Mike McGlinchey

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After winning numerous awards as an all-round athlete at Newark High School and the University of Delaware, Mike McGlinchey served as head football coach at Central Connecticut State
University and Frostburg State University, and was head football and wrestling coach at Salisbury State University. He retired in 1996 after battling ALS for seven years, and died in 1997. He was
inducted into the Hall of Fame at Salisbury State University, Frostburg State University and the Division III Wrestling Hall of Fame. At Frostburg (1992-96), McGlinchey’s football team won the ECAC
Championship in 1994 and 1996 and played in the 1995 NCAA Division III quarterfinals. He was head football coach at Central Connecticut from 1987-92. While coaching at Salisbury State from 1972
through 1986, McGlinchey started the school’s wrestling program. His teams finished among the top five in Division III for four consecutive years. He developed 16 Division III All-American wrestlers
including three national champions. Mike also served as defensive coordinator of the football program for ten years before becoming head coach in 1982. Under McGlinchey, the Seagulls football team
also gained national attention, making the Division III semifinals in 1983, the quarterfinals in 1985 and finals in 1986. McGlinchey won letters in four sports at UD, where he was named 1967
Outstanding Male Senior Athlete. He won four varsity letters in wrestling, one each in football, soccer and baseball – and won the 1967 Red Tawes Award as the Blue Hens’ most improved wrestler. At
Newark High, Mike lettered in football, wrestling and baseball.



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