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Glavash Named Men's Sprints Coach



July 31, 2013


Tennessee director of track and field/cross country J.J. Clark completed his staff with the addition of Zach Glavash as the assistant coach for men's sprinters.

Glavash has spent the last two seasons at Eastern Michigan as an assistant coach for sprints, hurdles, relays and jumps. He previously worked at Texas A&M and Texas Tech.

"We're very happy to have Zach join us," Clark said. "He's done some good things at Eastern Michigan. He worked with Pat Henry at Texas A&M. He also worked there with Vince Anderson, a former Tennessee assistant coach. Zach was at Texas Tech as well, so he brings some good experience with him. He has moved quickly in the area of developing student-athletes to be successful."

During his time at Eastern Michigan, Glavash produced four Mid-American Conference champions and developed the school's first All-American since 2006. Asia Rawls earned All-America honors in the 400 hurdles in 2012 and was the MAC gold medalist in the race in 2012. He also coached freshman Vanessa Clerveaux to the No. 4 junior world ranking in the 100-meter hurdles.

Glavash served as a volunteer assistant coach at Texas A&M, working primarily with men's sprints during the 2010-2011 school year. He was part of the Aggies' 2011 NCAA men's and women's team championships. The men's program won its first Big 12 indoor meet championship and its first outdoor conference title in a decade.

The Aggies captured two NCAA relay titles during Glavash's year with the squad, sweeping both the 2011 indoor and outdoor 4x400 relay national championships. Demetrius Pinder emerged as the 2011 NCAA indoor champion in the 400 meters.

Glavash spent three seasons as a graduate assistant at Texas Tech, working with the middle distance runners, sprinters and hurdlers. He also helped coach the long jump and triple jump.

As a college athlete himself, Glavash started at Illinois before eventually finishing his competitive career at Texas Tech.

With the Illini, Glavash was a three-time Big Ten champion and a 2005 All-American. At Texas Tech, he eventually became team captain and was a three-time All-American. He won a Big 12 title in the 800 meters and was named the 2007 NCAA Mountain West Region Athlete of the Year. He was also a two-time Academic All-American.

Glavash rounds out Clark's 2013-14 staff. John Newell was hired earlier this month as the throws coach.

 

 

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