Ed Kahovec enters his fourth season as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for the Holy Cross baseball team in 2020.
In his first year with the Crusaders in 2017, Kahovec helped guide the team to its first Patriot League Championship and the team's first NCAA Tournament appearance since 1978. Holy Cross has qualified for the Patriot League Tournament during each of Kahovec's three seasons on the coaching staff.
Kahovec joined Holy Cross after four seasons as head baseball coach and an assistant athletics director at Bard. He became the first head coach of the baseball program at Bard in the summer of 2012, helping build the team to compete in the Liberty League after not competing at the varsity level since 1937.
Before heading to Bard, Kahovec spent four years as an assistant coach at Rochester. In his time with the Yellowjackets, he served as a recruiting coordinator, hitting coach, third base coach and infield coach. He assisted in leading Rochester to two UAA Championships, two regular season Liberty League titles, three conference tournament appearances, a program-record 30 wins, a No. 7 national ranking and a Liberty League Coaching Staff of the Year award. Kahovec also helped develop one UAA and Liberty League Player of the Year, one UAA Rookie of the Year and 11 different all-region and conference selections.
Kahovec played four seasons at Rochester from 2005 to 2008. His collegiate accolades include three All-Liberty League selections, two All-UAA awards and one all-region award. In his senior season, he helped lead the Yellowjackets to a regular season Liberty League title while batting .372. Kahovec also played professionally in the German National Baseball League for the Erbach Grasshoppers, where he was named team MVP in 2008. He also ranked in the top 10 in the league for batting average, on-base percentage assists and fielding percentage.
Kahovec received his bachelor’s degree in political science and English in 2008.