Glenn Killinger

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Glenn Killinger
Glenn Killinger 1922.jpg
Killinger in 1922
Sport(s) Football, basketball, baseball
Biographical details
Born (1898-09-13)September 13, 1898
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Died July 25, 1988(1988-07-25) (aged 89)
Stanton, Delaware, U.S.
Playing career
1918–1921 Penn State
1921 Canton Bulldogs
1926 New York Giants
1926 Philadelphia Quakers
1919–1921 Penn State
1919–1921 Penn State
1922 Jersey City Skeeters
1923 Atlanta Crackers
1924 Harrisburg Senators
1926 Shamokin Indians
1927–1928 Harrisburg Senators
1929–1932 Williamsport Grays
Position(s) Quarterback, halfback (football)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1922 Dickinson
1923–1926 Penn State (assistant)
1927–1931 RPI
1933 Moravian
1934–1941 West Chester
1944 North Carolina Pre-Flight
1945–1959 West Chester
1935–1940 West Chester
1945–1946 West Chester
1924 Harrisburg Senators
1926 Shamokin Indians
1930 Williamsport Grays
1932 Wilkes-Barre Barons
1932 Allentown Buffaloes
1967–1970 West Chester
Head coaching record
Overall 176–72–16 (college football)
66–40 (college basketball)
59–29–2 (college baseball)
Accomplishments and honors
All-American, 1921
College Football Hall of Fame
Inducted in 1971 (profile)

William Glenn Killinger (September 13, 1898 – July 25, 1988) was an American football, basketball, and baseball player, coach, and college athletics administrator. He lettered in three sports at Pennsylvania State University, where he was an All-American in football in 1921. Killinger then played in the National Football League (NFL) for the Canton Bulldogs and the New York Giants and for Philadelphia Quakers of the first American Football League in 1926. Killinger served as the head football coach at Dickinson College (1922), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (1927–1931), Moravian College (1933), West Chester University (1934–1941, 1945–1959), and with the North Carolina Pre-Flight School (1944),[1] compiling a career college football record of 176–72–16. He was inducted to the College Football Hall of Fame as a player in 1971.

Killinger was also a minor league baseball player from 1922 until 1932. During that time, he played for the Jersey City Skeeters (1922), Atlanta Crackers (1923), Harrisburg Senators (1924, 1927–1928), Shamokin Indians (1926) and the Williamsport Grays (1929–1932). He served as a manager for the Indians and the Senators.


  1. ^ Jones, Wilbur D. (2009). "Football! Navy! War!": How Military "Lend-Lease" Players Saved the College Game and Helped Win World War II. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company. pp. 124–126. ISBN 978-0-7864-4219-5. Retrieved January 16, 2012. 

2. Mealy, Todd M. (2018). Glenn Killinger, All-American: Penn State's World War I Era Sports Hero. (Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co.) ISBN 978-1476670515 Retrieved April 22, 2018

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