New Dukes head men basketball coach meets the media on April 12
Rich Glesmann, a member of Jim Ferry’s staff at LIU Brooklyn for seven seasons, accompanied Ferry to Duquesne in April 2012.
He is in his fifth season with the Dukes and first as recruiting coordinator.
In Glesmann’s first four seasons on the Bluff, he has been part of a staff that has seen the Dukes go from eight wins in 2012-13 to 17 victories and a CBI appearance in 2015-16.
A teacher of uptempo basketball, Glesmann has helped Duquesne average 73.2 points per game in his first four seasons - the third-highest scoring average in the Atlantic 10 over that span.
Among Glesmann’s key recruits at DU is guard Derrick Colter, an Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team member in 2013 who completed his career with 1,695 points, 526 assists and 239 3-pointers in a school record 125 starts (every game of his career).
Glesmann, who began at LIU as director of basketball operations in 2005-06 before being elevated to assistant coach, played an important role in the program’s resurgence.
His responsibilities at LIU included opponent scouting, recruiting, on-court coaching and instruction as well as serving as the program’s academic coordinator. He played a role in the Blackbirds posting back-to-back NCAA tournament appearances in 2011 and 2012 while helping develop numerous all-conference honorees.
Prior to joining Ferry’s staff at LIU, Glesmann spent two seasons as an assistant coach at Adelphi University, helping the Panthers post consecutive winning seasons. The 2004-05 Panthers posted a 22-7 mark and led Division II in both scoring defense (55.5 points per game) and field goal percentage defense (.376). The squad claimed the regular-season New York Collegiate Conference title and advanced to the NCAA Tournament as a No. 3 seed. Glesmann’s coaching career began at Wheelock College where he was the second-youngest head coach in the country during the 2002 season while guiding the Wildcats’ women’s squad.
Glesmann has also worked at clinics around the country, including a stint with the NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder Mini-Camp.
A native of Wayland, Mass., Glesmann graduated from Emerson College in 2002. A three-year starter at guard, and a team captain, he helped the Lions post a 21-9 mark as a senior. A captain for the 2000-01 campaign, he played an instrumental role in helping the team advance to the final of the ECAC Tournament. Glesmann attended Salisbury State for one season before transferring to Emerson.
Glesmann married the former Sarah Emmanuel in May of 2013. They welcomed twins Oliver and Simon in February of 2016.
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