Ron Butcher spent decades prowling the college soccer sidelines, piling up hundreds victories.
He coached for 46 years, 43 of them with the Keene State men’s team. He compiled 596 wins, landing him fifth on the all-time wins list for college coaches. He led the Owls to 31 postseason appearances. He was the driving force behind the rise of Keene State soccer in his four-plus decades with the program.
Although Butcher retired from coaching at the collegiate level in 2013, he just couldn’t give the game up.
Butcher joined the coaching staff at Monadnock Regional High School three years ago, and has been lending a hand — and foot — ever since. His role seems to have grown since he started helping out both the boys’ and girls’ teams, as this year the storied coach is an everyday assistant for Tom Zaluki and the boys’ team.
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