. Holy Cross also defeated Bryant for its fifth win of the season.
After Holy Cross' 7-6 victory at Yale on February 24, 2008, Pascal was named the US Lacrosse Coach of the Week. The win was the Crusaders' first ever victory over a school from the Ivy League.
In 2007 Pascal was named the New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Coach of the Year as he coached the Crusaders to a 6-8 record marking the best overall record at Holy Cross since 1988. Holy Cross improved during the season and came on strong as it won four of its last six games.
On April 24, 2006, Pascal was honored as one of 50 "Mentors that Matter" in a ceremony at the Great Hall of the Massachusetts State House in Boston. Pascal was honored for his role as a Big Brother, and for encouraging the entire men's lacrosse team to be Big Brothers at Canterbury School in Worcester.
He came to Holy Cross after spending two seasons at Williams College as an assistant coach. While at Williams, Pascal was the offensive coordinator and goalie coach and was responsible for teaching technique and fundamentals of the positions. He also helped out with recruiting through on-site and video evaluations and was involved in game preparation, strength and conditioning and scouting of opponents. Pascal also helped coach the running backs and defensive line on the football team.
Before Williams, Pascal spent a season as an assistant coach at Harvard University where he was responsible for coordinating and supervising individual training sessions during the off-season, monitoring the strength and conditioning of the team and scouting potential high school recruits and opponents. He also assisted the head equipment manager with many phases of running the athletic department and was head coach of the junior varsity team.
Pascal spent the 2000 season at Nazareth College as an assistant coach where he helped organize practices and game day preparation and was in charge of game management and player substitution. He was also responsible for recruiting and was head coach of the junior varsity team.
The Buffalo Bandits of the National Lacrosse League selected Pascal as a 1999 first-round draft pick. In 2001 he continued to play professionally with the Boston Cannons during the inaugural season of Major League Lacrosse.
A graduate of Middlebury College, Pascal received a Bachelor of Arts in American Civilization in 1999. A four year letterwinner and two-time All American, Pascal holds three NCAA Tournament records, including most goals in a game (8), most goals in a tournament (19) and most points in a tournament (24). As a senior he was selected to participate in the North-South All-Star game. In addition to playing lacrosse, Pascal was a four year letterwinner in football. He was the 1999 recipient of the A. Bayard Russ Grant, given to an outstanding two-sport athlete.
Pascal currently resides in Worcester.