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Percy Grenfell

Percy Grenfell apparently never realized he was a little guy. At Cuyahoga Falls High School, he was 5-foot-1, but that didn't stop him from making the all-conference basketball team. At Kent State University, after he filled out to 5-9, 260-pound opponent. the little guard was a playmaking wizard for the Golden Flashes. He also led the team in scoring two of his three varsity season. As a senior, Grenfell became the first Kent player named to the All-Mid-American Conference basketball first team. He was also an honorable mention Little All-American selection in 1953, but that had nothing to do with his lack of size. In three seasons, he scored 993 points for the Flashes. After college, Grenfell played one season with the Goodyear Wingfoots. He then began a career in high school athletics - as a coach and athletic director at Green and Cuyahoga Falls - that lasted more than 30 years. Now retired, Grenfell was included into the Kent State Sports Hall of Fame in 1984.

Inducted 1992 | Coach, Basketball, Administrator