Head Men’s Soccer Coach, Assistant Director of Athletics
Just the third coach in St. Lawrence University history to earn national coach of the year honors, Saints soccer coach Bob Durocher has built one of the finest Division III programs in a relatively short time. His 1999 team became the first team in NCAA Division III history to go undefeated and untied en route to a national championship and Durocher was named NSCAA Division III Coach of the Year for his efforts. Durocher takes a career record of 289-96-41 into 2013, his 24th season at St. Lawrence. His team has made it to the NCAA Tournament 13 of the last 15 seasons.
Durocher has racked up coaching honors, including Northeast Regional Coach of the Year six times (1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2010 and 2011) and was named conference Coach of the Year several times including Liberty League honors in 2004, 2007, 2010 and 2011.
His Saints completed a perfect regular season with a 16-0-0 record in 1998, the first undefeated team in Saints soccer history, and advanced to the NCAA quarterfinals, finishing the year 17-0-2 after a shootout loss in the quarters. The 1999 team improved on those records with its 22-0-0 run and became the third team in University history to win an NCAA championship. The Saints improved their nation’s longest unbeaten streak to 60 games before being upset by Hamilton in the regional final in the NCAA tourney.
Durocher’s teams have won 12 conference titles since 1995 and have earned 15 NCAA berths and an ECAC Championship. He has produced 78 regional All Americas and his players have piled up 19 national All America honors during his tenure. Dan Annan became the first player in Saints history to be named NCAA Division III Player of the Year.
A native of Canton and a three-sport high school athlete, Durocher was a two-year captain and a four-year starter and all conference player at Ithaca College. He returned to his hometown as the third coach in Saints soccer history when he took over the program in 1990. He began his coaching career at Canton College as its women’s coach and took that team to the NJCAA Tournament. He then moved to Florida where he was a player and an assistant coach in a USASA league before returning to the North Country as an assistant coach for both the men’s and women’s teams at St. Lawrence in 1989.
Past chair of the NCAA Regional Selection Committee and a member of the ECAC Selection Committee and the NSCAA/ISAA Rating Board, the Bob has also been director of the St. Lawrence fitness facility and currently serves as an Assistant Athletic Director. He is active in the promotion of youth soccer in the Canton area. He and his wife Robin, the director of St. Lawrence’s fitness center, reside in Canton and have three children: Ryan, Danielle, and Trent.
Phone: (315) 229-5870