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Longtime Calvert Hall swimming coach 'Reds' Hucht dies

Longtime Calvert Hall swimming coach 'Reds' Hucht dies

Arthur Francis “Reds” Hucht, who coached Calvert Hall’s swim team from 1960 to 1997, died Tuesday at his home in Spotsylvania, Va.

He was 95.

Hucht, who at 80 was the oldest high school head coach in any sport in the Baltimore area when he retired, won 23 championships in the Maryland Scholastic Association.

A Baltimore native and 1935 Calvert Hall graduate, he moved to Virginia after his wife died in 2010.

"He touched a lot of lives," said Marc Fisher, who swam for Hucht in the late 1970s and early 1980s and later worked with him at various swim clubs. "He was old school, and he was strict. He never took no for an answer, and he would always say...