David Faucher begins his fifth season as head coach of the Eagles men's basketball program. He was named head coach in August 2008.
During his tenure, the Eagles have shown steady improvement and
are now an annual playoff contender having qualified for the
post-season each year. In his first year behind the bench, Faucher
guided the Eagles to their best overall season in history,
finishing 18-10 overall. The Eagles also performed the greatest
turnaround in program history which included a first ever trip to
the ECAC New England championship tournament.
Faucher is well known in not only New Hampshire college basketball circles, but throughout the New England region and at the national level. Faucher spent 20 years with the Dartmouth College men's basketball program, serving 13 years as head coach (1991-2004), preceded by seven years as assistant coach.
During his tenure as head coach, the Big Green compiled an overall record of 136-208 including a high-water mark of 18-8 in 1996-97. Dartmouth posted a 74-108 mark in Ivy League play, including a 10-4 record in both the 1996-97 and 1998-99 seasons.
Faucher spent the previous three years at Kimball Union Academy in Meriden, N.H., where he has served as the boys' varsity basketball coach as well as assistant director of development. Under his guidance, the Wildcats posted a three-year record of 42-32 including an 18-8 record in 2006-07, in which the squad qualified for the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC) Class B Championship tournament.
A1972 graduate of the University of New Hampshire, Faucher earned a degree in Health Studies/Physical Education. He got his coaching start as an assistant at UNH and later served as head coach for five years at Newmarket (N.H.) High School, four years at Sanborn Regional High School in Kingston, N.H. and one year as assistant coach at Merrimack College.
Faucher also directed the Dave Faucher Basketball Camp based in Hanover, N.H. for 19 years. Faucher is also the author of "Baffled Parents Guide to Coaching Youth Basketball," a perennial best-seller in the youth coaching category.