Stoneham High School

High School  І   Town of Stoneham

Athletic Hall of Fame

 
 


Inductees

 

Hall of Fame Inductees - Class of 2005


 
 

 

Mike McLaughlin
Class of 1974 - Football, Wrestling & Baseball

 

 
It is not often that football linemen get acclaim, but that was never the case for Mike McLaughlin whose success as a Stoneham High School center led to an eventual professional career in the sport.

The 1974 Stoneham High graduate, who is being inducted along with his brother Joe, anchored the line of the 1972 team that won the Middlesex League championship.

Mike played varsity as a sophomore, junior and senior and for his outstanding play was selected as a Middlesex League All-Star in his junior and senior years.  A team captain, Mike was also voted MVP of the team his senior season.

“Mike was an exceptionally strong athlete,” said his former coach, fellow SHS Hall-of-Famer Bob Margarita.  “He was smart, and he was able to use his strength wisely.  He was very determined and very strong in his beliefs.  He was a great leader.  I think he was one of the best players we ever had.”

Mike also captained the baseball team his senior year and was a Middlesex League All-Start as well as a member of three consecutive Middlesex League Championship baseball teams.
 

Upon graduating from Stoneham High, Mike attended the University of Massachusetts – Amherst where he played football and was a Yankee Conference All-Star, All-ECAC and was named UPI All-New England.

Mike’s football career continued after college, first with a tryout with the New England Patriots and then three years as a starting center with the Boston/New Orleans Breakers of the USFL.

Mike has continued to give back to the community, working as a volunteer football coach at Woburn High, and also running a successful fence company with brother Joe. 
 
He now resides in Woburn with wife Mary Jane and sons Mike and Dan.
 

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