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Basketball Coach Faucher Resigns

Dave Faucher
Dave Faucher

Dave Faucher, who led his team to a pair of runner-up Ivy League finishes in the mid-'90s, shouldered the burden of disappointing seasons the last five years and resigned in February as men's basketball coach at Dartmouth College.

Faucher began his career at Dartmouth in 1984 as an assistant coach before taking over stewardship of the program in June 1991. He accumulated 136 career wins, more than any other Big Green mentor in 34 years, and is third in school history behind the legendary Doggie Julian (183) and Ozzie Cowles (144).

Perhaps his most impressive season was 1994-95, when the Big Green won eight of its last 10 games to finish tied for second place in the Ivy League, with a 10-4 mark.

The following season, the Big Green was third in the Ancient Eight. One of the most memorable victories was a 54-53 decision over Penn on February 9, 1996, as Dartmouth snapped the Quakers' 48-game conference win streak.

Under Faucher's leadership, the 1996-97 team posted an 18-8 overall record, the most wins since 1987-88 and only the second time since 1958-59 that the Big Green has reached that number.

- By Kathleen Slattery

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Last Updated: 5/30/08