Inducted in 2007
Glen was born in Primghar, Iowa, on May 4, 1937, to Lloyd and Ruth Borland. He graduated from Primghar in 1955 with 13 varsity letters in football, basketball, baseball, and track. He received several All-Conference Awards and All-State recognition in football.
Glen continued his football career in college, playing freshman football at Iowa State University, before transferring to Iowa State Teachers College, Now Northern Iowa, where he earned two football letters, one under the legendary “Buck” Starbuck.
After graduating in 1959, he began teaching in Schleswig, Iowa. In the six years he was there he coached football and girls basketball. His football record there was 29-19-2 with one conference championship. His basketball teams won conference championships 6 times, reaching the State Tournament in 1961.
After a short time in the insurance business, Borland returned to teaching and coaching at Fort Atkinson. There he coached and taught for 30 years. He coached football there for 23 years – 15 as head coach with a record of 68-63. Also he assisted in boys basketball for 25 years at various levels. He co-coached the start of girls softball, was boys golf coach his first year, and also assisted in swimming. In the fall of 1990, he left high school coaching and became an assistant football coach under Bob Berezowitz at UW-Whitewater where he coached linebackers for 12 years. He retired from teaching in 1996 and coaching in 2001.
Borland became involved in WFCA during his tenure at Fort’s football coach serving on the State Football Clinic as a part of the Hall of Fame Committee. He is still active as a WIAA Track official, officiating for over 35 years.
Personally, he has bee an active member of Gideon’s International for 26 years, is an active member of Faith Community Church, Fort Atkinson, and considers his faith in Jesus Christ to be most important in his life.
He is thankful for his wonderful family, his calling as a coach, the great young men he coached, and is grateful to the WFCA for this great honor.
Tag(s): Hall of Fame