Piedmont coach moves to administrative role
|Lee Glenn is the
second-winningest coach in Piedmont men's basketball history, with
Piedmont athletics photo
Piedmont head men’s basketball coach Lee Glenn has taken an administrative role as the assistant athletic director for athletic communications and will step away from his duties on the hard court. Glenn will continue his role as the director of golf where he coordinates the administration of the men’s and women’s golf programs.
In his new role the 10-year veteran of the department will
oversee the school’s athletic communications department and
handle all promotion, marketing, image branding and home game
operations of the school’s 15 intercollegiate sports. Glenn
is no stranger to the field as he served as the assistant athletic
director for athletic communications for four years at Methodist
before arriving on the Demorest campus in 2002.
In his nine years as the head men’s basketball coach Glenn tallied a 99-135 career record which places him second on the school’s all-time wins and winning percentage lists. He took the reins of the program in 2003-04 as one of the youngest NCAA head coaches and has been roaming the sidelines during Piedmont’s entire NCAA Division III membership.
Glenn was named the Great South Athletic Conference Coach of the Year in 2011 and his program has mentored numerous academic and athletic achievements including a Josten’s Trophy finalist and All-American. His squads also claimed a pair of tournament titles during his tenure capturing both the 2009 NYC Tournament of Heroes title and the 2007 Roger Taylor Invitational championship during his tenure.
In his continued role of director of golf Glenn will aid the men’s and women’s golf programs, both of which he started from the ground up beginning in 2003 including five years as the programs’ head coach.
“I cannot express how appreciative I am of the opportunity to continue to impact the Piedmont College athletics community from a different perspective," Glenn said. "As a coach I have always stressed the importance of family and this move for me is a great opportunity for both myself professionally and, more importantly, my family personally. The personal relationships that basketball has afforded me will never be taken for granted and I look forward to being able to continue assisting with the individual development of student-athletes on this campus in a new capacity.”
“We are pleased Lee Glenn has accepted this new position within our athletic department. His experience and expertise in the field of athletic communications will be a strong asset to our program,” said athletic director John Dzik.
A nationwide search for Glenn’s replacement as head men’s basketball coach will begin immediately.