Men’s Basketball: Bill Carmody to be named head coach at Holy Cross

Kevin Casey, Sports Editor

After a short stint as a special assistant and adviser at Fairfield, former Northwestern men’s basketball coach Bill Carmody will be named head coach at Holy Cross on Thursday, ESPN’s Andy Katz reported

Carmody was Northwestern’s head coach from 2000-2013 and got the Wildcats to the National Invitational Tournament in four of his seasons at the helm. His inability to take the next step and give NU its first ever NCAA tournament appearance ultimately led to his downfall.

After maybe the closest call yet in the 2011-2012 season, Carmody was fired the following season after a disastrous, injury-plagued 13-19 campaign.

Carmody remained off the radar after his dismissal from the Cats, and only resurfaced in January when he joined the Fairfield staff.

63-year-old replaces Milan Brown, who was fired from Holy Cross in March after going 69-83 in five years at the school.

Prior to his time at NU, Carmody had success in the northeast, piloting Princeton to multiple NCAA tournament appearances in the late 1990s after taking over for Pete Carril in 1996.

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