The New York Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) announces and welcomes Chadd Cassidy as General Manager of the Olympic Center. A native of Lake Placid, Cassidy brings over two decades of experience to ORDA and will oversee the daily management and facility operations of the Olympic Center.
Most recently, Cassidy was head coach of the Cape Breton Eagles in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. Before this, he was involved in the AHL (Rochester), USHL (Omaha), and the US national team development program (NTDP). In 2016, Cassidy was inducted into the New York State Coaches Hall of Fame, the youngest coach to ever receive this honor.
“Chadd’s tenure in sport development, management, and operations, coupled with his leadership skills, industry know-how, and ties to the community, make him a great fit for the position,” states President & CEO Mike Pratt. “As we complete the transformation of the historic Olympic Center and welcome our guests, the community, and athletes back, we are excited to have Chadd lead the team in this exciting new chapter for the Olympic Center.”
The Olympic Center facility comprises the James C. Sheffield Speed Skating Oval, 1980 Herb Brooks Arena, 1932 Jack Shea Arena, USA rink, Lake Placid Conference Center, Lake Placid Olympic Museum, as well as the soon-to-be-completed Miracle Plaza. Cassidy takes the helm to see through the final major projects, the last winter sports venue renovations in anticipation of the World University Games, January 12-22, 2023.
“Coaching over the last 25 years has taken me all over the world,” states Chadd Cassidy. “I couldn’t be more excited to return to Lake Placid and be the General Manager of the facility I grew up in.”