Glenville, WV – On Friday, May 19th the Glenville State College head football coach David Hutchison and his staff held their annual golf outing. This year they honored two legendary former coaches and GSC Hall OF Fame Members Bill Hanlin and “Whitey” Adolfson.
Bill Hanlin a native of Sistersville, West Virginia coached Glenville State College for 10 years, the longest tenure with the exception of the late Nate Rohrbough. While at GSC Coach Hanlin had a career coaching recorded of 48 victories, 39 losses, and 2 ties. His 1973 team finished 10-2 and was the National Runners up. Coach Hanlin was inducted into the Curtis Elam Athletic Hall of Fame in 2001.
Earl “Whitey” Adolfson is a native of Belmont, West Virginia. He came to GSC in 1966 as an instructor and assistant football coach with Coach Hanlon. He was the defensive coordinator for the Pioneers from 1968-1974 and was an integral part of the 1973 National Runner Up Team. Additionally he was assistant basketball coach in 1966 and helped revive the College’s wrestling program from 1968-1975. “Whitey” became the head football coach in 1975 and coached till 1979. Coach Adolfson was inducted into the Curtis Elam Athletic Hall of Fame in 2008.
The golf started with a shotgun start 9:00 a.m. at the beautiful Glenville Golf Club. Then at 6:00 p.m. everyone was invited to the home of I.L. and Sue Morris’s for a banquet honoring both Bill Hanlin and Whitey Adolfson. The outing then shifted to the Pioneer Grille where there was live music and plenty more stories.
“First of all I would like to thank everyone that helped make this event such a great success. We had so many generous sponsors, so many people that care about GSC Football. The outing was so much fun, we had players back representing every generation from the 50’s to now it was so nice to hear stories of the rich tradition of Glenville State Football,” stated Head Coach David Hutchison.
Overall it was a wonderful day as they celebrated these two legendary coaches with golf, food, and fun.