Lawrence Briggs

The soccer coach at the University of Massachusetts for 37 years, from the 1930s into the 1960s. Briggs, who became coach at UMass in 1930, was a physical education professor there and also coached a number of other sports. He was one of the earliest members of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America at that organization’s formation in 1941, and served as the NSCAA’s president in 1947. He also was one of the founding members of the New England Intercollegiate Soccer League and was involved in the movement that resulted in the formation of the National Intercollegiate Soccer Officials Association.

Inducted 1978.