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Nort Thornton Sr.
Nort  Thornton Sr.

Last College:
Stanford WPC

Position:
Coach

Induction Year:
1994


Elected to Hall of Fame: 1994

Club: Venice Swim Assoc., Olympic Club San Francisco

High School: Venice H.S., Palo Alto H.S.

Playing Record: H.S. 1921 - 26, College 1927 - 30, Club 1920's

Participation:

  • California State Championship Team 1923, 24, 25
  • Stanford Water Polo Team 1928, 29, 30

Coach:

  • Swimming & Water Polo at Menlo School & Jr. College 1930
  • Swimming & Water Polo at Stanford Univ. 1931-42
  • Swimming & Water Polo at Mt. View H.S. 1942-45
  • Swimming & Water Polo at Palo Alto H.S. 1945-60
  • League Champions 25 Straight Years & Undefeated string 1948-51

Honors:

  • Director of Athletics & P.E. at Mt. View H.S. 1942-45
  • Taught History & Hygiene at Palo Alto 1945-70
  • NCAA All American Team 1928, 29, 30
  • Captain Venice H.S. team 1925
  • President of the student body Venice H.S. 1926
  • All American Goalie Stanford Univ. 1928, 29, 30

Personal:

  • Attended private schools in England and came to the U.S. in 1914 during WWI
  • Spouse Martha B. (Synerholm) Thornton, died 10/8/77
  • Parents Lewis W. & Ruth Dolph Thornton deceased
  • Son Norton W., address listed above
  • Stanford Area Council Boy Scouts - 1940's Camp Oljato, Huntington Lake, CA
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