Jaime Gluesing has been promoted to an assistant coach with the Milwaukee women’s basketball team for the 2018-19 season, head coach Kyle Rechlicz announced Wednesday.
Gluesing spent the past two seasons on the bench with the Panthers as a graduate manager and video analyst before graduating with her master’s degree in Administrative Leadership this spring.
“Moving Jaime up to an assistant coaching position was an easy decision for me,” Rechlicz said. “She has been extremely loyal and her work ethic is unmatched. She will do a great job leading our recruiting efforts as the recruiting coordinator, since her organizational and creative skills are top-notch. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to continue to help her grow in this profession.”
Gluesing has played an integral part in her first two seasons with Milwaukee, helping the Panthers to unprecedented heights. Last year, MKE earned its first ever at-large bid to the WNIT where it won its First Round contest before falling to eventual champion Indiana. That concluded an impressive 21-win season – the first time Milwaukee recorded back-to-back 20-win seasons in program history.
“I am so grateful for the opportunity given to me by coach Rechlicz to continue on as an assistant coach here at Milwaukee,” Gluesing said. “My years as the graduate assistant gave me ample experience and opportunity to learn the system and culture of the program. I am looking forward to contributing more in my capacity as an assistant coach.”
In 2016-17, the team tied the program record with 22 wins and notched the first two postseason victories in program history with a run to the semifinals of the WBI in late March.
Gluesing came to Milwaukee after a successful four-year playing career at Florida Gulf Coast University. While at FGCU, Gluesing made 62 career starts and played in all but one game during her collegiate career. She helped the Eagles to postseason play all four seasons, including two trips to the NCAA Tournament and a run all the way to the WNIT Championship Game her senior year, finishing as runners up.
From a coaching standpoint, Gluesing also has plenty of experience under her belt. She helped run the summer camp at FGCU in 2016, has coached summer leagues at her high school and also worked recreation camps in her hometown of Solon, Ohio.
Gluesing graduated from FGCU with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management, with a concentration in Sports Management. While at Milwaukee, she will be studying Administrative Leadership for her graduate degree.DI Promoted