Glenn Theulen, who played a pivotal role in the growth of the Keene State College athletic program and spent 16 seasons as the charismatic and colorful coach of the men’s basketball team, died on December 30 in his hometown of Perry, Iowa. He was 88. Theulen first came to Keene State in 1968 and returned in the fall of 1997 to be inducted into the College’s Alumni Athletic Hall of Fame. Along with long-time men’s soccer coach Ron Butcher and Ted Kehr, Theulen elevated the Owl athletic program to become a major source of pride for the College.
The Keene Sentinel’s Executive Editor Paul Miller wrote a touching tribute: “A Flood of Memories; Lessons of Grace.”