Glenn Smith

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Glenn Smith was an outstanding three sport athlete at Mount Carmel High School from 1934 through 1938. He lettered in football, wrestling, and track and was honored as the outstanding athlete of the class of 1938.

He left Mount Carmel for Wyoming Seminary, where he continued his excellent career. He topped off his fine performance there by becoming captain of the football team and winning the National Prep School Wrestling Championship in the 165 pound class.

After Wyoming Seminary, Glenn headed for Penn State where he became an Eastern Champion in the 155 pound wrestling class. He also captained the Nittany Lion team as a senior.

Glenn entered coaching at Bellefonte High School in 1946. He took that program from nowhere to a –position as one of the finest prep wrestling schools in the country. His record there was 57-7-1. He had three undefeated seasons, and two other seasons where his teams lost just once. He also developed 14 District Champions, 4 State Champions and 4 State Runnerups.

In 1952 he moved to Allentown High School and accomplished similar coaching miracles. His record there was 96-34-2. There he produced 31 District Champions, 18 Regional Champions, 5 State Champions, and 4 State Runnerups.

He was inducted into the Pennsylvania State Wrestling Coaches Hall of Fame in 1973. He is an outstanding credit to Mt. Carmel and the entire Coal Region.

Categories: 1994 Hall of Fame