Matthew Cady is joining Canisius High School as the new head coach for cross country, indoor track and outdoor track.
Cady brings a wealth of academic and athletic experience to Canisius, where he will also be a physical education and health teacher.
Cady, who has a doctorate from Penn State, competed at Syracuse University in both cross country and track for four years before going on to coach both sports at the University of Pittsburgh for two years.
"I’m very excited to join both the faculty and athletics staff at Canisius High School,” Cady said. “I look forward to being part of the rich tradition of both academic and athletic excellence here."
“Coach Cady has competed and coached for some of the best college programs in the country,” said Canisius Director of Athletics Jim Mauro, “and his superior academic background is something that our student-athletes will benefit from greatly.”
At Syracuse, Cady earned a bachelor’s degree in Health and Exercise Science, with minors in both Nutrition and Coaching, while being named to the Athletic Director’s honor roll several times.
Cady earned a master’s degree in Kinesiology from University of Illinois, where his research focused on the effects of diet and exercise on the immune system. He went on to obtain his doctorate in Nutritional Sciences from Penn State, where his research focused on nutrition education and childhood obesity prevention.
Cady hails from Pennsylvania’s Erie County, where he was a standout at North East High School. He earned All-Erie County and All-District honors as a four-year member of the cross country and track and field teams. Cady was both the team captain and the team MVP for both his junior and senior cross country seasons.
Canisius has won 19 regular-season championships and 24 postseason titles in cross country, including winning both crowns in 2019.