Kenneth A. Simendinger
Sport:
Year of Graduation:
Year Inducted:
Baseball, Football
1924
1958

Biography

Simendinger came to Mount St. James as a transfer from Lehigh. He played three years of football and baseball, cracking two home runs and a double in his diamond debut against Dartmouth, earning him the nickname as the “Babe Ruth of the Eastern Intercollegiates.” On the gridiron he was known as a powerful blocker and tackler. Upon graduation, Simendinger become the head coach of the Crusader men's basketball team, and is the only Crusader coach to have served for just one season.  He left Holy Cross to become football coach at Gonzaga High in Washington D.C., where his 1926 squad was unbeaten and unscored upon.