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Glen Hursey

Class of 2007


Glen Hursey

  • Glen Hursey

Birthdate: September 20, 1930 
Birthplace: Glenford, Ohio
High School: Glenford High School (1948)
College: Ohio University
Died: June 9, 2020
Year Inducted: 2007

Glen Hursey went to Glenford High School in Perry County and was an All-Ohio player for three years, graduating in 1948 as Ohio's all-time high school leading scorer, with 2431 total points. His 1948 Glenford Golden Hordes lost the semi-finals of thes state tournament on a last second goal to Eaton, who were the eventual champions.

Heavily recruited, Glen went on to play varsity basketball and baseball at Ohio University. He was a first-team all MAC selection in 1951-52. After his college career, he became a teacher and principal in the Glenford Schools. He officiated high school basketball and football for over 25 years, including ten state basketball finals and five championship games.

He was the first-ever Commissioner of the Muskingum Valley Athletic Conference as served in that role from from 1983-2003.

In 1990, he was inducted into the Ohio High School Athletic Association's Officials Hall of Fame. In 2002, Hursey was inducted into the Sheridan Athletic Hall of Fame. The school named their basketball court after Glen Hursey that same year.