Position: Head Coach
Year of Graduation: Sixth Season
College:Berklee College, 1993
Chris Ridolfi enters his sixth season as the Holy Cross volleyball coach. He is the seventh head coach in the program's 32 years. "Chris is an outstanding individual who possess great coaching experience," said Holy Cross athletic director Richard M. Regan, Jr. "He relates well to people and is a positive addition to our coaching staff." Coach Ridolfi owns an overall record of 34-97 while continuing to play the top programs in the Northeast. His 20 career Patriot League wins along with his .285 Patriot League win percentage are head coach career highs since Holy Cross joined the Patriot League in 1990. Ridolfi's teams enjoy great success in the classroom as well as on the volleyball court. In the past five seasons, the Crusaders have earned 36 selections to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll by maintaining a 3.2 GPA during the fall season. In addition the past three Patriot League Volleyball Scholar Athletes of the Year have been from Holy Cross - Caitlin Agostinacchio in 2004 and Christine Strawson in 2005 and 2006. Ridolfi came to Holy Cross after serving as the assistant women's volleyball coach at Harvard University from 1998-2001. While at Harvard he helped to organize pre-season, in-season and post season training programs. Ridolfi also coordinated Harvard's national recruiting efforts as the program's director of recruiting. During his four year tenure the Crimson advanced to the finals of the Ivy League Tournament and had two 20 win seasons. A 1989 Graduate of Milford High School, Ridolfi pioneered the boys volleyball program at the school. He later returned to coach the program he helped begin, leading the team to an undefeated season in 1999 and a trip to the Massachusetts state finals. He was named the Boston Globe and Boston Herald 1999 Coach of the Year. Ridolfi studied music at Berklee College of Music from 1989 to 1993. He is married to the Holy Cross women's lacrosse coach Stephanie Ridolfi, they reside in Milford.