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Ray Lynch

Ray Lynch (College football. Born, South Hadley Falls, MA, Jan. 29, 1894; died, Queens Village, NY, Apr. 11, 1965.) When St. John’s began its first varsity football program in 1923, Raymond Francis Lynch was hired from St. John’s Prep to run it. For nine seasons (1923-31), Lynch coached the Redmen and served as athletic director […]

Walter T. McLaughlin

Walter T. McLaughlin (College athletics. Born, Brooklyn, NY, Jan. 21, 1906; died, Largo, FL, Nov. 28, 1989.) When Ray Lynch, the former football coach, left as athletic director at St. John’s in 1933, he was succeeded by Walter T. McLaughlin. Recognizing that the emphasis of the school’s athletics program was now on basketball, McLaughlin worked […]

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