Name: Glenn Davis
Sport: Track and Field
Event(s): 400-meter Hurdles, 4x400
DOB: 9/12/1934
Birthplace: Wellsburg, W.Va.
Hometown: Barberton, Ohio
High School: Barberton High School (Barberton, Ohio)
College: Ohio State University
Olympic Experience
  • Two-time Olympian (1956, 1960); three-time Olympic medalist (3 golds)
  • Melbourne 1956, gold (400-meter hurdles)
  • 1968 Mexico City, gold (400 hurdles, 4x400)
Personal: One of 10 siblings...Nicknamed “Jeep”...Attended Barberton High School where he excelled at football and track...All-American in track and field at Ohio State University...Ran his first 400-meter hurdles in 1956, winning the Amateur Athletic Union national championship in the event that same year...Led the U.S. podium sweep of the 400 hurdles at the Olympic Games Melbourne 1956...Received the James E. Sullivan Award as the country’s most outstanding amateur athlete in 1958...Played wide receiver for the Detroit Lions in 1960 and 1961 despite not having played college football…Coached track at Cornell University...Taught and coached at Barberton High School... Ran Jeep’s Olympic Driving School in Barberton, drawing on his lifelong nickname...Father to three children, Glenn Jr., Timothy and Jennifer.