Glenn Kirschner was a three-year letterwinner for the football team under Head Coach Gary Fallon and Offensive Line Coach Jeff Stickley. Kirschner was selected by his teammates to serve as a team captain during his senior year.
As the center, he anchored one of the most talented and accomplished offensive lines in school history. Teaming with tackles Patrick O’Connell ’85 and James Koenig ’84 and guards Dan Seal ’84 and Craig Reilly ‘84, Kirschner helped pave the way for one of the top rushing offenses in school history.
During his career, Kirschner helped the Generals to four-straight winning seasons, a 25-13 overall record and the 1981 ODAC Championship – the program’s first conference title in 19 years.
Kirschner was selected to the First-Team All-ODAC squad following his sophomore, junior and senior years and was the first W&L football player to garner first-team all-conference accolades three times in his career. He also earned Kodak/AFCA First-Team All-America laurels following his 1983 season, one of just seven players from 1954 until his induction into the W&L Athletic Hall of Fame.
The recipient of an Army ROTC Scholarship at Washington and Lee, Kirschner graduated from law school and went on to serve more than six years on active duty as a prosecutor with the U.S. Army’s Judge Advocate General’s Corps. Thereafter, he continued his service as a career prosecutor with the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, where he was the longest serving Chief of the Homicide Section in the history of that office, responsible for overseeing all murder prosecutions in the District of Columbia.