SI Vault
 
THE LETTER'S AUTHOR
George Munger
July 31, 1961
For 25 years, since he saw action himself as a football halfback and as an accomplished decathlon performer, George A. Munger has been preoccupied with the cause of fitness. After two seasons as track and football coach at Philadelphia's Episcopal Academy, he served five years as freshman football and track coach and sixteen years as varsity football coach at the University of Pennsylvania. For the past seven years he has been professor and director of physical education at Penn, also supervising intramural athletics for non-varsities and also-rans. In the summers Munger directs Camp Tecumseh, a bosky stronghold of fun and fitness in Center Harbor, N.H. To keep himself in condition today, at age 51, Munger devotes his leisure to equestrian sports and taking care of his own two horses. It was after attending the Rome Olympics last summer as a member of the U.S. Equestrian Committee that he took off on an eight-country tour to find the answers that might help American youth back onto the proper road to fitness.
Decrease font Decrease font
Enlarge font Enlarge font
July 31, 1961

The Letter's Author

View CoverRead All Articles View This Issue

For 25 years, since he saw action himself as a football halfback and as an accomplished decathlon performer, George A. Munger has been preoccupied with the cause of fitness. After two seasons as track and football coach at Philadelphia's Episcopal Academy, he served five years as freshman football and track coach and sixteen years as varsity football coach at the University of Pennsylvania. For the past seven years he has been professor and director of physical education at Penn, also supervising intramural athletics for non-varsities and also-rans. In the summers Munger directs Camp Tecumseh, a bosky stronghold of fun and fitness in Center Harbor, N.H. To keep himself in condition today, at age 51, Munger devotes his leisure to equestrian sports and taking care of his own two horses. It was after attending the Rome Olympics last summer as a member of the U.S. Equestrian Committee that he took off on an eight-country tour to find the answers that might help American youth back onto the proper road to fitness.

1