Warner, Glenn Scobey
Warner, Glenn Scobey, 1871–1954, American football coach, commonly known as
PopWarner, b. Springville, N.Y., grad. Cornell (LL.B., 1894). He excelled as guard (1892–94) on the Cornell football team. As coach (1895–96) of the Univ. of Georgia eleven, he had an undefeated, untied team in 1896. He later coached at Cornell (1897–98, 1904–6) and at the Carlisle Indian School (1899–1903, 1907–14), where he developed several outstanding football stars, most notably Jim Thorpe, and gained a nationwide reputation. At the Univ. of Pittsburgh (1915–23) Warner again developed several powerful teams, three of which had (1915–17) undefeated records, and at Stanford (1924–32) he produced three Rose Bowl teams. Warner coached (1933–38) at Temple Univ. and was advisory coach at San Jose (Calif.) State College (now San Jose State Univ.; 1939). Warner is credited with introducing the double-wing formation, the practice of numbered plays, and dummy scrimmaging.
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