Torrington Hall of Fame 2012 Inductee.....Glenn Brignolo
Besides being selected as Class Beau in the THS Class of 1971, Glenn left his mark on Torrington High School Sports when playing football and baseball.
Lettering in both sports all four years, Glenn was a tri-captain of his football team and captain of baseball.
In 1968, Glenn was named Waterbury Republican Player of the Week for his outstanding play in Torrington’s win against Ansonia when he rushed for 120 yards and two touchdowns. In another game against Holy Cross, he scored four touchdowns to give THS a winning season.
Being named All-State Honorable Mention, he scored forty-eight per cent of his football team’s points.
He placed seventh in the Naugatuck Valley League. Glenn was also the leading rusher and scorer three out of his four years at THS.
In baseball, Glenn was chosen to the first team All-NVL. Captain of his team, he lead the team in home runs with a batting average of .333.
After high school, Glenn attended Milford Academy on a scholarship. He lettered in both football and baseball and graduated with honors.
Glenn was then awarded a full scholarship to Slippery Rock State College where he went on to letter in football for three years. He was the leading running back that carried his JV team to a 6-0 record.
As a junior he was captain of the Varsity Specialty Team.Glenn led his football team to a first conference win on Homecoming 1975 which was played on national television.
At this game, Glenn had 151 yards and scored twice.
For his efforts, he was designated “Player of the Game” and awarded the Lynn Hoffman Memorial Award for outstanding player.
Glenn is now retired from a successful career at Southern Bell Yellow Pages and volunteers his time taking seniors to doctor appointments when not enjoying his family and two grandsons. Glenn resides in Coral Springs, Florida.