Well, we all knew this day was coming but now that it is here, it certainly stings. Mike Cavanaugh has accepted the head coaching position at the University of Connecticut, thus ending a phenomenal career at BC, in which he helped bring 4 National Championships.
What can I say ? Coach Cav is not just another assistant coach that left to take another job. No. Not even close. There is no chance the Eagles would have dominated as much as they did with the talent that they had without Coach Cav. Guys like Ben Eaves, Johnny G, Nathan Gerbe, and Brian Gionta don't just grow on trees. You actually have to go out and find these guys and then convince them to come to your school. Coach Cav didn't just do that, he did it in the highest possible manner without ever breaking any sort of rules (a rarity in college athletics today). I can assure you that BC Hockey would not be where it is today without Mike Cavanaugh and I can also tell you that it's going to be a pretty substantial loss not having him on the recruiting trail from here on out.
Anyways, on the behalf of all BC Hockey fans, supporters, players, boosters etc, I would like to thank Mike Cavanaugh for all he did for this program, this school, and for this blog. He could have just walked away and never said a word to me but he was always there for questions and never hesitated to offer some advice or tell me to chill out after a rant about the lineup or the power play.
Thank you Coach Cav for all you did. You will be missed.
GO EAGLES !