Kilcoyne in the St. Peter-Marian weight room. (Tom Rettig / T&G Photo)
Legendary area high school football coach Owen Kilcoyne passed away today at the age of 75.
Owen Kikcoyne, the legendary high school football coach who won over 250 games and five Super Bowls during a career that spanned five decades, died early this morning. He was 75.
Kilcoyne, who had been in the hospital for about a month, coached St. Peter-Marian High from 1989-2005. His Guardians went 53-3 and won 26 straight games from 1992-96, including a perfect 11-0 record in 1995. Beore that, he coached Hudson Catholic, Clinton, Ayer and Framingham North.
Kilcoyne and 10 former athletes were inducted into the St. Peter-Marian Hall of Fame on Nov. 14. He was also inducted into the Massachusetts High School Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 1995.
Only eight other Massachusetts high school football coaches won more games than Kilcoyne, who coached former New York Giants running back Joe Morris while at Ayer and former Bears defensive back Jerry Azumah during his time at St. Peter-Marian.
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