Christine Hutchison was appointed head field hockey and women’s lacrosse coach at Eastern Connecticut State University in the summer of 2006. Hutchison is in her 13th year with the field hockey program, having served as an assistant coach in 2004 and 2005 before being appointed head coach.
At Eastern, Hutchison has coached more years and matches and has compiled more wins than any previous coach in the program's 19-year history.
In 2015, the Warriors capped a four-year run of steady improvement with a milestone season which included program records for overall (13), and Little East Conference (8) wins, a best-ever No. 4 seed in the LEC playoffs, a first-ever LEC playoff home game and win and first trip to the LEC championship game.
For that, Hutchison was named LEC Coach-of-the-Year (she would follow that up with identical Coach-of-the-Year recognition in the spring of 2016 after leading the Warriors to a share of the LEC regular-season lacrosse title.
In 2014, the Warriors equalled their highest season win total (to that point) since 2001, equalled the second-most Little East Conference regular-season wins in program history and took the LEC's top seed into overtime in a first-round LEC tournament loss.
For Eastern under Hutchison, academics are a priority. Ten years have produced an average of 5.6 NFHCA Academic Squad qualifiers each year, with a record 11 earning a spot on the team in 2015. The 2015 team also earned an NFHCA Academic Team Award. In nine years of the LEC All-Academic program, Eastern has been represented by 38 student-athletes, a total of 15 recipients in 2014 and '15. In 2015, eight student-athletes also received an E-Club Scholar-Athlete Award (juniors and seniors only are eligible), four of them earning an "Outstanding" Award.
As a collegian, Hutchison played four seasons (1996-99) of field hockey at Division III University of Mary Washington, where she was named to the STX/NFHCA Division III All-South Region team and to the NFHCA North-South Senior All-Star Game as a senior midfielder in 1999. At Mary Washington, Hutchison was also a two-time, first-team All-Capital Athletic Conference all-star and graduated as the program’s all-time leader with 24 assists. As a senior captain in the fall of 1999, Hutchison led the team in points (26) and assists (12).
Hutchison earned her B.S. Degree in Math from Mary Washington. Hutchison and husband Joe reside in Preston with daughters Megan, Sarah and Ashley.