1986 graduate from North Attleboro High, Strachan played at quarterback on
offense and at cornerback on defense for Rocketeer coach Ray Beaupre. Strachan went on to play at Stonehill College
and then began his coaching career — interning with the New England Patriots,
serving as the head football coach for five years in Sweden with its European
Football League entry, serving as the head coach at Framingham State for seven
years and for three seasons, serving as the head coach for the North
Attleboro Pop Warner “D” Team, which won its Hockomock League title in the fall
of 2012 with his son Mike as a member.