Thursday, September 24, 2015

Glynn Downey

Melville Glynn Downey

September 10, 1915 
Frankfort, IN

January 30, 1976
Stuart, FL  

1934-35 Purdue University (College)
1935-36 Purdue University (College)
1936-37 Purdue University (College)
1937-38 Attica High School - Indiana (High School) - Head Coach
1938-39 Indianapolis Kautskys (NBL)
1938-39 Greencastle High School - Indiana (High School) - Head Coach
1939-40 Hammond Ciesar All-Americans (NBL)
1939-40 Chicago Duffy Florals (Independent)
1940-41 Indianapolis (Independent)
1940-41 Beech Grove High School - Lafayette, Indiana (High School) - Head Coach

Born from Lloyd (1886-1963) and Edith Davis Downey (1884-1954), Glynn starred at Purdue before playing two year professionally and coaching high school. He served in the Navy during World War 2, and started working for the Indiana Insurance Company in 1950 where he eventually became senior vice-president. He died at home in 1976 at the age of 60.

He married Barbara Downey and had one son, James. Glynn's father Lloyd played minor league baseball.

Brook Reporter (Indiana), June 15, 1939
Indianapolis Star, May 13, 1938
Indianapolis Star, June 28, 1940


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