George L. DarleyLawyer, Hopkins coachGeorge L. Darley, a...

September 16, 1994

George L. Darley

Lawyer, Hopkins coach

George L. Darley, a lawyer who had coached basketball, football and lacrosse at the Johns Hopkins University, died Tuesday of respiratory failure at North Arundel Hospital. The Glen Burnie resident was 93.

He retired in 1966 after working for years as a staff lawyer for several insurance companies.

The Baltimore native attended Polytechnic Institute where he was quarterback on the football team. He was an All-Maryland quarterback at St. John's College in Annapolis and was known for his punting and broken-field running.

After graduating from St. John's in 1924, he began an 11-year coaching career at Hopkins, which he had attended before St. John's. He was an assistant coach and chief scout for the football and lacrosse teams.

He became head basketball coach at Hopkins and was named head football coach in the summer of 1935 at a time when the university was de-emphasizing intercollegiate sports. After the 1935 football season, he resigned all of his coaching posts.

Henny Beeler, a former lacrosse player and 1934 Hopkins graduate, said, "He was a real nice kind of a guy, small in stature. I don't guess he weighed over 135 or 140 pounds. He was plenty good and plenty strict. The guys really paid attention to him."

A memorial Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 217 N. Carey St., Baltimore.

He is survived by a son, George L. Darley Jr. of Glen Burnie; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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