Gerry Glasco is an American college softball coach who is serving as the head coach of the Louisiana Ragin Cajuns Softball team. With an impressive track record spanning nine seasons in the Southeastern Conference (SEC), Glasco has solidified his position as one of the nation’s top offensive coaches and recruiters.
His coaching prowess was instrumental in guiding the Georgia Bulldogs to two final-four finishes at the Women’s College World Series. Additionally, he played a vital role in Texas A&M’s ascent in the SEC, culminating in a memorable trip to Oklahoma City in 2017. Notably, Glasco also served as the associate head coach at Auburn during the fall of 2017.
Beyond his coaching achievements, Glasco is known for developing positive relationships with his players and serving as a mentor to young women beyond the softball field. These qualities make him an excellent fit for both the softball program and the broader athletic department at Louisiana. With Gerry Glasco at the helm, the Ragin’ Cajuns Softball team is poised to embark on an exciting journey filled with a winning tradition, the pursuit of excellence, and the holistic development of student-athletes.
Glasco was born in 1958 in Macomb, Illinois. He went to Crab Orchard High School and lettered in baseball and basketball. He studied at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and graduated with a bachelor’s in Agricultural Economics.
Gerry Glasco Career
Glasco served as the varsity softball team’s assistant coach from 2000 to 2004 and again from 2007 to 2008 at Johnston City High School in Johnston City, Illinois. In 2008, he also served as the junior varsity team’s head coach. While working there, Glasco founded the Illinois Southern Force 18U ASA team, which he led from 2002 to 2008.
In four different ASA Gold Nationals appearances, his squad placed in the Top 20 and captured the title in 2004. Glasco and his coaching crew were recognized as the NFCA’s National Coaching Crew of the Year for travel softball teams in that particular year.
Glasco began his collegiate softball career as an assistant head coach and recruiting coordinator at Georgia from 2009 to 2011. During his period at Georgia, he led his team to a 282-92 overall record, topping NCAA and SEC rankings in nearly every offensive category and setting more than 20 team records.
Glasco was elevated to associate head coach in 2012, where he remained until 2014. Glasco has served as a head coach with National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) three times, first for USSSA Pride in 2014, then for the Scrap Yard Dawgs in 2017, and again for USSSA Pride in 2019. The NPF Cowles Cup was won by each of the three teams.
Rise to Fame
Glasco joined Texas A&M as an associate head coach in 2014. The Aggies lead the SEC in home runs during regular-season conference play in 2016 and 2017. The Aggies earned their best SEC Conference performance ever in 2017, finishing 16-7 and advancing to the Women’s College World Series.
After sacking former head coach Michael Lotief for abusive behavior, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette hired Glasco as head coach of the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns softball team on November 20, 2017. Glasco was the associate head coach at Auburn when he was hired.
In the 2021 season, Gerry Glasco demonstrated his coaching prowess once again as he led the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns softball team to remarkable achievements. The team reached an impressive milestone of 40 wins in the regular season, with an outstanding record of 25 victories in their final 29 games. Under Glasco’s guidance, the squad clinched back-to-back titles as Sun Belt regular season and tournament champions.
The 2022 season marked the arrival of Glasco’s highly acclaimed 2021 recruiting class, which garnered recognition as the top-ranked class by Extra Inning Softball. Notably, the class included standout pitcher Sam Landry, ranked fourth overall, and Louisiana native Maddie Hayden, ranked fifteenth overall in terms of prospects. Despite the presence of a youthful lineup, consisting of no more than two upperclassmen and up to five freshmen, Glasco effectively directed and mentored the team, molding them into a competitive force.
Gerry Glasco Biography
|Real Name||Gerald Dean Glasco Jr.|
|Birth Date||29 October 1958|
|Age (as of 2023)||64 Years|
|Birth Place||Macomb, Illinois, United States|
|College||University of Illinois|
|Height||in feet inches – 6’ 0” – in Centimeters – 182 cm|
|Weight||in Kilograms – 102 kg – in Pounds – 224 lbs|
|Father||Gerald Dean Glasco Sr.|
|Who is his wife?||Vickie Glasco|
Glasco is married to Vickie Glasco and has three children, all of whom have played softball, including Tara Glasco Archibald, who has been the head coach at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, IL, since August 2019 and was previously an assistant coach at Illinois State from 2017 to 2019.
Gerry Glasco Net Worth
In June 2022, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette extends Gerry’s contract till 2027. Thus, Gerry will be two more seasons with the team and Gerry earns around $200,000 per season in terms of salary. So based on that, his net worth should be more than $2 million as of 2023.
- Gerry Glasco’s ability to recruit top talent, develop young players, and guide the team to success has solidified his reputation as one of the nation’s premier softball coaches.
- With his unwavering commitment and strategic approach, the future looks bright for the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns softball program under Glasco’s leadership.