David Berard steps down as Holy Cross coach

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Holy Cross head coach David Berard has resigned to "pursue new opportunities," the school announced today in a press release. Berard’s resignation is effective immediately.

Berard posted an 84-116-34 in seven seasons as head coach. He took over for Paul Pearl, who left to become an assistant at Harvard, at the time. The Crusaders' high-water mark under Berard was 2015-16, when it was 18-13-5.

"It has been an honor and a privilege to be the head coach at Holy Cross for the past seven seasons," Berard said. "It has been a truly amazing experience, and I want to thank (assistants) Peter Roundy and Max Mobley, as well as past members of the coaching staff, for their professionalism, commitment and loyalty to the program. I would also like to thank (athletic director) Marcus Blossom and all the administration and staff I have worked with throughout the years for their time, effort and expertise in caring for our players and program.

"Most importantly, I want to thank our current and former players for their trust and belief in our vision, and the pride they showed in representing Holy Cross. Being your coach and building relationships with you is what I will always cherish."