Milton McManaway
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Career history
Furman (1919–1921)
Career highlights and awards
*All-Southern (1921)
  • Furman Athletic Hall of Fame

Milton E. McManaway was a college football player. He later coached high school football before becoming a successful attorney in Chicago.[1] He also spent time as an insurance agent in Spartanburg, South Carolina.[2]

Furman[edit | edit source]

He was a prominent quarterback for Billy Laval's Furman Purple Hurricane of Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina. He was also a star on defense and was noted for his ability to intercept and break up forward passes. He also never had a punt blocked.[1] He was inducted into the Furman Athletic Hall of Fame in 1986.[1]

1920[edit | edit source]

McManaway was quarterback and Speedy Speer halfback on the 1920 team which suffered its only loss to SIAA champion Georgia. McManaway was elected captain at year's end.[3]

1921[edit | edit source]

Furman did not lose to an opponent from South Carolina for 3 years from 1919 to 1921, outscoring opponents 485 to 32.[4] "In Captain McManaway, quarter-back, Furman had a man who could run, punt and pass from punt formation as good as the best."[4] He was selected All-Southern by Ed Danforth of the Atlanta Georgian.[5] McManaway was called by Scoop Latimer "one of two best quarterbacks in the South," presumably behind Centre's Bo McMillin.[1]

High School Coaching[edit | edit source]

McManaway's first high school coaching position after Furman was at Batesburg-Leesville (SC) High School. In 1922 he led the Twins to a 6-3-1 record as they fell to Charleston (SC) High School in the Lower State Championship 40-0. Charleston would win the championship over Gaffney.

In 1923 the Twins again would go 6-3-1 as they fell to Columbia (SC) High School in the Lower State Championship 14-0. Columbia would lose to Thornwell in the championship game. Through 1925 there was only a single classification in South Carolina High School football with Batesburg-Leesville being a much smaller school than Charleston and Columbia, two of the largest cities in the state. Following the 1923-24 school year McManaway would leave Batesburg-Leesville with a record of 12-6-2.

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