Lawrence G. McGinn
Lawrence G. McGinn
Hometown: Lynn, MA
Team: Soccer

Lawrence G. McGinn '31
Hometown:
Lynn, MA
Sport:
 Soccer
Year Inducted:
 1980
Other Sports Played:
Baseball

Lawrence G. McGinn ’31 was Brown’s firstAll-American soccer player, being named to the right fullback spoton the team selected in 1930 by Coach Al Nies of Princeton togetherwith other coaches and officials. The graduate of Lynn Classicalhad been named to the All-American third team in 1929, the year hecaptained the Bruins. Coach Sam Fletcher once praised“Nuggets” McGinn for his toughness, quickness to theball, and his kicking ability. “Larry was one of the mostclever kickers of his era,” Fletcher said. “He wasespecially accurate with his kicks, often putting the ball right onthe foot of a forward who was racing up the field.” Fletcheroften let McGinn take the ball deep into the offensive zone and healways used him on penalty kick situations. One of the men McGinnplayed against on the soccer field was Nelson Rockefeller, a staron the Dartmouth team. Nuggets was a fine second baseman for theBruins for four years and later coached American Legion baseballteams to local championships in Massachusetts. Lawrence McGinnearned his master’s in education from Harvard and laterserved for 17 years as superintendent of schools in Lynn, Mass.,before retiring in 1971.