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Mike Glaser to be Inducted in KHSAA Hall of Fame

For nearly six decades, Mike Glaser has called 1609 Poplar Level Road home. He first stepped on campus in the fall of 1966 as a freshman and soon began his storied history with the Tiger Football program.

From that inaugural fall season on campus, Glaser went on to play or coach in 11 state championships for St. X. His first title came during his senior year when he led the Tiger offensive line to the 1969 Class 3A crown. He won three titles in 1974, 1975, and 1978 as the assistant coach before taking over the helm in 1982.

His teams claimed seven state championships during his 31 seasons as head coach (1986, 1992, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2004, and 2009). He was inducted in the St. X Hall of Honors in 1996 and retired at the conclusion of the 2012 season with a 336-78 overall record. His 336 wins rank him first of all St. X football coaches, and fourth among Kentucky’s top coaching wins list.

“I am so glad that I spent my entire career as a St. X man because this place means so much to me. From playing to coaching, any success that I have achieved is the result of the great players and coaches that I have had the honor to lead,” said Glaser. “The commitment to excellence in all that we do at St. X made coaching easy. However, it was never about winning or losing; for me, it was always about working with the players and helping them attain their goals and dreams.”

In late February, it was announced that Coach Glaser would be inducted into the Dawahares/KHSAA Hall of Fame. He will be joining 16 other honorees on May 15 in the Center Bank Ballroom in Lexington.

“Coach Glaser is Mr. St. X. You won't find another person more passionate about this school and the student-athletes, no matter the sport,” said St. X Athletic Director Denny Williams. “The way he communicates with students and how they respond is simply incredible. High school sports need more people like Coach Glaser. It's been an honor and blessing to have him around St. X athletics for the last 40 years.” 

“Being inducted into the Hall of Fame is a very humbling experience,” added Glaser. “I don’t think of myself as anyone special and never thought I would receive an honor like this. The men and women in the Hall are legends, so it is with unbelievable pride and disbelief that I am to become one of them.”

Glaser is in his 47th year of teaching at St. X and is currently an assistant coach for the Tiger Basketball program.

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