RENO, Nev. (Reno Bighorns) - The Reno Bighorns have named Jason Glover head coach, the team announced today. Glover served as interim head coach for the final 12 games of the 2012-13 season. He has also served as the associate head coach for four out of the five Bighorns’ seasons and during the 2010-11 season, he worked as a player development coach for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the NBA, where one of his duties was scouting the NBA D-League.
“Coach Glover has been a part of the Reno Bighorns since its inception,” said Reno Bighorns owner Herb Santos, Jr. “In addition to his four years as Associate Head Coach with the Bighorns, he has coached at the collegiate, NBA and WNBA levels. Jason puts his heart and soul into developing basketball players. When you take into account his work ethic and knowledge of the game, he will be a superb head coach.”
“First of all I would like to thank the Reno Bighorn family, Herb Santos Jr, Steve and Jeff Adams, for giving me the opportunity to continue doing what I love to do. I look forward to the challenges that lie ahead. I am extremely humbled and excited to be able to stay home in Reno and work for a first class organization like the Bighorns. I plan to help the organization grow not only on the court but off the court as well. We would like to build a basketball team that Northern Nevada can not only rally around, but be proud of.”
Glover is also the acting Executive Director of the Nevada Basketball Academy, a program he created after a highly successful 13-year college and high school coaching career. He previously served as Pat Foster’s top assistant at the University of Nevada from 1993-1999. Prior to coaching at the University of Nevada, he served as an assistant coach to Dave Rose at Dixie College in St. George, Utah. For three seasons, Glover was instrumental in building Dixie into a national junior college power, helping guide the Rebels to two top-10 national rankings. During the off season, he is the Associate Head Coach of the Tulsa Shock of the WNBA. Glover’s Shock will be taking on the Washington Mystics today at 1 p.m. PST on NBA TV.
Earlier in his career, after graduating from Grand Canyon College with a degree in education, Glover began his coaching career in Las Vegas as a high school coach at Rancho High School under Coach Jim Allen. He also had the unique opportunity to learn first-hand from two of the nation’s winningest coaches, former Nevada and Houston Head Coach Pat Foster, and ex-UNLV and Fresno State Coach Jerry Tarkanian.
Glover has built his prominent coaching reputation on his abilities as an on-court teacher with special emphasis on individual improvement. He has worked individually with players of all ages and levels, most notably NBA players Larry Johnson, Kendall Gill, Stacey Augmon, and former Wolfpack star and Harlem Globetrotter Eathan O’Bryant.