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Glenn Sample
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Birth: 1931, USA
Death: Nov., 2008, USA

University of Cincinnati athlete and coach. The former player and longtime head baseball coach at UC passed away in November 2008 at age 77. Sample, Ed '53, played baseball and football for UC, becoming an All-American linebacker in the '50s under Sid Gillman. After graduation, he coached UC's baseball team for 21 years, leading the Bearcats to four NCAA tournaments and two Missouri Valley Conference titles, earning more wins (391-333-7) than any other coach in the university's history. Over his years with the university, Sample sent more than 50 UC players to the professional ranks. Alongside his baseball responsibilities, Sample also served as UC's wrestling coach and assistant athletics director during his tenure. Sample is a member of the University of Cincinnati Hall of Fame and his number (1) is one of two numbers retired by the UC baseball program. Sample also was a staple at Cincinnati Reds games, where he served as the official scorer for nearly 30 years in the Reds press box. At the time of his death is was noted that "This is a sad day for the university," head baseball coach Brian Cleary said. "I am so appreciative for the support that Coach Sample showed to me personally and for our team. He was so well thought of by so many, in particular his former players who I know will be especially saddened by his passing. I, and many others, will very much miss his presence at our games and our functions. I have not known a classier man or a better ambassador for UC." (Ref: University of Cincinnati) 
Created by: Warrick L. Barrett
Record added: May 14, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 90117778
Glenn Sample
Added by: Warrick L. Barrett
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