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Glenn McCormick

Inducted 2005

Elgin High School Class of 1943


Glenn graduated from Elgin High School in 1943. As a member of the wrestling team, he won the conference champion- Ship and went on to the State Finals his senior season. At age 17, he enlisted in the Navy and became a fighter pilot flying the Corsair and attained the rank of Lt. Commander. He graduated from USC with Bachelors and Masters degrees where he competed in wrestling, diving, and trampoline. Glenn married Pat Keller in 1949 and coached her when she won the 1952 Olympics.
McCormick was the 1956 Olympic Diving coach when Pat won another two gold medals making her the only woman to win back to back "Double Doubles." Glenn started McCormick Divers in 1968. The city of Long Beach dedicated the platforms to Glenn in 1966, one year after his passing. He is an inductee in the International Swimming and Diving Hall of Fame. Glenn was also one of the finest and most well respected coaches in the world. He coached at the World Championships in 1973, and he judged at the 1984 and 1988 Olympic Games, as well as the 1986 and 1994 World Championships. He coached 5 Olympic gold medallists, 2 Olympic silver medallists, an Olympic bronze medallist, plus 8 more national champions. U.S. Diving has an award in Glenn's name that is given out at the U.S. Aquatics Convention each year.