Gerry Glasco is in his third season with the Aggies after being named associate head coach in July of 2014.
During the 2016 season, the Aggies broke five school records including runs scored (429), on-base percentage (.437), RBI (401), total bases (852), and OPS (.988). In SEC play, Texas A&M broke seven school records: batting average (.293), runs scored (134), home runs (35), RBI (128), total bases (315), slugging percentage (.505) and on-base percentage (.397).
On March 5, the Aggies scored 21 runs, a new program record, in a five-inning shutout win at the University of San Diego.
Sophomores Tori Vidales and Ashley Walters became the first Aggies to earn All-SEC First Team honors, improving in year two under Glasco. Walters, who hit .264 with three home runs and 30 RBI in 2015, slugged 10 home runs and drove in 57 while hitting .352 in 2016. In conference play, Walters led the SEC in RBI with 31 and was fifth in batting average at .403.
Vidales became the first Aggie under Glasco to earn NFCA All-America honors as the sophomore led the Aggies in batting average (.406), slugging percentage (.712), OBP (.519) and walks (40), while also hitting 14 home runs with 55 RBI. Vidales scored 56 times during the 2016 campaign, which ranks fourth all-time in program history. In SEC play, Vidales hit .403 with a team-high eight home runs, including a three-home run game against Alabama, tying the SEC record for most home runs in a game.
In his first season in Aggieland, Glasco led the offense that powered 67 home runs and 287 RBI and made its 14th consecutive NCAA Regional. Under Glasco’s tutelage, Vidales hit .368 with 20 home runs and 56 RBI. Glasco helped Coach Jo Evans lead the Aggies to their best ever SEC conference finish with a 12-12 SEC record and 40-20 overall, with a team that started four freshman and three starters from the 2013 squad.
Glasco joined the Aggies from the University of Georgia, where he spent three seasons as an assistant coach before being promoted to associate head coach after the 2011 season. Glasco helped the Bulldogs to a 277-92 mark as the team has hovered near the top of NCAA and Southeastern Conference rankings in almost all offensive categories and set over 20 team offensive records.
UGA made six NCAA Tournament appearances, five NCAA Super Regionals and finished in the Women’s College World Series (WCWS) final four twice with Glasco in the dugout. In 2014, the Bulldogs captured their first SEC Tournament Championship in program history.
Glasco’s impact was immediately felt as the Bulldogs hit 26 home runs in 2008 before hitting 85 in 2009, Glasco’s first season. In Glasco’s first season, Georgia returned four freshman starters, (Alisa Goler, Megan Wiggins, Taylor Schlopy and Bri Hesson), who saw considerable improvement, hitting 11 home runs in 744 at bats in 2008 to 59 home runs in 596 at bats in 2009.
In the summer of 2014, Glasco also led the USSSA Florida Pride as head coach to a NPF regular season championship title and NPF Tournament championship title for the first time in Pride history.
Glasco spent seven seasons as the assistant softball coach at Johnston City (Illinois) High School before taking his first collegiate job at Georgia, 1999-2004 and 2006-2008. After several seasons as an assistant coach, Glasco was also named head coach of the Johnston City Indians Jr High School team and in 2007-08 and guided the team to a perfect 27-0 season and the state title in his last season.
During his time at JCHS, Glasco founded the Illinois Southern Force Softball organization and served as the head coach of the Southern Force Gold from 2001-08. The team finished in the top-20 four times at ASA Gold Nationals, and Glasco led the Southern Force to the 2004 18U Gold National Championship. That year, Glasco and his staff were named the National Coaching Staff of the year by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) for Travel Softball.
The Crab Orchard, Ill., native is no stranger to Texas A&M softball as his middle daughter, Erin, spent two seasons behind the plate for the Aggies. During the Aggies run to the 2008 Women’s College World Series title game, Erin started all 67 games and committed zero errors, and was named to the All-Big 12 Team and First Team All-Region Team. Erin was also named Aggie MVP in 2009.
Glasco and his wife Vickie have three daughters who share in their dad’s passion for the sport. Tara is a manager at Field House Sports in College Station, Erin is now an assistant softball coach at Rockdale High School, and Geri Ann, who played for the Bulldogs in 2013-2014 before transferring to Oregon at the end of 2014 season. Geri Ann was named Gatorade National Player of the Year her senior year of high school and along with Bianca Bell of LSU was named SEC Co-Freshman of the Year after hitting a Georgia freshman record of 19 home runs and 11 in the 24 SEC conference games. Geri Ann also set the UGA freshman record in RBI with 61.
Glasco graduated from Crab Orchard High School in 1976 where he lettered in baseball and basketball. He graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in agricultural economics in 1980.