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Head Coach Jim Glash
Head CoachJim Glash
Jim Glash beings his seventh year as the head of Missouri S&T's men's basketball team looking to get the Miners back into the Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournament in the upcoming year.
The Miners finished in a tie for fourth place in the GLVC's West Division after posting records of 12-15 overall and 7-11 in the conference in the 2013-14 campaign, while also attaining their highest-ever seed for the conference tournament. S&T opened the 2014-15 season with wins in eight of its first 10 games -- losing only to the two previous national champions -- before injuries hampered the team for the balance of the campaign.
During the 2013-14 season, the Miners were one of the most proflific scoring teams in NCAA Division II, averaging a league-high 88.6 points per game which ranked fifth nationally. The Miners' scoring mark was the second-highest for a single season in the history of the program.
Four seasons ago, the Miners used a late-season run to make the tournament field, winning four consecutive games in February to land a spot in the field for the second time in three seasons. Missouri S&T had one of its most significant wins of the season during that stretch, taking an overtime decision on the road over GLVC West champion Missouri-St. Louis that began the four-game winning streak.
Earlier in the year, the Miners went on the road and knocked off second-ranked Southern Indiana after trailing by as many as 18 points in the first half. It was the second time in school history that the Miners had won over the nation's No. 2-ranked team and the highest-ranked team an S&T squad had ever defeated away from home.
Glash, who became the head coach of the S&T program on March 24, 2009, had spent two seasons assisting the Miner program under Dale Martin before being elevated to the head coaching post. Glash served as the team's acting head coach for a portion of the 2008-09 season while Martin was dealing with an illness.
During the time Glash handled the head coaching duties in that season, the Miners recorded all four of their Great Lakes Valley Conference victories. That included a sweep over Missouri-St. Louis, the first for the Miners since they joined the GLVC prior to the 2005-06 season.
Missouri S&T finished at 7-21 in Glash's first season at the helm of the program, then went 7-18 in 2010-11, 7-20 in 2011-12 and 7-18 in 2012-13. During the exhibition season in 2012-13, the Miners upended Western Illinois from the Summit League, but lost two of the starters in that game within the first six games of the regular season for the balance of the year.
Glash came to S&T from Olney Central College, where he served as the head coach for nine seasons. He left the program following the 2004-05 season after winning 160 games at the college, the most by any coach in school history.
“This is a tremendous institution that competes in an outstanding league and I am looking forward to the challenge here at Missouri S&T,” Glash said. “I hope that with my background that I can help attract those student-athletes who can compete in this conference and get a great education.”
Glash helped turn around a program at Olney Central that had finished in the lower half of the Great Rivers Athletic Conference in nine of the previous 11 years, leading it to an outright league title in 1999-00 after sharing the league title the year prior to that. The 1999-00 squad that claimed the conference title helped Glash land the league’s “Coach of the Year” award.
During his tenure, 11 Blue Knight players earned all-conference honors and 11 were named to the All-Region 24 team. The school’s first two All-America players also came through the school during that time.
Before his stint at OCC, where his teams finished in the top half of the conference in eight of the nine years he was there, Glash served as a coach at both the junior college and four-year level. He served on the staffs at the University of Illinois-Chicago for four seasons and at North Park College in Illinois for one year when that school won the Division III national championship.
Glash also spent time at Kennedy-King College in the Chicago area and at Columbia College in California.
In the time he spent at Olney Central, Glash’s players graduated at a 93 percent rate and 39 of his players went on to earn scholarships at other four-year institutions, including seven who played at schools in the GLVC. He is originally from Chicago, Ill.