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Samuel Greller
Samuel  Greller

Last College:
Illinois AC

Position:
Coach

Induction Year:
1976


Elected to Hall of Fame: 1976, Charter Member

Club: Illinois Athletic Club

College: University of Iowa, Northwestern Univ.

High School: Crane H.S.

Playing Record: 1920 - 1928

Participation:

  • AAU Sr. National Championship Team indoor 1927
  • US Olympic Team Alternate 1924 Paris Fr.
  • US Olympic Team 1928 Amsterdam Holland IX
  • AAU Sr. National Championship Team (IAC) outdoor 1951, 54, 56, 58, 59
  • US Pan American Team 1959
  • Canadian Championship Team 1963

Coach:

  • AAU Sr. National Championship Team (IAC) indoor 1948, 49, 50, 51, 54, 56, 58, 59, 60

Official:

  • NCAA Swimming in the Big Ten

Team Manager:

  • US Olympic Team 1956 XVI Melbourne Aus.

Swimming:

  • Member of the AAU Sr. National 400 mtr. Relay 1925 - with Buddy Wallen, Johnny Weismuller, & Perry McGillivary

Honors:

  • AAU National Water Polo Committee and the US Olympic Water Polo Committee covered a period of 15 years
  • President of the Midwest Chapter of US Olympians 1955, 56
  • Member of the Helms Foundation Swimming Hall of Fame
  • Involved in the promotion of Billy Rose Aquatics in NYC 1939 - 40

Personal:

  • Business - Sports Medals & Trophies, Sam Greller Inc.
  • Married Spouse - Go, Daughter Joyce, Son Charles & Brother Richie
  • Member of Mayor Daley's Youth Foundation
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