Jason Glover Named Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach at New Mexico State

New Mexico State head women’s basketball coach Mark Trakh announced the addition of Jason Glover to his staff Tuesday morning.

“I’m truly honored and excited to join Coach Trakh’s staff here at New Mexico State,” Glover said. “I look forward to contributing in any way I can. With the talent returning, on top of the freshmen class coming in, I can’t wait to get in the gym and work with this talented group and help them win another conference title.”

Glover comes to Las Cruces after spending the last three seasons in Orem, Utah, where he served as the associate head coach at Utah Valley. He comes to NM State with a plethora of experience, ranging from the prep ranks all the way up to the professional levels in both the NBA and WNBA.

“Jason comes to us from a very expansive background,” Trakh said. “He spent a year with the Timberwolves and two seasons with the WNBA’s Shock. He’s worked and helped develop world-class athletes such as Kevin Love and Skylar Diggins. He does such a great job at game prep, scouting and player development too. We’re very fortunate to have someone with his experience here at New Mexico State.”

Since joining Utah Valley in 2013, Glover has doubled the amount of wins the Wolverines had won from his first year to his third year. UVU went 8-23 his first season (2013-14) and finished 16-15 this past season (2015-16).

Thanks to his breadth of knowledge working in the NBA and WNBA, Glover has been able to develop all-conference players for Utah Valley. In his three seasons with the Wolverines, Glover coached Mariah Seals to a Western Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year honor in 2014-15, a first teamer in Sam Loggins (2015-16), two second teamers in Rhaiah Spooner-Knight (2014-15) and Seals (15-16) and three all-newcomers.

Prior to his stop in Orem, Glover worked under Gary Kloppenburg of the Tulsa Shock as the associate head coach for two seasons (2012-2013). While in Tulsa, he worked with WNBA stars Candice Wiggins, Skylar Diggins, Courtney Paris and 2013 Sixth Woman of the Year, Riquna Williams.

Glover got his first start in the pros as a player development coach for the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2010-11. During his time with the Timberwolves, Glover worked with high-profile NBA stars such as Kevin Love, Kosta Koufos, Anthony Tolliver and Sebastian Telfair on their shooting form, footwork and other fundamental skills to keep them at the top of their game.

After a year in the League, the Las Vegas, Nev., native moved to his home state to be an associate head coach with the NBA Development League Reno Bighorns (2011-13) – his second stint with the team. Glover then took over at the helm for the Bighorns during the 2013 season.

In his first stint with the Bighorns, Glover served in a dual position as the associate head coach and the director of basketball operations from 2008-10. In the summer of 2009, he served as an assistant coach with the D-League Select in Las Vegas.

He got his first collegiate coaching position in 1990 at Dixie State before returning to his hometown of Reno, Nev., to become the assistant men’s basketball coach at Nevada (1993-2000). Since 2000, Glover has served as the executive director of the Nevada Basketball Academy in Reno, Nev.

Glover began his coaching career as an assistant coach at the prep level in Las Vegas, Nev., from 1986-1990 with stops at Western High School and Rancho High School.

Glover received his bachelor’s degree from Grand Canyon in physical education with a minor biology.


Photo courtesy: NMSU Athletics

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