Alumnus has been assistant for previous two seasons
Cardigan Mountain School is excited to announce the appointment of Cameron “Cam” McCusker ’10 to head coach of the Varsity Hockey Program. Mr. McCusker has been serving as an assistant coach with the Cougars for the last two seasons.
“Cam embodies the values that we strive to instill in our boys,” says Head of School Christopher Day P’12,’13. “He has played at a high level, but more importantly I am confident he has the motivation and expertise to be a great coach and caring role model for our student-athletes as he guides them to become better hockey players but even better young men.”
While a student-athlete at Cardigan, McCusker played center and wing for Cougar teams coached by another alumnus, Robbie Barker ’97, noting that his favorite memories “were the battles against Eaglebrook School.” After graduating from Cardigan in 2010, McCusker matriculated to St. Paul’s School in Concord where he graduated cum laude, captained the Big Red team which was a runner-up in the 2014 New England Large School Tournament, and was named to both the 2014 All-Independent School Team and the 2014 All-New Hampshire Team. He played collegiate hockey at Wesleyan University, helping the Cardinals reach the NESCAC semi-finals in 2017 and 2018.
“Being Cardigan's next head coach means a great deal to me,” says Coach McCusker. “I am looking forward to giving back to a program that has provided me with so much as both a person and as a hockey player. We will place an emphasis on character development and leadership, skill acquisition, and game sense development to maximize player growth as they progress through our hockey program and eventually onto their next destinations.”
“Cardigan has a proud tradition of developing multi-sport student-athletes and especially hockey players,” says Cardigan Director of Athletics Ryan Frost. “As an alumnus who has lived firsthand the unique experience of being a Cardigan student-athlete, Coach McCusker can speak to just about every aspect of what Cardigan has to offer all of our student-athletes, including well after they graduate. The Cardigan community is excited for him to lead the next chapter of our program."
Coach McCusker also teaches English at Cardigan. Cardigan athletic teams compete in the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC).
ABOUT CARDIGAN MOUNTAIN SCHOOL
Founded in 1945, Cardigan Mountain School is a boarding and day school for boys in grades 6—9. Located in Canaan, New Hampshire, the campus sits on a peninsula of Canaan Street Lake, also known as “The Point.” Cardigan’s enrollment includes 225 students from 25 U.S. States and 14 countries. For more information about Cardigan Mountain School please visit www.cardigan.org.