Ryan Cavanagh

Ryan Cavanagh

January 3, 2022


WCSU Head Coach


Cavanagh played for the Cardinals from 2005-07 after his collegiate career began at Nassau Community College. He earned All-SUNYAC Honorable Mention honors as a senior and still holds Plattsburgh State records with a .630 single-season face-off winning percentage and a .581 career face-off efficiency. Cavanagh was named the team’s Most Improved Player in his junior year and the team’s Most Valuable Player following his senior campaign. A Northport N.Y. native and a graduate of Kings Park High School, Cavanagh received the SUNY Plattsburgh Vision Award for Community in May 2010 after spearheading the team’s involvement with the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a children’s cancer research organization. With his guidance over the past five seasons, he helped raise over $38,000 for St. Baldrick’s through numerous events including four “Cardinals Clip Cancer” games. Cavanagh, a former team captain, graduated from Plattsburgh State in May 2007 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and a Master’s Degree in Leadership and Administration.