Tim Churchard enters his 14th season in the capacity of working with the team in the area of Sports Psychology. Churchard works on a one-on-one basis with the athletes, helping them achieve maximum performance through psychological and psycho-physiological preparation.
Churchard spent seven seasons as the Wildcats’ volunteer assistant coach. Churchard’s primary responsibilities included on-ice practices and working with the Wildcat defensive corps.
Churchard played at UNH as a member of the varsity squad from 1963-65. He played under A. Barr “Whoop” Snively. Churchard was a multi-sport athlete as he also played running back for the football team under Chief Boston and Andy Mooradian. He earned his undergraduate degree from UNH in Liberal Arts in 1967 before embarking on a career in education and human resource management/consultation.
A native of Saugus, Mass., Churchard was a three-time league all-star and all-state selection as a senior at Saugus High School. He captained the hockey team and served as a co-captain of the football squad his senior year and was inducted into the Saugus Hall of Fame in 1990.
Churchard’s coaching career began at his hometown high school. He assisted the Saugus hockey program from 1970-73, he went on to assist Spaulding High School in Rochester and later served as head coach at the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine. He earned his Master’s Degree in Education from Salem State in 1972 and a GAGS in Education in 1984 from UNH.
Churchard began teaching at UNH in 1984, serving as an instructor in the education department. In addition to those duties, he has also been an instructor at UNH’s Whittemore School of Business and Economics since 1991.