Athlete Bio

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Hugh Kilmartin

Class of 1964

A basketball star who was a key member of the great 1964 CCHS team that won the old Tech Tournament at Boston Garden, Hugh Kilmartin went on to become captain of the basketball team at the United States Naval Academy.

Hugh grew up on Main Street just outside West Concord Center, one of five brothers for whom sports was a huge part of their upbringing. He attended the old Rose Hawthorne Catholic school (which was located in Concord Center on Main Street across from the library) from K-8th grades before moving on to CCHS.

Kilmartin played two years of football and also ran track for two years, but undoubtedly made his mark on the hardwood of Hunt Gym and the (then) new CCHS gym as a three-year starter under Hall of Fame coach Jim Hayes and assistant Frank Krypel. The teams featured Hall of Famer Davey Crowther among others, and the 1963-64 team rolled to a Middlesex League championship, the only blemish a loss to Melrose during the regular season.

The highlight of that year was undoubtedly winning the Tech Tourney, an annual clash of the top high school teams from around the area that was held each March at the old Boston Garden. The Patriots were dominating in the four-game run to the school's only Tech title, outscoring their four opponents (Needham, Andover and Melrose and Braintree) by a whopping 254-152, winning every game by at least 19 points and capping off the Class B title with a 58-39 win over Braintree.

"My fondest memories of playing sports at CCHS are of winning the Tech Tournament at the old Boston Garden," said Kilmartin. "It was such a special and dominating run to the championship, and those are memories I will keep with me forever. Beyond that, playing for great coaches who had great knowledge and a passion for the game alongside teammates who were great guys was really what made high school sports so special for me."

Following CCHS, Kilmartin received an appointment to the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, where he became one of just a handful of CCHS grads to play division I college basketball. A three-year varsity letterman for the Midshipmen, Kilmartin was elected team captain as a senior and was also named a Third-team Academic All-American and averaged over 10 points per game for his career. In 2009, he was inducted in to the New England Basketball Hall of Fame in honor of his high school and collegiate accomplishments.

A resident of Hingham for many years, Hugh has enjoyed a successful career as an Entrepreneur following his years of service in the military. He and his wife of 42 years, Susan, have a daughter, Elizabeth and three grandchildren.