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Michael Coughlin

Hall of Fame


Inducted 2006


United States Naval Academy

Coughlin was inducted as a truly great player. Coughlin was a star defenseman on Navy’s powerhouse teams of the 1960s, helping the Midshipmen to national championships in 1962, 1963 and 1964. He was a first-team All-America honoree in 1963 and 1964 and earned the Schmeisser Award as the country’s top defenseman in 1963.

Following his playing career, Coughlin served aboard Destroyer escorts and served in-country in Vietnam with the Navy's River Patrol Forces. He was honored with the Navy Commendation Medal with Combat “V” and the Vietnam Services Medal. After leaving the Navy in 1969, Coughlin worked for several different companies in general management roles and also started his own consulting business. Through the years, he has also served on the boards of other unaffiliated companies and volunteered with several non-profit organizations.

Coughlin and his wife Gretchen have spent most of their professional lives in Concord, New Hampshire and have four children and several grandchildren. He has been inducted into the Naval Academy Athletic Hall of Fame.