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Glenn Furman, Coach

Glenn Allen Furman was born and raised in a small town in southwestern Pennsylvania.  He was a graduate of Mount Morris High School where he was salutatorian of his graduation class and a star football player, winning many honors for his accomplishments.  He then attended West Virginia University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree.  He later graduated from the University of Virginia with a Master of Education degree.

He married his high school sweetheart Jean Lemley in 1960.  He has 3 daughters, Lynne, Peggy and Kris and is the proud grandfather of five, Stephanie, Ryan, Benjamin, Megan and David.  He presently resides in Alexandria where he is enjoying retirement to the fullest.  Glenn remains active with church work, hunting, and fishing, travel and of course the grandchildren.

He began his 35-year teaching/coaching career in 1963 at Francis C. Hammond High School.  Glenn served as an assistant varsity coach at F. C. Hammond for 8 years.  He later became the head T. C. Williams junior varsity coach which concluded at 65 wins, 1 loss record with a 38 game winning streak and an un-scored upon 9-0 season.  He became T. C.  Williams head coach in 1982.  His overall record at T. C. was 94-23-2, winning 2 state championships, 1 state runner-up and 7 district titles.

The 1984 and 1987 teams were 14-0 and ranked third and 7th in the nation by USA TODAY.  Glenn has won many state and national coaching awards.  In 2000 he was inducted into the Fairfax County Football Coaches Hall of Fame.  He is presently a nominee for the Virginia State Coaches Hall of Fame.  Glenn is also a recipient of the Distinguished West Virginia University Alumni award.  Forty-one of his players have received football scholarships.

In Glenn’s 30 years of coaching he has never experienced a losing season.  Glenn was a great motivator of young men, a very strict disciplinarian.  To his players he became a father-like image who would always stand up for them.  His greatest feat as a coach will always be the impact he had on young people’s lives.

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