Legendary coach and SCAHOF member George Glymph dies

For release: December 16, 2021

Contact: Tony Ciuffo 843/819-1139


COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame family mourns the loss of basketball coaching legend and Hall of Fame member George Glymph. Glymph was also a past member of the SCAHOF Board of Directors.

George Glymph

Glymph, who was inducted into the SCAHOF in 1999, coached Eau Claire High School to five state basketball championships and a record of 471-135 from 1974-96. He was named the state’s Coach of the Year 25 times in basketball, track and field and cross country.

Glymph later worked for the NBA’s Portland Trailblazers, Indiana Pacers and the New York Knicks in player development and assistant coaching roles.

Some of Glymph’s other honors include induction into the S.C. Black Hall of Fame in 1995, the S.C. Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2002 and the Richland School District 1 Hall of Fame in 2006. He was also selected as an Olympic Torch bearer for the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta.


Glymph earned a bachelor’s of science degree from Benedict College in 1965 and later earned a master’s of education degree from the University of South Carolina.

“We are saddened and heartbroken over the passing of hall of fame member and coaching legend George Glymph,” said SCAHOF Executive Director Andy Solomon. “He will forever be remembered for the tremendous impact he left on his community, our state and the lives of many young people.”


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