Interview with Glenn Presnell


  • Identifier: 1978 OH 461
  • Date: 9/13/1978
  • Interviewer: Berge, William H.
  • Interviewee: Presnell, Glenn
  • Description: Glenn Presnell was an All American Football player at Nebraska, and an All Pro running back with the National Football League's Ironton, Portsmouth, and Detroit franchises. He joined EKU's football coaching staff in 1947, where he eventually became head coach. He also served as the Athletics Director and coach for the golf team before his retirement in 1974. In this interview, he discusses his knowledge of the "T" formation and his reasons for coming to EKU. He also explains his coaching style and relationship with faculty and administrators.
  • Location: Ironton, OH
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  • Restrictions: none
  • Rights: Contact Special Collections and Archives, Crabbe Library, Eastern Kentucky University for reproductions, rights and permission to publish.
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“Interview with Glenn Presnell,” William H. Berge Oral History Center, accessed July 27, 2021,