Following Julie Sargent’s resignation during the offseason, DePauw University has found a new head women’s lacrosse coach in Tucker Glass. He was most recently the assistant women’s lacrosse coach at Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY for the past two years.
He helped the Hawks to a 13-18 record, finishing 5-11 in the Empire 8 Conference. In addition to coaching lacrosse, Glass also served as Hartwick’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee advisor.
Glass also previously served as a governance intern at the NCAA from 2013-2014. He also assisted at the 2014 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championship.
Prior to that, he was a teacher and modified girl’s lacrosse coach in the Oswego, N.Y., School District and led his team to an 11-2 record.
Glass was a captain of the Plattsburgh lacrosse team. While there, he was named to the 2012 State University of New York Athletic Conference All-Tournament Team. He also earned conference all-academic honors in 2009 and 2010, and was named to the SUNYAC Commissioner’s List in 2011.
Glass served as president of SUNY Plattsburgh’s SAAC for two years and represented the SUNYAC and Empire 8 conferences on the NCAA Division III SAAC. He also attended the 2011, 2012 and 2013 NCAA Conventions.
Glass’s profession of coaching shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone, as he has been around the coaching lifestyle throughout his life.
I grew up in a family of coaches. My mom’s side of the family is big into basketball. I have family members, uncles, cousins, and great uncles who have all been involved with collegiate basketball at pretty much every level. So, I would say it’s in my blood.
However, in addition the experience he gained growing up around coaches, Glass thinks the experience he gained at Hartwick is crucial considering the difficulty of the conference his team was playing in.
We played in the Empire 8 conference there, which is one of the better lacrosse conferences in the country,” Glass said, “I really gained an appreciation and was afforded a lot of opportunities to learn and grow as a young coach in the sport of Division III Women’s lacrosse.
Now set to begin his inaugural season in the spring, Glass has expressed the coaching philosophy he will use to continue to build the young lacrosse program at DePauw.
“My position is that you have to holistically develop each individual, not just as a student, not just as an athlete, but invest in them and help them develop as a person,” he said. “And then within that developmental process, have to be able to formulate a lot of how they’re developing within a team construct that puts the team above themselves.”