Percy Wilfred “Red” Griffiths
on 1920 Nittany Lions team
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 15th district
January 3, 1943 – January 3, 1949
Robert T. Secrest
Robert T. Secrest
Percy W. Griffiths
(1893-03-30)March 30, 1893
June 12, 1983(1983-06-12) (aged 90)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Penn State (assistant)
Head coaching record
Percy Wilfred "Red" Griffiths (March 30, 1893 – June 12, 1983) was a Republican politician, coach and athlete.
1 Early years
2 Football playing career
3 Football coaching career
3.1 Marietta College
3.2 Dickinson College
4 See also
6 External links
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After serving in the U.S. Navy during World War I, "Red" Griffiths attended Bloomsburg Normal School. He next attend Pennsylvania State College where he would become an All-American college football player in 1920 as a stalwart guard for Hugo Bezdek’s undefeated 1920 team. He also lettered in lacrosse for the Nittany Lions and earned a Bachelor of Science in chemistry there in 1921. He played one professional season (1921) with the Canton Bulldogs of the National Football League.
He continued his education at Columbia University, graduating in 1930.
Griffiths was athletic director and coached football, basketball and baseball at Marietta College in Marietta, Ohio from 1921 to 1927. He served as Marietta’s mayor from 1938 to 1939 and later represented Washington County, Ohio and Ohio's 15th congressional district in the 78th, 79th, and 80th U.S. Congresses (1943–1949).
He retired to Clearwater, Florida in 1952, where he lived until his death at the age of 90, in 1983.
Football playing career
Griffiths was an All-American in football at Penn State where he played guard on the offensive line.
Football coaching career
Griffiths coached football at Ma