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Chadd Cassidy, Head Coach Boys' Junior Hockey
Chadd Cassidy, Head Coach Boys' Junior Hockey
Appointed 2015
SUNY Cortland

Chadd Cassidy begins his third year as the Head Coach of the Northwood School Boys Junior Team.  A Lake Placid native, Cassidy spent four years with the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League before coming to Northwood School in 2015.  In his four seasons with Rochester, he led the team to the AHL playoffs three times.  He joined the Rochester organization following five seasons as an assistant coach at USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program (NTDP), culminating in a gold medal at the 2011 International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) Under-18 World Championship in Germany. During the 2010-11 season, he also led Team USA to titles in the 2011 Five Nations Tournament and the 2010 Four Nations Cup. In addition, the U.S. National Under-18 Team posted a 12-9-1-2 (W-L-OTL-SOL) record in United States Hockey League (USHL) play in 2010-11, helping the NTDP reach the USHL postseason for the first time. Chadd earned his Bachelor’s degree from SUNY Cortland in 1995.

Trevor Gilligan, Associate Head Coach Boys' Junior Hockey
Appointed 2016
Northwood School Class of 2003
B.Ed. SUNY Oswego

Trevor Gilligan '03 hails from Saranac Lake, NY and is in his second stint at Northwood School. He spent 2008-2013 working on the Northwood hockey coaching staff before taking over as the head college hockey coach at SUNY Canton where he took over their club program and led the transition of the SUNY Canton men's hockey team to the NCAA Division III level. Gilligan has extensive experience at Northwood School as a dorm parent, coach, advisor, and a member of the Class of 2003. He earned Bachelor of Education degree at SUNY Oswego, and was a member of the Lakers 2007 National Championship hockey team.

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Jeff Silengo, Assistant Director of Admission/Math Faculty/ Head Coach Boys' Prep Hockey
Appointed 2016
B.S. University of New Hampshire

Jeff Silengo begins his second year at Northwood as the Head Coach of the Prep Team.  Prior to Northwood, Jeff spent two years playing professional hockey in the ECHL.  Jeff is originally from Madison, CT and attended Holderness and South Kent before playing a year in the USHL. Following his prep school and junior hockey, Jeff played collegiate hockey at the University of New Hampshire, and he received a degree in Kinesiology: Sport Studies with a Business Administration minor. 

David Vitale, Asst. Coach Boys' Prep Hockey/Math Faculty
Appointed 2013
Amherst College

David joined Northwood School in 2013 after his graduation from Amherst College where he majored in mathematics and philosophy.  He has coached with the hockey and soccer programs in his time at Northwood. David also teaches in the math department and is a dorm parent on 3rd East. Outside the classroom, his interests include chess, backpacking, and snowboarding.

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