BURLINGTON, Vt. – Brian Kavanagh, a former goalie at Princeton and native of Deer Park, New York, has joined Vermont men’s lacrosse as a volunteer assistant coach. Head coach Chris Feifs made the announcement Friday.
“I am very excited by the addition of Brian Kavanagh to our staff,” said Feifs. “His character and strong lacrosse background as a former student-athlete at Princeton will add tremendous value to our program, helping to develop our goalies in and outside the cage.”
A 2014 Princeton graduate, Kavanagh made eight appearances in goal from 2012-14. As a sophomore in 2012, the Tigers reached the Ivy League Championship and ultimately punched a ticket to the NCAA Tournament. The following season, Princeton returned to the conference final before falling to Yale.
“I’m very thankful to Coach Feifs and the University of Vermont for this opportunity,” Kavanagh said. “I’ve been following UVM for several years and it is a program that is knocking on the door. I’m very excited.”
As a senior in 2014, Kavanagh was honored as a recipient of the John. T. Schroeder Award, given annually to an individual who, through the embodiment of character and selfless devotion to the team, has had the greatest impact on the success of Princeton men’s lacrosse.
After wrapping up his collegiate career, Kavanagh returned to his home state and had coaching stints with FLG Lacrosse in Massapequa, New York and Pelham Youth Lacrosse in Pelham, New York. Most recently, he has worked with the goalies in the 3d Lacrosse program in Los Angeles and served as an assistant coach at JSerra Catholic High School in San Juan Capistrano, California.
Vermont is coming off of a 2016 season in which the team recorded its most wins (9) since 2006 and advanced to the America East Championship Game for the first time in program history.U