Athlete Bio

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David J. Bouchard

Class of 1955

CCHS's venerable math teacher may have been the school's best natural athlete of the fifties decade. He earned twelve letters in three sports and played in many memorable games.

As a three year starter at quarterback, he found a way to lead his teams to victory 27 out of 30 times. He was an outstanding passer, and a savvy field general. In many clutch situations when a frantic Bernie Megin couldn't get his play call into the huddle in time, Dave would bring relief to his coach's stomach by coming up with the same call on his own - and executing it to perfection His most memorable game was a 13-0 victory in his junior year over Joe Bellino's Winchester powerhouse.

Dave was an excellent basketball player as well. His lefty dribble and scoring touch gave fits to many opposing teams and balanced the inside scoring of Paul McLaughlin.

Dave's most memorable pitching performances were a tough 5-4 victory over Somerville in Fenway Park for the 1955 state championship and a grueling 17 inning win over Lexington's Don Nottebart, who was to go on to the major leagues.

After graduating from CCHS in 1955, Dave continued his outstanding football and baseball careers at Brandeis University. He tried out with the Cleveland Indians, but chose to join the CCHS Math Department in 1961. He has coached in the football and basketball programs at CCHS, but is best known for his leadership of the golf team. He has achieved a high winning percentage, won numerous league titles, and taught many kids how to play the game.

Dave lives in Acton with his wife Cynthia. He has four grown children, Deborah, Lynne, David, and Steven. His parents still reside in West Concord.