Track & Field

 
Glenn Smith

Position:
Assistant Coach

Experience:
2nd Year at Tulane

Alma Mater:
University of Calgary, 2002; University of Texas, 2005

Glenn Smith

In his second year as an assistant coach for the Tulane track and field team, Glenn Smith continues to bring his expertise as a world-class sprinter to the Green Wave field event and multi-event athletes.

Under Smith, the Tulane heptathletes and field-event athletes showed much improvement throughout the 2006-2007 season. The improvement of each athlete through the season culminated with each athlete achieving personal best performances at the Conference USA Outdoor Championship meet. Freshman Nicolette Taku scored in the heptathlon and triple jump with a regional qualifying mark of 12.37m (40-07.00), and participated at the NCAA Mideast Region Championship and the USA Junior Track and Field Championships.

Prior to joining the Green Wave coaching staff, Smith worked at Neosho County Community College in Chanute, Kan. There, his year of work with the sprinters, jumpers, multi-events and hurdlers helped the women's team rise from eighth in the conference to fourth and the men from seventh to third. Smith also helped both teams succeed on a national level, as the women's team finished 15th and the men's team 18th at the NJCAA indoor championships. During his time at NCCC, Smith coached five NJCAA Coaches' All-Americans.

In 2005, Smith graduated from the University of Texas with a master's of education in sports science and nutrition. At Texas, Smith worked as a teaching assistant and as a graduate assistant at the Fitness Institute of Texas. Smith received his bachelor's of science in kinesiology from the University of Calgary in 2002.

During his time at the University of Calgary, Smith not only was a star sprinter for the Dinos but also represented Canada six times on an international stage. Smith was the Canadian 200-meter champion in 1999, and placed 13th in the event at the IAAF World Track and Field Championships in Sevilla, Spain. That year, he also won the Fred Tees Memorial Award, given to the outstanding athlete enrolled in a Canadian university.

Smith is USATF Level I certified for track and field and Level II certified in jumps. He has also privately coached athletes in track and field, hockey, football, and bobsled, and has worked as a personal trainer.

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