Holy Cross Names Benjamin Sines Head Coach of Cross Country and Track and Field

NEW ORLEANS – Holy Cross is pleased to announce the appointment of Benjamin Sines as its head coach of cross country and track and field for the 2019-2020 school year.

Coach Sines is a Tennessee State Champion in cross country and track and field under the legendary coach George Gibson. Sines competed in those same sports in college, for the NCAA at the Division III level, and for the NAIA where he earned All-Regional honors in 2007. He has coached numerous athletes and teams to all-district, all-regional, and all-state honors at Mount Carmel Academy, Archbishop Rummel High School, and Holy Cross. As head coach of the middle school track program, Sines coached the 5&6 grade teams to back-to-back championships in the New Orleans Athletic League.

Sines can trace his coaching tree to one specific source, having served the past four years with outgoing cross country and distance coach for the track team, Sean Allerton ’03.  “Coach Allerton has been an enormous influence on my coaching philosophy and knowledge, and I know that I speak for the entire cross country and track program when I say that he is one of the best,” Sines said of Allerton, “his wealth of experience and nearly faultless intuition have guided and influenced these programs through the years, and his success is indisputable with two LHSAA championships in cross country and one in track and field. He is my good friend and I look forward to putting to work all that I have learned from him.” Sines continued, “I am also very grateful for the work Coach Craig Brodie, Jr has done for the track program in the past three years. It was a pleasure to work for a coach of his caliber and character.”

With nearly a decade of coaching experience in cross country and track and field, Sines also carries degrees from Loyola University, New Orleans (B.A. English Writing) and the University of New Orleans (M.F.A. Poetry). A published poet and Finalist in the 2019 Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival Poetry Contest, Sines will continue teaching high school English in addition to his coaching duties.

As Head Coach of Cross Country and Track and Field, Sines will oversee all aspects of those sports. Coach David Westfall ’92 will continue to serve as Middle School Cross Country coach and will also be taking over the Middle School Track Program.

Holy Cross is currently seeking applications for the position of assistant cross country coach.  Individuals with experience coaching cross country and teaching middle or high school should send resumes to Mr. Eric DesOrmeaux, Holy Cross Chief School Officer and Principal, at edesormeaux@holycrosstigers.com.

About Holy Cross School

Holy Cross School is an independent, Catholic, college preparatory school founded in 1849 by the Congregation of Holy Cross School to educate young men from metropolitan New Orleans. Serving students grades Pre-Kindergarten through 12, Holy Cross School is fully accredited by the Louisiana State Department of Education and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and holds memberships in the National Catholic Educational Association, the National Middle School Association and the National High School Association. A Holy Cross School education engages the whole man – mind and heart, body and soul – and is rooted in the teachings of Blessed Basil Moreau, founder of the Congregation of Holy Cross. For more information about Holy Cross School visit www.holycrosstigers.com or call 504.942.3100.