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Lehigh Mountain Hawks hires Tom Gilmore as head coach

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The Lehigh Mountain Hawks has hired Tom Gilmore as head football coach, according to FootballScoop. He takes over the program from Andy Coen, who stepped down after the season.

He was the Holy Cross Crusaders head coach from 2004 through 2017. At the school, he went 72-81 before being fired seven games into the 2017 season.


His best record at the school came with a 9-3 mark in 2009. That season, the Crusaders lost in the first-round of the FCS Playoffs.

In his final eight seasons, he could not muster more than 6 wins in a season. He had three 6-5 win seasons in 2010, 2011, and 2015.

The 54-year-old Philadelphia, Pennsylvania native was promoted to Interim Defensive Coordinator for the Wake Forest Demon Deacons from Defensive Analyst in September 2018. He took over the role after Defensive Coordinator Jay Sawvel was fired following a 56-27 loss to then-No. 8 Notre Dame Fighting Irish.

Before being named the Holy Cross head coach, he spent four seasons as the Mountain Hawks Defensive Coordinator from 2000 through 2003. He was the Dartmouth Big Green Defensive Coordinator from 1997 through 1999.

He also was the Big Green’s Offensive Line Coach from 1992 through 1995. He was the Penn Quakers, his alma mater, Offensive Line Coach in 1990 and 1991.

He spent three seasons as the Columbia Lions Defensive Line Coach from 1987 through 1989. He began his coaching career as a Graduate Assistant with the Quakers in 1986.


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