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Boston College assistant Cavanaugh reportedly next Connecticut coach

Longtime Boston College assistant coach Mike Cavanaugh will be the next head coach at Connectoict, according to the Hartford Courant.

The report notes that Cavanaugh has entered final negotiations to become the Huskies’ fourth head coach, but that the formal job offer must go through the state and involve background checks and an official agreement must be reached regarding salary and other contract details.

Cavanaugh has spent the last 18 seasons at BC, with the last nine as associate head coach.

Cavanaugh was one of three finalists for the UConn job along with interim coach David Berard and former Denver coach George Gwozdecky.


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  • RebuildUMO

    Well I guess Maine dodged the bullet on this one. Really, a BC guy at UMO? Not -

  • just_bobness

    Guess he got tired of waiting for York to retire. He’s a good guy with obviously a lot of Northeastern recruiting connections. Looks like a good hire for UConn since they’re #3 in their own state.

  • noonan18

    Does that mean Gwoz is coming to Maine? As a Maine fan that would be good news. Maine needs a veteran guy right now, and with his credentials, I can’t imagine him not getting a job somewhere this season. There also aren’t too many teams left that need a coach. Let’s hope the Maine AD didn’t fumble this one and hire in house. They don’t need another one of Whiteheads staff. They need some new blood leading this group.

    • jmsptrk

      possibly. you might have lucked out if this is true. it would seem it’s maine or sit a year and see what happens. which, frankly, might be a better option for him. one that would give him more coaching options. possibly one closer to his family who live in (I believe) michigan. but then… if he’s being considered for maine (and I can’t imagine he’s not) and ends up loving what maine offers him, who knows. will def be interesting. wouldn’t mind seeing him at maine so he can turn your program back around.