According to a report in USHR, Boston College associate head coach Mike Cavanaugh has withdrawn his name from consideration for UMass hockey's vacant head coaching position. Phew.
Cavanaugh was "frustrated with the process," according to the report. UMass has previously offered the position to Quinnipiac head coach Rand Pecknold and Holy Cross head coach Paul Pearl, but both candidates decided to remain in their current positions.
Jim Montgomery, another rumored candidate, signed an extension with Dubuque Fighting Saints (USHL), effectively withdrawing himself from the process.
I can't blame Cavanaugh for feeling a bit frustrated / slighted here as McCutcheon is hardly getting a passing grade in his search for a replacement for Don 'Toot' Cahoon.
It's unclear where UMass will turn at this point, though Yale associate head coach Red Gendron and Boston University associate head coach Mike Bavis appear to still be viable candidates. BC's Greg Brown has also been rumored to be a candidate for the position but all indications are that he has not interviewed. In any case, it appears that BC has dodged a bullet in keeping Coach Cav on the Heights.
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HT: The Mack Report