|Title:||Assistant Athletic Director (Communications)|
The 2013-14 athletic year will mark the first year for Lee Glenn
as a member of the University of North Georgia athletic
administrative staff. The 15-year veteran of the Athletic
Communications field will assume the role of Assistant Athletic
Director for Communications and oversee the external operations of
the school’s 12 NCAA Division II sports.
In his new administrative role Glenn will have oversight of the school’s Athletic Communications office and staff and will handle all promotion, marketing, image branding and home game operations with the goal of heightening UNG's visibility and brand awareness. He is responsible for the creation and implementation of a strategic communications plan and coordination of media coverage.
Glenn also supervises the home event game day staffing and will spearhead the department’s transition to the new University of North Georgia Nighthawks brand and will lead the department's website redesign and transition from SaintsSports.com to UNGAthletics.com.
His office will also initiate an increased social media promotion of UNG Athletics and the creation of Nighthawk Vision - an all-access platform for live game coverage including live video, audio and statistics. Beginning with the 2013-2014 basketball season, he will also spearhead the UNG Nighthawk Radio Network providing audio coverage of over 30 home and away basketball games. Glenn also serves on the UNG Athletic Hall of Fame Board of Directors.
"The UNG Athletics is extremely fortunate to have Lee Glenn join our team," Director of Athletics Lindsay Reeves said. "He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in this profession that will positively impact our entire athletic department immediately."
Glenn is no stranger to the Athletic Communications field as he
served as the Assistant Athletic Director for Communications at two
NCAA Division III schools - Piedmont College (Demorest, Ga.) and
Methodist University (Fayetteville, N.C.).
The Keystone Heights, Fla. native was ultimately responsible for the construction and implementation of the school’s athletics website (PiedmontLions.com) as well as the total rebranding of the school’s athletics logo and wordmarks in 2005. He also initiated the school's All-Access live game coverage and social media platforms and served as the in-game color analyst for the Piedmont College Basketball Radio Network.
During his tenure at Piedmont, he serviced the college in various capacities including head men’s basketball coach, director of golf, head men’s & women’s golf coach, head men’s & women’s cross country coach, Sports Information Director and assistant men’s basketball coach. He garnered Great South Athletic Conference Coach of the Year honors in two different sports – men’s basketball in 2011 and men’s cross country in 2002.
In his nine years as the head men’s basketball coach at PC, Glenn tallied a 99-135 career record which places him second on both the school’s all-time wins and winning percentage lists over the entire history of the men's basketball program. He took the reins of the program in 2003 as one of the youngest NCAA head coaches and roamed the sidelines during PC’s first nine years of NCAA Division III full-fledged membership.
In additional to being named the GSAC Coach of the Year in 2011, his program mentored numerous academic and athletic achievements highlighted by a Josten’s Trophy finalist in 2008 in Jake Baldwin. Glenn produced one Division III All-American, one All-Region selection, one D3Hoops.com South Region Freshman of the Year, 15 GSAC All-Conference selections, two GSAC Players of the Year, three GSAC Freshmen of the Year, and 10 GSAC All-Freshman honorees.
His squads also claimed a pair of tournament titles during his tenure capturing both the 2009 New York City Tournament of Heroes title and the 2007 Roger Taylor Invitational championship during his tenure.
Glenn's teams were also clearly committed to academic successes in the classroom as he has produced 46 GSAC All-Academic candidates. In each of Glenn's nine years as head coach, his team produced the most All-Academic honorees of all the league's men's basketball programs. His program produced 25 NABC Honors Court honorees and 40 GABCA All-Academic selections. Additionally, the men's basketball program carried a cumulative team GPA of over 3.0 for each of the 18 semesters under Glenn’s direction.
Glenn was very active in professional associations as he completed a pair of consecutive three-year terms as the independent representative on the NCAA Division III South Region Ranking/Advisory Committee and served as the NCAA representative at numerous NCAA Championship sites. He was also instrumental in developing and initiating the Georgia Basketball Coaches Association and served as Vice-Chair on the association's Executive Committee.
As Director of Golf, Glenn aided the men’s and women’s golf programs both of which he started from the ground up beginning in 2003 including five years as the programs’ head coach.
In the summer of 2011, Glenn served a term on the operations staff of the UGA Stadion Classic which is a Nationwide Tour event in Athens, Ga. where he served as a front side hole captain.
Glenn served on the tournament staff for the 2009 NCAA Division III Men's & Women's Golf National Championship at the PGA Village in Port St. Lucie, Fla. where he coordinated scoring. It was the first-ever men's and women's same site National Championship hosted simultaneously by the NCAA. In 2012, he aided with operations of the NCAA Division I Men's Golf Regional hosted by the University of Georgia and, most recently, was on the tournament operations staff for the 2013 NCAA Division I Women’s Golf National Championship at the UGA Golf Course.
While at Methodist, Glenn provided oversight to the school’s 21 NCAA Division III sports including media relations and game management. In his role as Assistant Athletic Director, he promoted three NCAA Division III Women's Golf National Championships (1999-2002).
He carries active administrative professional development memberships in NACDA (National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics), CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America) and DII-SIDA (NCAA Division II Sports Information Directors).
Glenn married the former Jocelyn Stallings in December of 2004 and the two reside in Dahlonega with their dog Ivory, a deaf Great Dane. The couple welcomed their first child, Hagen Graham Glenn, on December 31, 2007 and added their second child, Hadley Marie, on February 28, 2010.