Holy Cross Tigers head coach Eric Rebaudo coaches against the Chalmette Owls at Bobby Nuss Stadium in Chalmette, La. Friday, Sept. 15, 2017.

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON

Holy Cross has parted ways with football coach Eric Rebaudo after four seasons.

"I appreciate the opportunity that I was given," Rebaudo said via text message. "We had some great years."

Rebaudo spent four seasons as head coach of the Tigers after replacing Barry Wilson in 2014.

He spent 12 seasons as Wilson's defensive coordinator at Holy Cross.

Before that, Rebaudo was Rummel's secondary coach.

Holy Cross finished 5-6 this past season, losing in the first round of the Division I playoffs to eventual state champion Evangel Christian.

The highlight of the season was a 25-24 double overtime victory over Rummel that snapped the Tigers' 17-game losing streak to the Raiders.

Senior Kym Wimberly, who normally lines up at receiver, threw the game-winning two-point conversion in that victory.

"Through these past four years, coach Rebaudo has been a great role model to me and my teammates," Wimberly said. "Through the ups and downs, he taught us how to be Holy Cross men. Although these past four years didn’t go the way we had hoped, I’m proud to say Coach E was my coach."

Rebaudo finished with a 20-25 record in four seasons, including a 9-14 mark in Catholic League play and a 1-4 mark in the playoffs.

His best season was in 2015 when the Tigers finished 7-5. Holy Cross beat St. Augustine in the first round of the playoffs that year before losing to Evangel in the second round.

Steve Costa, who is serving as interim athletic director at Holy Cross this school year, could not be reached for comment.

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