Holy Cross names former Notre Dame blueliner Sheahan new assistant coach

Holy Cross on Monday named former Notre Dame defenseman Brock Sheahan an assistant coach.

“I am very excited to welcome Brock Sheahan to our coaching staff,” said Holy Cross head coach David Berard in a statement. “Brock brings a wealth of knowledge to our program from his experiences as a player and as a coach. He has a great feel for the game and understands what it takes to build a championship-level program. His strong communication skills and positive energy will have a significant impact on the development of our players. I am delighted that Brock has decided to join us at Holy Cross.”

Sheahan played for the Irish from 2004 to 2008 and was part of Notre Dame’s first CCHA championship team in 2006-2007 and first Frozen Four team the following year as a senior assistant captain advancing to the 2008 national championship game. During his NCAA career, he played in 161 games, netting four goals and 29 assists for 33 points.

He spent last season at Notre Dame as a volunteer assistant coach and prior to that, played five years of professional hockey. He spent four seasons in the ECHL, winning a Kelly Cup in 2010 with the Cincinnati Cyclones, and one year in Germany.