Holy Cross hires Marquette aide

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Holy Cross has named Marquette assistant Brett Nelson its next head coach, replacing the retired Bill Carmody.

The 38-year-old Nelson spent the last five seasons at Marquette, including two as associate head coach.

Nelson previously coached at Ball State, Drake, Arkansas and Marshall. He was an All-American at Florida, where he was a three-year starter and member of four NCAA Tournament teams, including the Gators’ 2000 team that reached the national championship game.