André Polaniecki (Duplechain) joined Holy Cross College in 2009 as the Athletics Recruiting Coordinator. She has served as Assistant Director of Athletics (Compliance) since 2011.
André oversees the day-to-day compliance responsibilities for Holy Cross’s varsity and club sports. This includes NAIA rules compliance, eligibility, and financial aid for all Holy Cross student-athletes. She works with various departments and offices within Holy Cross College to ensure student-athlete success in competition and in the classroom. She also oversees rules education for coaches and assists the faculty with maintaining a healthy academic environment for student-athletes.
Before joining Holy Cross College, André spent six years teaching and coaching in New Orleans, Louisiana. During her five years at St. Mary’s Dominican High School, she taught several courses in the theology department and assisted the track and field team as the throwing coach. She earned a Masters of Religious Education from Loyola University of New Orleans through the Loyola Institute for Ministry in 2008.
The Port Barre, Louisiana native is a 2003 graduate of the University of Notre Dame with a degree in theology and philosophy. She was a four-year member of the Irish track and field team and the 2000 and 2001 Spring Opener javelin champion.
André and her husband Andrew (who is also the Director of Campus Ministry at Holy Cross College) reside in South Bend with their four children (Gabriel, David, Leo and Agnes), where they are members of Saint Joseph Parish. She is a member of the Notre Dame Monogram Club and a contributor to FaithND.