Glenn Hartranft

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Glenn Hartranft
Glenn Hartranft 1924.jpg
Hartranft in 1924
Personal information
Born(1901-12-03)December 3, 1901
Aberdeen, South Dakota
DiedAugust 12, 1970(1970-08-12) (aged 68)
San Diego, California
Alma materStanford University
Height190 cm (6 ft 3 in)
Weight115 kg (254 lb)
Event(s)Discus throw, shot put
ClubStanford Cardinal
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)DT – 48.18 m (1924)
SP – 15.53 m (1924)[1][2]

Samuel Glenn "Tiny" Hartranft (December 3, 1901 – August 12, 1970) was an American athlete. He competed in the shot put and discus throw at the 1924 Summer Olympics and won a silver medal in the shot put, placing sixth in the discus. He won the IC4A championships in both events in 1922 and 1924. In 1924 he set a world record in the discus, which was not ratified because of high wind. He set an official world record next year at 47.89 m.[1]

Hartranft was head football coach at San Jose State University in 1942 and the school's head baseball coach from 1944 to 1945.

Head coaching record[edit]


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
San Jose State Spartans (California Collegiate Athletic Association) (1942)
1942 San Jose State 7–2 1–1 2nd
San Jose State: 7–2 1–1
Total: 7–2


  1. ^ a b Glenn Hartranft Archived March 3, 2016, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Glenn Hartranft.

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Preceded by
United States Thomas Lieb
Men's Discus World Record Holder
May 2, 1925 – April 2, 1926
Succeeded by
United States Bud Houser