Cavanagh hired as Robert Morris women’s team’s director of hockey operations

The Robert Morris women’s program has added Liam Cavanagh to its staff as director of hockey operations.

Cavanagh is a 2017 graduate of Acadia University in Canada, where earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and marketing.

“Liam is an excellent addition to our staff [and] we are excited he is able to join us for the ’17-18 18 season,” said RMU head coach Paul Colontino in a statement. “Along with a wonderful enthusiasm and passion for the game, Liam brings a great set of skills and experience to the position that compliment our staff perfectly.”

He studied abroad at UMass Boston from 2015 to 2017, earning his master’s degree in data analytics while serving as director of hockey operations for the Beacons for two seasons.

During the 2015-16 season, Cavanagh was part of the staff that helped UMass Boston to its first conference regular season and tournament titles since 1982 and the program’s first NCAA Frozen Four appearance.

While with the Beacons, Cavanagh not only worked in the traditional operations role of team film analysis, program organization and equipment, he also produced promotional materials to elevate the profile of UMass Boston men’s hockey and was part of the Beacons’ bench staff.

“I am very thankful for the opportunity Coach Colontino has given me to work with an extremely talented group of coaches and hockey professionals on our staff here at RMU,” added Cavanagh. “With a sharp core group of upperclassmen returning alongside the addition of some fresh young talent in our lineup, I am excited to see what we can produce here at Robert Morris in the coming years to build upon the momentum that has been developed over the past few seasons.”

A native of Nova Scotia, Cavanagh was also the founder and CEO of apparel company Flo Hockey, a clothing company that focused on charitable efforts rather than profit-making. Cavanagh participated in similar efforts as a volunteer with the Boys and Girls Club and Special Olympics while attending UMass Boston.

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