by Mike Slodki
KANELANDâ€”College-hunting for Kanelandâ€™s Dave Dudzinski is finished.
This, after almost having to stop and start again.
Already having committed to Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass. in November 2009, Dudzinski was weighing his options after the Crusaders fired coach Sean Kearney after one season and a 9-22 record.
After meeting with recent hire Milan Brown, Holy Crossâ€™ third coach in three years, on Monday at his home, Dudzinski likes what he was presented.
â€œIâ€™m going to stay at Holy Cross,â€ Dudzinski said. â€œHe really cares and it felt good to come all the way out here. Heâ€™s invested in the program and invested in me.â€
Dudzinski is looking forward to Brownâ€™s coaching tenure.
â€œHeâ€™s a fiery coach and an emotional guy, and we talked about what we wanted for Holy Cross,â€ Dudzinski said.
Brown, 39, was hired from Mount St. Maryâ€™s, which won 16 games in 2009-10 and went to the NCAA Tournament in 2008.
Now for Dudzinski: getting entrenched in Patriot League basketball.
â€œIâ€™m going out there from June 7-28 and itâ€™s like preseason practice and activities. Weâ€™ll hit the gym and start training,â€ Dudzinski said.