Joe McLaughlin first came to UD as Sports Information Director in 1957, having been the sports editor for the Network (New Jersey) Evening News. Almost ten years later, McLaughlin became the Director of General Publicity and Director of Information Services. In 1974, McLaughlin became UD’s first Director of Alumni Relations until 1980. That year he became the Coordinator of Alumni Placement, helping UD grads find jobs throughout the country. He worked until his death in 1983 at the age of 63. McLaughlin was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1985.
You can visit his gravesite located at Section 27, Lot 109.
Listen to the attached audio file for a short clip on the life of Joe McLaughlin. 13 Joe McLaughlin
Information compiled from the UD Archives.