I’ve often said that Holy Cross has taught me more than any wisdom that I’ve been able able to impart on the kids that I’ve been blessed to teach and coach. I’m incredibly grateful that I indeed did pay attention to the many good people and the lessons that their lives have offered. Recently, I’ve been asked to take some time and perhaps share some of the insights and stories that I’ve been lucky enough to be a part of during my time here. And so it is that I humbly offer some stories of people who . . .
Gabriel Nava started at Holy Cross in August of 1976. He was a stocky kid, not very tall, who carried himself with a presence of a kid who far exceeded his stature. As freshman, most followed a path all too familiar; a path chock full of insecurity and a colossal lack of confidence. But not Gabe. This kid seemed to know the direction he was headed and he didn’t let the expected insecurities of goofy freshmen get in his way. These many years later no one is surprised to . . .