Larry Lucchino ’67 and Wyc Grousbeck ’83

Larry Lucchino AND Wyc GrousbeckThe Princeton Varsity Club welcomed Larry Lucchino ’67 and Wyc Grousbeck ’83 back to campus as part of the Jake McCandless ’51 PVC Speaker Series on Thursday, November 13th. Larry Lucchino is the current President and CEO of the Boston Red Sox, and a member of John W. Henry’s ownership group. Wyc Grousbeck assumed the role of Managing Partner, Governor and Chief Executive Officer of the Boston Celtics on December 31, 2002, after leading a local investment group that purchased the team

Building A Champion: A Conversation with Larry Lucchino ’67 and Wyc Grousbeck ’83 proved to be a lively and fun discussion with both participants engaging the audience and answering questions for most of the evening. In addition to having the Championship trophies on display for photo opportunities, Wyc and Larry also rewarded audience members for asking provocative questions, with Celtics and Red Sox paraphernalia.

Larry Lucchino is the current President and CEO of the Boston Red Sox, and a member of John W. Henry’s ownership group. Lucchino has also served as President/CEO of the Baltimore Orioles and later, the San Diego Padres and under his watch, both teams built new stadiums; Camden Yards and Petco Park.

Wyc Grousbeck assumed the role of Managing Partner, Governor and Chief Executive Officer of the Boston Celtics on December 31, 2002, after leading a local investment group that purchased the team. Prior to purchasing the Celtics with his partners, Wyc served as a General Partner of Highland Capital Partners, co-managing $1.8 billion in venture capital funds.

The Jake McCandless ’51 PVC Speaker Series began in 2004 with a lecture from NCAA President Myles Brand. The series was endowed in the name of J. L. “Jake” McCandless ’51, who coached Princeton to the 1969 Ivy League football championship during the Tigers’ centennial year of football.

For more information on the Jake McCandless ’51 PVC Speaker Series and to view excerpts from past lectures, please click here.

Click here to read the story by Eben Novy-Williams of the Daily Princetonian about the evening.

About The Jake McCandless '51 PVC Speaker Series

The Jake McCandless ’51 PVC Speaker Series was endowed in the name of J. L. “Jake” McCandless ’51, who coached Princeton to the 1969 Ivy League football championship during the Tigers’ centennial year of football.

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