Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Day 75: Manhattan Transfer

Coach Galen Snyder

First off today, make sure you check out the GoColumbiaLions.com Web site and see the "splash page" that hawks football season tickets.

The page features a good shot of QB Millie Olawale, Roar-EE, and some students in full light blue body paint. (By the way, I never did the full body paint thing... but you gotta respect the kids who do, as long as they are indeed below the age of 30 and 250 or so pounds).

Today's memorable linebacker I'd like to recognize is Galen Snyder '91, who came to Columbia as a transfer from Duke University. During the first two seasons of Head Coach Ray Tellier's tenure, Snyder was the anchor of the defense and showed the signs of being a good motivator and future coach.

The Lions won only two games in Snyder's two varsity seasons of 1989 and 1990, but Snyder had so many standout games that he was named to the All Ivy second team in '89 and the first team in 1990.

Unbelievable tackle totals were Snyder's calling card.

In a 27-12 loss to Bucknell at Wien Stadium in 1989, Snyder was a part of an incredible 35 tackles. No, that's not a misprint, it was 35 tackles in one game!

In a close loss at Penn in 1990, Snyder had 18 tackles.

Snyder was elected team captain before that 1990 season and he has continued that legacy as a team leader. Snyder currently is the head football coach at his alma mater of Pennsbury High School outside of Philadelphia.

None of Coach Snyder's recent grads are playing ball in the Ivies, but there must be no hard feelings at Bucknell over his efforts in the 1989 game because of his players is now with the Bison.


At Thu Oct 20, 02:04:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...


At Mon Oct 24, 04:30:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

he is a better coach than u or anyone u know will ever be so stop talking bud and hes making the playoffs this year


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