Jacksonville Daily Progress
Ryan Glenney's ability to mesh junior college coaching experience together with having successfully served as an assistant coach at another Baptist institution appears to have worked out in his favor.
Jacksonville College head men's basketball coach, Jody Bailey, announced late Friday afternoon that the school had reached an agreement with Glenney on filling to opening for assistant men's basketball coach, a spot that was recently opened up when Bert Capel accepted a coaching position on staff at Stetson University in Florida late last month.
Glenney served as an assistant coach at Western Texas College (NJCAA Region 5, Western Junior College Athletic Conference) for the past two seasons.
Prior to that he worked as an assistant coach at Dallas Baptist University (NCAA, Division II) for two seasons.
“Ryan is very intelligent, organized and competitive and he has a real passion for coaching and I am pleased to announce that he will be taking over as our new assistant men's basketball coach,” Bailey said. “I was extremely fortunate to speak with some great candidates to replace Bert Capel, all of who could have successfully joined me in leading our program.
“However, in my opinion, Ryan separated himself from the other candidates with his understanding of the spirit, character and mission of Jacksonville College. He shares our values and is a good coach.”
Glenney, who obtained his Bachelor's degree from Iowa State University where he toiled as a student manager, helped guide Western Texas to back-to-back 14-16 campaigns.
Bailey said that he was intrigued by another attribute that Glenney brought to the table.
“My instincts tell me Coach Glenney is going to be a star in our coaching industry,” Bailey remarked. “His friendly demeanor and intellect tends to cover up a layer of toughness that I believe will separate hum as he joins me in leading Jacksonville College to great things.”