Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Warren Whitlinger

Warren Wayne Whitlinger

April 4, 1914
Barnesville, OH

April 30, 2012
Neenah, WI

1929-30 Zanesville High School - Ohio (High School)
1930-31 Zanesville High School - Ohio (High School)
1931-32 Zanesville High School - Ohio (High School)
1933-34 Ohio State University (College)
1934-35 Ohio State University (College)
1935-36 Ohio State University (College) 
1936-37 Columbus Athletic Supplies (MBC)
1936-37 Zanesville Greys (MBC)
1937-38 Akron Firestone Non-Skids (NBL)
1938-39 Columbus Hilltop Merchants (Independent)

Born in Barnesville, Ohio, to John and Grace Whitlinger. Whitlinger has an three-sport star at Zanesville High School in Ohio. He went to Ohio State to play basketball, where he led the Big Ten in scoring. He graduated in 1936, and earned his MBA in 1940, playing 13 games with Akron Firestone in the NBL in that inaugural season. In the 1960's, he became a dedicated tennis coach and coached three national champions in his family alone. The Whitlinger Family was the UTSA National Tennis Family of the Year in 1987.
Whitlinger married Naomi Backes (1915-2007) on October 11, 1941, and the couple had three children; Warren, Wendy and John.



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