William L. McGlumphy of Washington
was raised in the Tylerdale area of the city and played YMCA Junior
League and Church League baseball. He also played for Tygart Valley
Glass in the Industrial League in 1934. He played four years of football
at Washington High School where he graduated in 1934.
McGlumphy played four years of football at Waynesburg College, where he
graduated in 1938, with the Yellow Jackets meeting such major rivals as
Pitt, West Virginia, Duquesne and Fordham University. He was named to
Fordham's All-Opponent team in 1936. He also lettered in track and
participated in wrestling at Waynesburg.
McGlumphy played semipro football in 1938 and 1939 with Menzies of
McKeesport and faced teams such as the Warren Redbirds, Akron Aawnings,
Minerva Merchants and St. Rosalia Prep. Menzies also played exhibition
games against the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1938 and the first team known as
the Steelers in 1939.
McGlumphy returned to Wash High as a teacher in 1939 and served as
backfield coach under Bill Amos before entering military service from
1942 until 1946. He assisted head coaches Hank Day and Emil Dupke after
returning and was baseball coach from 1946 through 1953 with Wash High
winning two section titles and advancing to the WPIAL semifinals in