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.