HOF Coach Profile: SM East's Glen Percy 3/21

Glen Percy

By PrepsKC staff
Posted: March 22, 2019 - 12:07 PM



Percy was born in 1928 in Carlyle, Kansas. He graduated from Iola High School in 1946 and worked various jobs before a career in the Navy that lasted until 1952 when he finished his undergraduate college education at Washburn University.

After Washburn, Percy embarked on a teaching and coaching career that included nine high schools and two colleges spanning 48 years. His stops included Pleasanton, Kingman, Ponca City, Coffeyville, Hutchinson, Shawnee Mission East, Wichita West, Iola, Yates Center, Hutchinson Community College and Ottawa University.

He won league titles at Coffeyville and Hutchinson High School. Percy was named the Cecil Patterson Kansas City Metro Coach of the Year and Chiefs Coach of the Year while at East.

Percy also served as head coach in the Kansas Shrine Bowl, the Kansas City Big Brothers and Big Sisters All Star Game and the KC Metro Dream Classic. He is also a member of the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame.

Percy passed away in 2014.