Lawrence Briggs

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Lawrence Briggs
Personal information
Full name Lawrence E. Briggs
Date of birth 1902/1903
Date of death December 1970 (aged 67)[1]
Place of death Boston, Massachusetts
Teams managed
Years Team
1930–1967 UMass Minutemen

Lawrence E. Briggs was an American soccer coach who is best known for being the first men's soccer coach for the UMass Minutemen soccer program. Additionally, Briggs is known for being a founder of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America and served as their president in 1947. He was also a founding member of the now-defunct New England Intercollegiate Soccer League which served as a foundation for modern college soccer in the United States.

Briggs was enshrined in the National Soccer Hall of Fame in 1978.[2][3]


  2. ^ "Lawrence Briggs". Society for American Soccer History. Retrieved 13 June 2016.
  3. ^ "Hall of Famers". U.S. Soccer. Archived from the original on 23 November 2016. Retrieved 13 June 2016.