After four years as an assistant Mike Cavanaugh takes over the head cross country coaching position at Silver Lake College. His goals for the team include growing the programs numbers, continuing to send runners to the USCAA National Championships and to also continue to have Silver Lake College runners named Academic All American.
Coach Cavanaugh was born and raised in Manitowoc, he graduated from Roncalli High School (‘96) and the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay (‘01). In addition to his time at Silver Lake, Mike has also coached at the high school level. He is a US Track and Field Association Level 1 Certified Coach, a finisher of 10 marathons, a co founder of the HFM Maritime Marathon and a board member of the Manitowoc Running Club and he has also qualified for the US Snowshoe Association National Championship race. Coach Cavanaugh lives and works in the Manitowoc area.