Manchester Central
Hall Of Fame

Hubert McDonough

Hubert "Hubie" McDonough graduated from Central High School in 1912 after a star-studded football career. He was captain of the Central team his last year and went to Phillips Exeter Academy for one year before entering Dartmouth College from which he was graduated in 1918. While at Dartmouth he was a four-year letterman in football and co-captained the 1918 team. His last year he earned honor roll All-American honors quarterback. After leaving Dartmouth College he became a coaching legend. Hubie coached baseball and basketball at Central for six years and football until 1945. His football coaching record was 170 victories and 53 defeats. From 1923 to 1928 his team lost one game in six seasons. He coached five undefeated football teams and at one point was undefeated in 21 straight games against New Hampshire opponents. Everett High School, a powerhouse in Massachusetts football circles, dropped Central from its football schedule as losses in 1934 and 1935 cost it a state championship. Hubie's 1924 basketball team went to the National High School tournament in Chicago and finished third.