WVU Sports Hall of Fame

Marshall Glenn
Inducted: 1992
Written by John Antonik

Marshall Glenn
The late Marshall "Little Sleepy" Glenn distinguished himself as a basketball and football captain, and also later as a coach of both sports at West Virginia.

Considered WVU's best all-around basketball player prior to World War II, Glenn established the season and career scoring records for that era.

As a linebacker and blocking back, he was also a three-year football starter from 1927-29. Posting a 53-29-6 mark as a player in both sports, Glenn went on to become West Virginia's seventh basketball coach in 1934.

Posting a 61-46 record over five seasons in basketball, he also took over the duties as head football coach in 1937. In his initial season as football coach, Glen led WVU to a 7-1-1 record and its second bowl appearance in the 1938 Sun Bowl.

Taking on slightly favored Texas Tech, Glenn relied on an impressive defensive performance as the Mountaineers won the game 7-6.

Glenn, who posted a 14-12-3 record as a football coach, also attended Rush College between football and basketball seasons, earning a medical degree.

Glenn practiced medicine in Charles Town until his death in 1980. He is a member of WVU's all-time teams for basketball and football.

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