Glenn Scobey “Pop” Warner

Glenn Scobey “Pop” Warner

Birth
Springville, Erie County, New York, USA
Death 7 Sep 1954 (aged 83)
Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, California, USA
Burial Springville, Erie County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 7989023 · View Source
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Sports Pioneer. He was an early college football coach and innovator, and is best remembered for starting the Pop Warner Youth Football League in 1929 which today is a national organization allowing boys and girls eleven to fourteen to participate in an organized youth football program. He spent four decades as a coach in the early fledgling days of football. He attended Cornell University, where he played and was dubbed with the nickname "Pop" because he was much older then his fellow teammates. After graduation with a law degree, Cornell became the first of his many football coaching positions. The University of Georgia followed and then on to The Carlisle Indian School and soon the University of Pittsburgh. He was successful at the helm of the football program at Stanford University, where his teams won three Rose Bowl championships. Warner finished his career at Temple University, retiring and settling in Palo Alto, California where he died. His remains were transported to his hometown of Springville, New York where a funeral service was conducted at Weismantel Funeral Home and burial followed in Maplewood Cemetery. Pop Warner brought many innovations to college football, including the spiral punt, the screen play, single and double wing formations, the naked reverse, the three point stance, numbering players jerseys and the use of shoulder and thigh pads.

Bio by: Donald Greyfield


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Donald Greyfield
  • Added: 15 Oct 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7989023
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Glenn Scobey “Pop” Warner (5 Apr 1871–7 Sep 1954), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7989023, citing Maplewood Cemetery, Springville, Erie County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .