No preview of this national champion hockey team would be complete without mention of the coaches who helped get the team there. The head coach gets his own article, obviously, but Jerry York’s assistants need their props, too. Without further ado:
Cavanaugh has been on Jerry York’s staff basically since the beginning of his time at Boston College. Since 1995, he has been Jerry York’s right-hand man and has had a big hand in helping build this program into a college hockey powerhouse. As a matter of fact, Cavanaugh did also spend a year with Jerry York out in Bowling Green. In an interesting piece of trivia, Cavanaugh was the only member of this Eagles coaching staff to have not played his college hockey at BC.
Earlier this year, Cavanaugh was a candidate for the vacant head coaching at UMass, but he withdrew his name because he was “frustrated with the process.” It may have been one of those serve in Heaven/rule in Hell sort of things, too. Either way, York and Boston College are lucky to have Cavanaugh still sitting on the bench.
Brown, a former Boston College hockey player, joined Jerry York’s coaching staff in 2004. Prior to that, he spent three years wearing the BC sweater; it would have been four, except for the fact that Brown was part of the 1988 US Olympic Team in Calgary. After his playing career, he was eventually inducted into the BC Varsity Club Hall of Fame, and as a two-time Hobey Baker finalist, two-time Hockey East Player of the Year, and Hockey East All-Decade team member, is considered one of BC hockey’s best defensive players ever.
He has taken this success on the ice to the bench, where he has helped York craft several national championship teams.
His nephew, Patrick Brown, is a junior forward.
Poor Jim Logue is the only assistant who isn’t an associate head coach. He’s been here the longest as well, joining the hockey staff in 1993 during the inglorious tenure of Steve Cedorchuk. When Jerry York became coach in 1994, Logue, a former Eagle himself, was retained, and has been on the staff ever since. He specializes in goaltending, and we’ve had some good ones between the pipes in recent years.
Logue was Boston College’s goalie from 1959 to 1961 and had his number retired by the school.