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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Stephanie Glance Hired By Pat Summitt At Tennessee

In a somewhat ironic turn of events, the women's basketball programs of N.C. State and Tennessee further intertwined with the hiring of State's former interim head coach Stephanie Glance. This move comes months after State hired one of Tennessee's most decorated former players to take Glance's place.

Here's the release from the University of Tennessee, courtesy of WBIR in Knoxville:
Pat Summitt, University of Tennessee head women's basketball coach, announced today that Stephanie Glance has been hired as the Special Assistant to the Head Women's Basketball Coach for the Lady Vols.

Glance comes to Knoxville after serving 15 seasons under the late Kay Yow at N.C. State, serving as interim head coach for parts of the 2006-07 and 2008-09 seasons. In addition to being the associate head coach, she also served as recruiting coordinator and was in charge of the daily operations of the women's basketball program.

"I am very excited that Stephanie is going be a part of our staff. She was superb as an assistant and as interim head coach at N.C. State," said Summitt. "She did a great job working with the Wolfpack last season and keeping everything together. She is a very positive person, a very hard worker and understands what it takes to be at a program like Tennessee."

At N.C. State, Glance worked with post and perimeter player development, monitored the academic progress of the team, oversaw practice and game preparation, and was the scheduling coordinator. During her tenure in Raleigh, the Wolfpack made 11 NCAA appearances, four Sweet 16 berths and one Final Four.

"I am very excited for the opportunity to be a part of the Lady Vol program," said Glance. "I have the utmost respect for Coach Summitt and her staff. I'm thrilled to be working with a program that has accomplished so much."

Several individuals also achieved national personal success as well while Glance was at N.C. State. During her time on staff, the Wolfpack produced eight professional draftees, one Kodak All-American, and one GTE Academic All-American and GTE National Player of the Year. Glance also helped develop one ACC Player of the Year, one ACC Rookie of the Year, five First Team All-ACC selections, 15 Second Team All-ACC selections and seven All-Rookie Team ACC selections.

During her tenure, the Wolfpack compiled a 285-178 record, averaging nearly 20 wins a season. Academically, the women's basketball team at N.C. State consistently boasted the highest NCAA APR among all teams on campus, as well as regularly ranking among the top three programs in the ACC.

Glance served on the Board of Directors for the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) from 2003 through 2009 and was the elected representative to the Board of Directors for all Division I Assistant Coaches for the same time period. In 2009, she was named president of the Kay Yow/WBCA Cancer Fund.

Prior to arriving in Raleigh, the Clyde, N.C. native, honed her skills as the recruiting coordinator for Southwest Texas State (1993-94) and the University of South Florida (1988-93). She played at Rollins College in Winter Park, Fla., from 1982-1985 and earned her Bachelor of Arts in English and Education in 1985.
This is a fantastic move by Tennessee as they get one of women's college basketball's most experienced coaching talents. Congrats to Glance and the best of luck to her.


  1. Congratulations to Coach Glance! She will have worked with two of the greatest coaches in women's basketball of ALL TIME. I'm happy that Coach Summitt has taken her under her wing.

  2. Great...are we in for 4 more years of articles bashing NC State for letting another talented basketball coach walk?!?!