John Glendening and his family moved to El Dorado in 1947 after his discharge from the Army and he went to work for Skelly Refinery. He retire from the refinery in 1977 and lived in El Dorado until his death in 1993. Not many people remain in the heart of baseball for as many years as John chose to do. He loved coaching and being a part of baseball with many young people.
Several players who played for him or were around during many of his coaching years felt he was a legend in his own time. John started his Little League coaching in the late 1950's and stayed with it through Pee Wee years right on through men's softball league that extended around 1980. He was also a softball team coach. Along the way, Glendening coached some state championship team that extended beyond summer recreation. Anyone who has worked in this area knows how hard it is, putting in so many volunteer hours but yet still enjoying it so much.
John Glendening had respect for the game and his players which made him the kind of coach he was.