William Glenn Killinger (September 13, 1898 – July 25, 1988) was an American football, basketball, and baseball player, coach, and college athletics administrator. He lettered in three sports at Pennsylvania State University, where he was an All-American in football in 1921. Killinger then played in the National Football League (NFL) for the Canton Bulldogs and the New York Giants and for Philadelphia Quakers of the first American Football League in 1926. Killinger served as the head football coach at Dickinson College (1922), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (1927–1931), Moravian College (1933), West Chester University (1934–1941, 1945–1959), and with the North Carolina Pre-Flight School (1944), compiling a career college football record of 176–72–16. He was inducted to the College Football Hall of Fame as a player in 1971.
|Born||September 13, 1898|
|Died||July 25, 1988 (aged 89)|
|1926||New York Giants|
|1922||Jersey City Skeeters|
|Position(s)||Quarterback, halfback (football)|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1923–1926||Penn State (assistant)|
|1944||North Carolina Pre-Flight|
|Head coaching record|
|Overall||176–72–16 (college football)|
66–40 (college basketball)
59–29–2 (college baseball)
|Accomplishments and honors|
|College Football Hall of Fame|
Inducted in 1971 (profile)
Killinger was also a minor league baseball player from 1922 until 1932. During that time, he played for the Jersey City Skeeters (1922), Atlanta Crackers (1923), Harrisburg Senators (1924, 1927–1928), Shamokin Indians (1926) and the Williamsport Grays (1929–1932). He served as a manager for the Indians and the Senators.
Mealy, Todd M. (2018). Glenn Killinger, All-American: Penn State's World War I Era Sports Hero. (Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co.) ISBN 978-1476670515 Retrieved April 22, 2018
- Jones, Wilbur D. (2009). "Football! Navy! War!": How Military "Lend-Lease" Players Saved the College Game and Helped Win World War II. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company. pp. 124–126. ISBN 978-0-7864-4219-5. Retrieved January 16, 2012.