By Michael T. Bello
Published Aug 6, 2013 at 7:00 AM ET; Updated Jun 3, 2013 at 6:35 PM ET

The College Squash Association’s Hall of Fame is located at the University of Pennsylvania. The CSA is complementing the Hall of Fame plaques with brief online synopses of Hall of Fame players, coaches, and friends.


Charles M. P. Brinton (1942)

  • Player: Charles M. P. Brinton (1919 – 2011)
  • Inducted: 1990, MCSA Hall of Fame
  • School: Princeton, Class of 1942
  • Individual Championships: 1941 and 1942

Charles M. P. Brinton played college squash at Princeton University. As a junior and a senior, he captured the Pool Trophy (Individual Championship) in 1941 and 1942.  In 1942, the Men’s College Squash Association began to recognize the school with the best dual match record as the national champion. Not surprisingly, Brinton, Princeton’s captain, helped the Tigers capture the best dual match record (6 – 0) and the the national championship in 1942.

Despite a hiatus due to World War II, Brinton also won the U.S. National Championship four consecutive times (1941 – 1942 and 1946 – 1947).  He also won the 1946 and 1948 U.S. National Doubles titles with Don Strachan and Stan Pearson Jr., respectively.

Professionally, Brinton worked as an accountant.