Legendary football coach Glenn “Pop” Warner was one of the most innovative of the game’s early collegiate coaches. Warner coached the Carlisle Indians and that team’s superstar, Jim Thorpe. He went from Pittsburgh University to Stanford in 1924. As a sign of his commitment, while completing his Pittsburgh contract, Warner sent assistant Andy Kerr and Tiny Thornhill ahead for two seasons to prepare for his move. He coached Stanford’s immortal Ernie Nevers and others to West Coast championships, a national championship title in 1926 and three Rose Bowl appearances.
Inducted into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame in 1984.
Plaque location: Stanford University