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.