Oct. 17, 2012
STORRS, Conn. - The University of Connecticut men's soccer program mourns the loss of the Friends of Soccer founder, Jonathan "Hutch" Hutchinson, who passed away on Wednesday, October 10 at the age of 90. Hutch captained the 1942 men's soccer team and later founded the Friends of Soccer booster club. He graduated from Connecticut in 1943.
There will be a moment of silence to honor Hutch before tonight's match against Seton Hall set to begin at 7 p.m.
"Jon was a great supporter of the program," said UConn Head Coach Ray Reid. "During my time here, he was very helpful to me and my staff. He was a very impressive man and lifelong member of our UConn soccer family."
Following his collegiate career with Connecticut, Hutch eventually covered the team for years with the Hartford Courant and the Torrington Register. Hutch held to found the UConn Friends of Soccer Club which today stands at over 300 members.
Scott Gray, WTIC correspondent and longtime member of the media covering UConn soccer, wrote an excellent commentary about Hutch. CLICK HERE for that piece.
For the full obituary in the Hartford Courant, CLICK HERE.