Class of 1956
This three sport athlete was one of Concord's finest ever, achieving nine varsity letters and successfully going on to play baseball and football in college.
During high school Hutchinson played almost every football down for 3 years, playing quarterback, defensive back and punting. Few Concord players, even in those days, played Iron Man (both offense and defense). Hutchinson, as well as doing this, played most of the special teams too. Senior year he was not only the captain, but received honorable mention for outstanding play in the 1955 Lowell All Star game. Bernie Megin said, 'Jack Hutchinson is another great Concord quarterback, adept at ball handling, faking, a good punter and place-kicker and one of the finest passers I have ever coached. He fooled the officials on a fake and pitch at Marlboro and came back and won the game with a pressure pass to Peter LeBlanc.
In the winter Hutchinson was known for his outstanding defensive play in basketball. This guard/ forward was more often than not matched up with the best offensive player the other team had. In 1955, he was a member of the first Tech Tournament team and in 1956 played in the Bay State Tournament. Both of these achievements are what players back then dreamed about.
This all-around infielder, playing second, third and shortstop, was one of baseball's best. He hit well enough to play ball in college and receive invitations to some of the best surrounding teams. Hutchinson played for the 1954 Middlesex League champs and in the '54 and '55 Eastern Mass. baseball tournaments. Each tournament included only the best players, which Hutchinson most certainly was.
Hutchinson continued to excel at sports in college attending the University of Bridgeport. He was 5th in the nation at punting with a 42.7 yard average. He also played four years of baseball, leading Bridgeport to victory.
Hutchinson is now living in Concord. He is married with 4 children and 3 grandchildren. Still involved in sports, Hutchinson is the Director of Recreation in Wellesley, MA. Jack Hutchinson is truly one of the finest athletes that this town has ever seen.