Coach McGettigan is a graduate of Episcopal High School where he lettered in lacrosse (4), football (4), and basketball (2). He captained the lacrosse team as a senior, was an All-star at Blue Chip 225 Camp, named an All-Star at Dan Nolan Memorial Tournament and was All-Met and All-League selection as a senior. He was offensive MVP as a sophomore and earned football team MVP honors as a senior. After graduating from Episcopal, Coach McGettigan attended, and played lacrosse, for Brown University where he won the Vincent Marinell Award, given to the most valuable freshmen player at Brown. Coach McGettigan currently teaches history and is a varsity assistant lacrosse coach at Landon School.