Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Wallace C. Glenwright, Teacher, Coach, and Administrator

Wallace Glenwright’s long career with Sandusky City Schools covered over thirty years. He arrived in Sandusky shortly after his graduation from Mount Union College. He served as assistant to Sandusky High School’s head football coach Bob Whittaker from 1930 to 1940. Later he became the head coach in football, basketball and golf, and assisted in coaching track. For two years, Mr. Glenwright was the athletic director. He became assistant principal of Sandusky High School in 1946, and was named principal in 1948. In 1957, Mr. Glenwright served as assistant superintendent, and from 1958 to 1968, he served as superintendent of Sandusky City Schools. He is pictured below in about 1960.

When the Supplementary Education Center was opened at the high school in the late 1960s, Mr. Glenwright presided at the dedication ceremony.

Besides his many roles as an educator, he was active in numerous civic organizations. The picture below was taken at a Lions Club meeting about 1950. Wallace Glenwright is the man on the far right.

In 1991 Wallace C. Glenwright was inducted into the Sandusky High School Athletic Hall of Fame. Charles Wagner wrote in an article in the May 2, 1991 issue of the Sandusky Register that Mr. Glenwright was “a gentleman’s gentleman.” 

Wallace Glenwright died on September 4, 1997 at Firelands Community Hospital. A lengthy obituary honoring Mr. Glenwright appeared in the September 6, 1997 issue of the Sandusky Register. The article read in part, “Friends say his qualities overshadowed his honors. Honest, caring, genuine, and gracious were just a few of the words friends and family used to describe him.” To read more about Wallace Glenwright, and other local educators and coaches, visit the Sandusky Library Archives Research Center, to view historical school yearbooks and Sandusky newspapers on microfilm.

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