Barberton in Summit County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Glenn "Jeep" Davis
To honor your many accomplishments as a teacher, coach, and athlete, and to thank you for setting a great example for your peers and the youth of the Magic City.
Selected.....All Ohio Football-1954
Track Coach & Teacher.....Barberton High School
Selected.....Barberton Sports Hall of Fame
Selected.....National High School Sports Hall of Fame
Track Coach.....Cornell University
Football Captain.....North All Stars
Professional Athlete.....Detroit Lions-National Football League
World Record Holder.....Five Track & Field Records
Selected.....National Track & Field Hall of Fame - 1974
High School State Record Holder.....180 Yard Low Hurdles
Winner.....Ohio State University - 26 Big-Ten Track Championships
Selected.....Olympic Hall of Fame
Torchbearer.....1996 Olympic Games
Sullivan Award.....Nation's Outstanding Amateur Athlete - 1958
Selected.....Summit County Sports Hall of Fame
Gold Medal Winner.....1956 Olympic Games-400 Meter Hurdles
Gold Medal Winner.....1960 Olympic Games-400 Meter Hurdles
Gold Medal Winner.....1960
Awarded.....Top 100 Track & Field Athletes in World - 1987
Awarded.....Top 100 Athletes in All Sports - 1996
5-Time All-American.....1956 Through 1960
Single-Handedly Won State of Ohio High School Track Championship
The Barberton Athlete of the Century
400 Meter Hurdles (49.2)
440 Yard Hurdles (49.9)
200 Meter Hurdles (22.5)
440 Yard Dash (45.7)
1600 Meter Relay (3:02.2)
100 Meter Dash (10.3)
100 Yard Dash (9.40)
200 Meter Dash (20.3)
120 Yard High Hurdles (13.7)
Long Jump (25'8")
High Jump (6'11")
Nowhere in the history of Barberton sports has there ever been a finer athlete...and perhaps there never will be.
Erected by Concerned Citizens of Barberton.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports. A significant historical year for this entry is 1974.
Location. 41° 0.82′ N, 81° 36.701′ W. Marker is in Barberton, Ohio, in Summit County. Marker is at the intersection of Park Avenue and 5th Street NW, on the left when traveling west on Park Avenue. Monument is on the grounds of the Barberton Public Library. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 602 West Park Avenue, Barberton OH 44203, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distanceThe Freedom Tree (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named The Freedom Tree (about 600 feet away); Staff Sergeant Howard E. Woodford (about 600 feet away); Barberton Military Honor Roll (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named The Freedom Tree (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named The Freedom Tree (about 600 feet away); Ohio Columbus Barber (approx. ¼ mile away); Slovenian Independent Society Home (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Barberton.
Also see . . .
1. Glenn Davis Obituary in the Washington Post. (Submitted on October 28, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Glenn Davis Obituary in Akron Beacon Journal. (Submitted on October 28, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Glenn Davis at the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games. (Submitted on October 28, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 28, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 950 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 28, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.