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Gerry Glasco completed his fourth season at the University of Georgia in 2011. Glasco serves as the Bulldogs' recruiting coordinator and he held the title of assistant coach from 2009-11. At the end of the 2011 season Glasco was promoted to associate head coach.
In his first year as the associate head coach, Glasco helped three Bulldog hitters to over a .300 batting average, led by Kristyn Sandberg, who finished the year with a .355 average and led the team in home runs with 19. He also helped guide Sandberg to Second Team All-American Honors, First Team All-Region Honors and First Team All-SEC honors. Glasco guided Paige Wilson to four SEC Freshman of the Week honors, SEC All-Freshman Team honors and SEC All-Tournament honors, after she hit .342 for the year. As recruiting coordinator, Glasco helped sign seven ESPN Top 100 players, more than any other team in the nation. Of the Top 100 players that he helped sign, three were in the top 18, including the fifth-best player in the nation.
In his first year at UGA in 2009, Glasco helped the Bulldogs reach their first-ever Women's College World Series and played a key role in Georgia's hitting instruction helping the Dogs bat .319 with a school-record 85 home runs. The Bulldogs also finished the year with nation's second-best slugging percentage, a school-record .574 clip, and they were sixth in scoring at 6.32 runs per game. In 2010, Glasco helped the Bulldogs reach the WCWS a second consecutive season while establishing eight new single-season school records including home runs (99), runs (422), doubles (102), RBI (380), total bases (944), walks (231), slugging percentage (.578) and on-base percentage (.413). In 2011, the Bulldogs continued to attack the offensive record books improving upon those school records in runs (434), RBI (390), walks (238) and on-base percentage (.418). Over his three years with the program, Georgia is 148-39.
A native of Crab Orchard, Ill., Glasco joined the Bulldog program in the summer of 2008 from Johnston City High School where he worked as an assistant coach. From 1999-2004 and from 2007-08, Glasco worked in the assistant coach role with Johnston City High School. During the 2007 and 2008 seasons the Indians posted 32-3 marks each spring. Glasco also served as coach of the junior high school program that finished 29-0 while winning the state championship in 2007 and 25-4 with a third place finish at the state level in 2006.
Glasco was the founder of the Illinois Southern Force Softball organization, and he served as head coach of the Southern Force Gold from 2001-08 finishing in the top-20 four times at the prestigious ASA Gold Nationals including two finishes in the top-10. He led the Southern Force to the 2004 18U Gold National Championship, which was held in Marietta, Ga. Additionally, the Illinois Southern Force program became nationally recognized by winning the Canada Cup Futures Championship in 2003, and more recently finishing second and fourth at the ASA 16U A Nationals in 2007 and 2008, respectively. Glasco and the Southern Force coaching staff were honored as the "National Travel Team Coaching Staff of the Year" in 2004 by the NFCA (National Fastpitch Coaching Association).
Glasco graduated from Crab Orchard High School in 1976 where he lettered in track, baseball and basketball. He went on to attend the University of Illinois, where he graduated with a degree in Agricultural Economics in 1980.
Glasco is married to Vickie Johnson Glasco, and they have three daughters, Tara, Erin and Geri Ann. Tara played collegiate softball at Southern Illinois University Carbondale and is in her second season as an assistant at Georgia, and Erin played collegiately at Texas A&M, where she helped lead the Aggies to a runner-up finish for the national championship at the Women's College World Series in 2008. Glasco's third daugher is a freshman on the Georgia softball team.