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Dan Allen relieved of his Duties as Head Football Coach at Holy Cross

November 25, 2003

Worcester, MA - The College of the Holy Cross announced that Dan Allen has been relieved of his duties as head football coach at the College of the Holy Cross. He remains an employee of the college.

Allen has posted a record of 26-63 in his eight year tenure at Holy Cross. He ranks sixth all-time at HC in wins and third in coaching tenure. Allen led the Crusaders to a 7-4 mark in 2000 earning New England Coach of the Year honors. Since then, HC has posted records of 4-6, 4-8 and 1-11 in the three most recent years.

Father Michael Mc Farland, President of Holy Cross stated:

"I regret to announce that Dan Allen has been relieved of his duties as head coach of the Holy Cross football team."

"The overall performance of the football team these last few seasons has been disappointing. We owe it to our student-athletes to be competitive at the Patriot League level, allowing them to do their best. It is my judgement that new leadership and direction are necessary."

"Dan Allen has given all he can this year under very difficult personal circumstances. I appreciate his years of service and admire his courage in facing this personal challenge. I have told Dan that Holy Cross will continue to assist him as possible and appropriate. I want to again thank him for his service and, especially, for his care and concern for his players."

Holy Cross will begin immediately a search for a new coach.



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