Assistant Coach Gerry Glasco
Gerry Glasco has been named an assistant coach for the Auburn softball program, head coach Mickey Dean announced Tuesday. Glasco spent the previous three seasons as an associate head coach at Texas A&M.
“I am extremely excited that Gerry is joining our staff,” Dean said. “I think he’s one of the top hitting coaches in the country and he will be a tremendous asset to our staff and to our program.”
A 10-year Southeastern Conference coaching veteran, Glasco has produced 11 All-Americans, 29 All-SEC honorees and 31 All-Region selections. Glasco’s teams have made 10 NCAA Tournament appearances, seven NCAA Super Regionals and have appeared in the Women’s College World Series three times.
“I am so excited to join one of the top softball programs in the country, in the best softball conference in the nation,” Glasco said. “Auburn is a school with tremendous recent softball success and historic, long-term athletic success overall.”
In three seasons at Texas A&M, Glasco was crucial to the offensive attack as the Aggies produced a slash line of .300/.400/.500. His clubs tallied 465 extra-base hits, including 213 home runs and scored 6.1 runs per game over that span.
Like Coach Dean, Glasco shares experience coaching at the professional level.
In the summer of 2014, Glasco led the USSSA Florida Pride as head coach to both a National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) regular season championship title and NPF Tournament championship title for the first time in Pride history. He also won the championship in 2017 with the Scrap Yard Dawgs with former Auburn player Kasey Cooper.
“I am excited to work under and learn from Coach Dean, who is absolutely one of the brightest minds in softball and an incredibly hard worker, who runs his program with both discipline and great integrity,” Glasco said. “Together, with the tremendous resources of Auburn Athletics, I have no doubt that we will compete for a national championship.”
Glasco joined the Aggies from the University of Georgia, where he spent three seasons as an assistant coach before being promoted to associate head coach after the 2011 season.
The Crab Orchard, Ill. native helped the Bulldogs to a 277-92 mark as the team hovered near the top of NCAA and SEC rankings in almost all offensive categories and set over 20 team offensive records. In 2014, the Bulldogs captured their first SEC Tournament Championship in program history.
His impact was immediately felt as the Bulldogs hit 26 home runs in 2008 before hitting 85 in 2009, his first season.
Glasco spent seven seasons as the assistant softball coach at Johnston City (Illinois) High School before taking his first collegiate job at Georgia, 1999-2004 and 2006-2008.
During his time at JCHS, Glasco founded the Illinois Southern Force Softball organization and served as the head coach of the Southern Force Gold from 2001-08.
Glasco graduated from Crab Orchard High School in 1976 where he lettered in baseball and basketball. He graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in agricultural economics in 1980.
Glasco and his wife, Vickie, have three daughters, Tara, Erin and Geri Ann.