#BlackHistoryMonth – Glen C. Moore: First African American Assistant Coach for Men’s Fencing

For the month of February, the Underground will shine a spotlight on prominent figures in the black community.


Glen C. Moore was the first African American to be an assistant coach for the Penn State men’s fencing team. In 1980 Moore was selected to be a referee in the NCAA Fencing championships at Penn State. Moore received his undergraduate degree at the State University of New York College at Oswego. He graduated from Penn State in 1980 with a Master’s degree in Public Administration.

The University nominated Moore to take part in the Presidential Management Fellowship program. He was selected to participate and spent three years working in various Federal departments.In 1998, Moore retired from the United States Department of Defense after twenty years as a member of the Senior Executive Service.

Glen C. Moore is important because he shows that success comes in all forms. Not just a teacher in the classroom but in a lesser popular sport such as fencing and to be successful at that. Later having further success after leaving Penn State and working for the government.

About Kevin Abrokwah (8 Articles)
Kevin is a sophomore who enjoys playing instruments such as the guitar, piano and viola. He currently lives in the northeast region of Philadelphia, Pa but was born in New Brunswick, NJ. Being a former captain of his high school football team Kevin loves the outdoors and sports in general. He is a Lenfest scholar who is undecided on a major but is looking to go to med school. Kevin is a gentle giant who loves to be around family and friends just having a good time.

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