Holy Cross assistant Sheahan elevated to associate head coach, calls promotion ‘an unbelievable honor’

Holy Cross assistant coach Brock Sheahan has been promoted to associate head coach.

Sheahan is entering his third year at Holy Cross and has served as an assistant coach for the past two seasons.

“[Sheahan] has done an outstanding job since his arrival at Holy Cross two years ago, and his exemplary leadership has helped our program take a big step forward,” said Holy Cross head coach David Berard in a statement. “Brock has done a phenomenal job in helping to develop our players, highlighted by his work with our defensemen. He is deeply committed to our culture and understands what it takes to build a championship-level program. Brock is one of the top young coaches in college hockey and we are fortunate to have him continue as a part of our coaching staff.”

“It is an unbelievable honor for Coach Berard to ask me to be his associate head coach,” added Sheahan. “Coach Berard is a great coach, mentor and person, and I look forward to continuing to work with him, Coach Roundy and our players to help move this program forward. We have made great steps over our first two years together at Holy Cross, and I am thrilled to continue the process. We are very excited about the group of players that are returning for the upcoming season and the freshmen coming in. I cannot wait to get the season started.”

Sheahan spent the 2013-14 season at Notre Dame as a volunteer assistant coach as his alma mater went 23-15-2 and earned a spot in the NCAA Tournament.

He played for the Fighting 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 the Irish advanced to the 2008 national championship game.