John P. Boucher Field
The John P. Boucher Field, home to our men's & women's soccer and lacrosse programs, was built in 2001 through a generous donation by Husson alumnus John Boucher '66.
In 2007, the field underwent a facelift. Once again, with Mr. Boucher's generous support, the field lost its natural grass and was converted to FieldTurf. The $650,000 renovation made the John P. Boucher Soccer Field one of the finest collegiate fields in New England.
With the help from yet another donation in the fall of 2011, Boucher Field went through another fantastic upgrade with the addition of the gorgeous press box and lights. Night contests at Boucher are truly spectacular with the campus backdrop set against this beautiful facility.
In the summer of 2020, Boucher Field was once again refitted with a new FieldTurf artificial surface to the tune of $800,000.
Granite and iron fences and bench enclosures surround the field, giving the complex that "old world" feel which makes it a very special place to play.
John Boucher played three sports at Husson: baseball, soccer, and golf. He has been inducted into both the Husson Sports Hall of Fame and the Husson Alumni Hall of Fame and is very involved with Husson as a member of the Board of Trustees.
A soccer coach for more than 20 years, John began his coaching career as the coach of a premier under-12 team in the Granite State Girls Soccer League. He became President of that league and during his tenure, the league grew to 1,800 players (ranging in age from 8-19) with more than 100 teams. He went on to coach girls soccer at Souhegan High School located in Amherst, New Hampshire. Under his direction, Souhegan High School Girls Soccer won eight state championships in a row. The school holds a national record for consecutive state championships with 10 in a row (two coming prior to Coach Boucher's arrival). Boucher retired from coaching with a career record of 175-15-5. His record in postseason play was 38-2, with both losses occuring in the New Hampshire Division I finals.
Boucher served as the head coach in 1997 and 2000 for the New Hampshire vs. Vermont Lions Cup game. In 1999, John was voted New Hampshire Coach of the Year for Class I and NSCAA Regional Coach of the Year for the northeast. The following year he was honored by the NSCAA as the Division I National Coach of the Year.
John graduated from Husson in 1966 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. After a successful career with Exxon, he went into business for himself. He owned and operated a retail motor fuel and convenience store located in southern New Hampshire called Stalee and JPB Fuels. He and his wife, Judy, are the parents of two daughters and live in New Castle, New Hampshire.