Richard J. Glendon
Navy's Assistant Coach 1919-1923
Navy's Head Crew Coach 1923-1925
Columbia's Crew Coach 1925-1933
Glendon began his coaching career by assisting his father, Richard A. Glendon at the Naval Academy. In addition to coaching, he served as a member of the Coast Guard. In 1923, he took over as head coach. Despite hopes for a renewal of his contract, Glendon left Navy for Columbia University. During his tenure at Columbia, the varsity won at Poughkeepsie twice, something they had not done since before World War I.
In December 1933, Glendon's life was cut tragically short at the age of 37 when he died near his father's home in Massachusetts due to a gunshot wound. He left behind a wife and 3 small children.
Glendon had a major impact on the prestige and pride of the Columbia rowing program despite his short tenure there.
Writings by Glendon
Rowing by Richard A. Glendon and Richard J. Glendon