Zach Glavash named men's sprints coach at Tennessee

J.J. Clark

J.J. Clark

Zach Glavash, who has spent the past two seasons as an assistant coach at Eastern Michigan, was named assistant coach for men’s sprinters at Tennessee.

Glavash was assigned sprints, hurdles, relays and jumps at Eastern Michigan.

“We’re very happy to have Zach join us,” Tennessee director of track and field/cross country J.J. Clark said in a school release Wednesday. “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 helped produce four Mid-American Conference champions and developed the school’s first All-American since 2006. Asia Rawls earned All-America honors in the 400-meter hurdles in 2012 as well as the MAC champion. He also coached freshman Vanessa Clerveaux to the No. 4 junior world ranking in the 100 hurdles.

Glavash served as a volunteer assistant coach at Texas A&M, working primarily with men’s sprints in 2010-11.

He 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.

Glavash was a three-time Big Ten champion in the 800 at Illinois and a All-American in 2005.

He transferred to Texas Tech where he eventually became team captain and was a three-time All-American. He won a Big 12 title in the 800 and was named the 2007 NCAA Mountain West Region Athlete of the Year. He was also a two-time Academic All-American.

Glavash is from Chillicothe, Ill., and was a two-time Class A state champion for Illinois Valley Central High School.

Glavash replaces Rohsaan Griffin who UT said resigned, but did not elaborate. John Newell was hired in July as throws coach.

Glavash’s salary was not included in UT’s release. Griffin earned $55,000.

Soccer: The Lady Vols will host a meet and greet on Aug. 10 at Regal Soccer Stadium.

Fans can meet Lady Vols coach Brian Pensky, his coaching staff and members of the 2013 team from 5-6:15 p.m.

The team will then hold an Orange and White intra-squad scrimmage at 7.

Admission is free and all fans in attendance will receive a voucher for free admission to Tennessee’s season and home opener against Oklahoma on Aug. 23 at 7:30 p.m.

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tenntrackXC writes:

A "volunteer coach" @ Tx A&M and a graduate asst. coach @ Tex Tech prior to coaching on the Women's staff at E. Mich - Now that's a real qualified National level sprint coach for the Men's Team! Someone tell JJ that this is the SEC and the Vol's were 11th in the conference last year! Oh yeah he was an 800M runner in college.

LordWebb writes:

Another unqualified yes man for a sprints coach. Didn't JJ just fire one of those?

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