Lance Glasoe Joins Husky Softball Coaching Staff

July 22, 2008

SEATTLE - University of Washington head coach Heather Tarr announced today Lance Glasoe will join the Husky coaching staff for the 2008-09 season.

A Sumner, Wash., native, who most recently was the pitching coach for the Pacific Lutheran University softball team, Glasoe will work primarily with the Husky pitchers. He will lead a staff which includes junior All-American Danielle Lawrie and sophomore Aleah Macon, a 2008 Pac-10 all-freshman team honoree.

'Coach Glasoe comes from a men's fastpitch background and I think our game can learn a lot from men's fastpitch,' said Tarr. 'He has pitched at the men's level so there's a lot he can offer our team. Aleah and Dani will both benefit from his experience as a pitcher at a high level, but our hitters are also going to benefit from his knowledge and from seeing live pitching every day. He brings a lot of energy, enthusiasm and experience and we're excited to move the program forward with his knowledge.'

During his two-year stint as pitching coach at Pacific Lutheran from 2006-2008, Glasoe also served as the director and lead instructor for Grand Slam Camps at various locations in the South Puget Sound Area. Glasoe has been a private instructor for Competitive Edge in Puyallup since 2004.

'I'm excited for the opportunity to work here in a top-notch program and with a top-notch head coach,' said Glasoe. 'I feel honored. It's a really exciting time for the program. We'll get some key players back next year and I think everyone across the board believes we have a chance to win a national title. It's a great opportunity to come into the program at this time.'

Among Glasoe's pupils will be Lawrie, who redshirted the 2008 season to train with the Canadian National Team and will compete in the upcoming Beijing Olympics.

Prior to coaching at Pacific Lutheran, Glasoe was the head coach at Bonney Lake High School from 2005-2006 and Sumner High School from 2001-2005. Under his guidance, Sumner made three consecutive state finals appearances from 2003-2005 and won two league championships. Additionally, his team won the State Academic Championship in 2002. For his efforts, Glasoe was named Tacoma News Tribune All-Area Coach of the Year in 2005 and 2006 as well as being named Seamount League Pierce Division Coach of the Year in 2006 and South Puget Sound League Coach of the Year in 2005.

Glasoe also served time as an assistant coach on the Sumner football team in 1998 and from 2000-2005. He was the head baseball coach from 1995-1998 and later served as an assistant for the girls basketball team from 2001-2002.

In addition to coaching, Glasoe was recently a Technology Education Instructor at Graham Kapowsin High School in Graham, Wash., and at Bonney Lake High School in Bonney Lake, Wash.

Glasoe graduated from Western Washington University in 1995 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Technology Education. He and his wife, Kara, reside in Puyallup, Wash., with their two daughters, Madison (8) and Macie (6).

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