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Larry Snyder

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Inducted: 1978, coach

Born: August 9, 1896 - Canton, Ohio
Deceased: September 25, 1982

The head track coach at Ohio State University from 1932 until 1965, Lawrence "Larry" Snyder coached some of the greatest track athletes in history, including Hall of Famers Jesse Owens, Dave Albritton, Glenn Davis and Mal Whitfield. Snyder was a pilot instructor in World War I and did some stunt flying in the early 1920s before enrolling at Ohio State. After an outstanding track career, he later wound up at track coach at OSU. During his coaching career, his athletes set 14 world records, won 52 All-Americans certificates and eight Olympic gold medals. An assistant coach of the 1952 Olympic team, Snyder was head coach of the 1960 team. He retired from coaching five years later.

undergraduate: Ohio State (Columbus, Ohio)


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