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date: 27 February 2020

St. John, Lynn Wilburlocked

(18 November 1876–30 September 1950)
  • Steven P. Gietschier

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St. John, Lynn Wilbur (18 November 1876–30 September 1950), college athletics coach and administrator, was born in Union City, Pennsylvania. His parents’ names are unknown. His family moved to Monroe, Ohio, where he began his athletic career by playing sports in high school. After graduating in 1896 he began teaching school in Barberton, Ohio, although his career goal was to become a doctor. In 1900 he enrolled at Ohio State University in Columbus and played varsity football, but he left after one year to teach and coach at Fostoria (Ohio) High School because of a death in his family. A year later he was able to return to college, this time at the College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio, where he also coached the major sports and served as athletic director....

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