Arthur "Reds" Hucht
HUCHT , Arthur "Reds" On January 3, 2012, ARTHUR "REDS" HUCHT passed away at the age of 95 following a stroke. At the age of 20, he began a career as a swim counselor and later coached at Mount St. Joseph, Loyola College and the local Knights of Columbus team. With the onset of World War II, Arthur enlisted in the Merchant Marines and proudly served for seven years traveling around the world. When he returned to Baltimore in 1948, he resumed coaching and in 1960 he agreed to coach at his alma mater, Calvert Hall. He coached at Calvert Hall for 37 years while also coaching Knights of Columbus Orchards (KCO) for over 50 years. KCO trained summers at Orchard Swim Club which Arthur managed from 1955 until its closing in 1987. "Reds" was well known and much admired in the swimming and sports community. He travelled to the Pan American Games and to Olympic trials with his own swimmers and also served as a coach for national teams. One of his swimmers once wrote that "No man could ever compare to this man's complete dedication to the development of those youngsters that are willing to do what he asked of them." Arthur was preceded in death by his wife, Wanda and son, Christopher Hucht. He is survived by his son, Dennis Hucht; daughters Sallye Hord, Stephanie Brooks and Wendy Lanahan; daughter-in-law Pamela Hucht; 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at Calvert Hall College on January 21st from 1-4 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that contributions be made to the Arthur "Reds" Hucht '35 Scholarship, 8102 La Salle Road, Baltimore, MD 21286.
Published by Baltimore Sun on Jan. 8, 2012.
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Myself and my family had many wonderful years involved with KCO and Mr Hucht. After KCO, my family and I still enjoyed a great relationship with Mr.and Mrs. Hucht. We are pleased for all the memories.
January 27, 2012
Myself and my family had many wonderful years involved with KCO and Mr Hucht. After KCO, my family and I still enjoyed a great relationship with Mr.and Mrs. Hucht. We are pleased for all the memories.
Chris Popp
January 27, 2012
I had the honor to swim for Mr Hucht in the 80s. He had a way to inspire you to swim better even on your off days. In the summer when we swam at Orchards his four legged coach would inspire you to swim better too. He was truly an honorable man and will be missed. RIP Mr Hucht...Kendall Taylor(Baltimore, MD)
Kendall Taylor
January 23, 2012
I first met Reds back in 1965 when I coached Philadelphia Aquatic Club. He was a wonderful friend, mentor and most certainly one of the most dedicated coaches I have ever met. I'm sure he will be missed by his swimmers, friends and family. Jack Simon
Jack Simon
January 18, 2012
Just a short note to say I remember Red well. Always had his team ready to swim.
I considered him a friend as well as a competitor.
Don Gambril
Don Gambril
January 17, 2012
I swam for coach Reds in the late 70's -early 80's at KCO and still recall the tough workouts he gave and the attention he paid to each of us. He made us swim without breathing until our lungs were going to burst and told us to take vitamin C when we had a cold. He would not let us get out of the water when we swam outdoors at Orchards when it was thundering. He told us the water was the safest place. :) We ofcourse did not question his wisdom and are here today to talk about it. I am glad he lived a long life and had many years to impact positively the many young swimmers lucky to be a part of his team. Rest in peace Reds!
Lisa Hannon
January 10, 2012
Reds was one of my coaches when I swam on the old Knights of Columbus-Orchards swimming team in the 50's. He was truly a good man and will be missed. May he rest in peace.

Ken Freimuth

Ogden, Utah
Ken Freimuth
January 8, 2012
Reds was a very caring man that loved children. I lived down the street from him and his family on Hillenwood Rd. May god wrap his arms around you Reds and comfort your family.
Deanna Hunter-Barrett
January 8, 2012
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Stephanie Brooks
January 8, 2012
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