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GLENN S. WARNER, WINTER 1912

Glenn Scobey (Pop) Warner was born on April 5, 1871, in Springville, New York. He worked his way through law school at Cornell University, supporting himself by selling his own art. He got the nickname of "Pop" at Cornell, where he was the biggest and the oldest man on the football team, which he also captained his senior year. After graduating from law school in 1895, Pop took his first coaching job. He never went back to law. Warner loved football and at the same time saw the opportunity for a profitable career as coach and promoter. During his tenure at Carlisle Indian School as athletic director, Warner brought in huge sums of money from ticket sales. He used those funds to provide gifts and "loans" to his best players and to pay for improvements to the campus, including his own house, an athletic dorm, and a new art building. After Carlisle, Warner coached at Pitt, Stanford and Temple, where he retired as head coach in 1938. His lifetime record was 313 wins, 106 losses and 32 ties. The Pop Warner Youth Football League was named in his honor.

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