Holy Cross fires head coach after shutout

Less than a day after the shutout loss to the Yale football team, Holy Cross fired head coach Tom Gilmore, athletic director Nathan Pine announced.

The 32–0 loss to the Elis at the Yale Bowl, in which the offense only gained 143 total yards, brought the Crusaders record to 2–5 for the season and marked their fourth-straight loss.

“These are never pleasant decisions,” Pine said in a statement. “Ultimately, I believe this is the best course of action for our student-athletes and for the success of our football program moving forward.”

Gilmore coached the Crusaders since 2004 with a 72–81 overall record in that span. Holy Cross’ offensive coordinator Brian Rock was named the interim head coach for the rest of the season.

Yale’s rejuvenated roster, which has won four of its five games this season, will next take on Penn in Philadelphia. The defending co-champions of the Ivy League have lost three straight games.