Smash It Sports Vipers Name Gerry Glasco Head Coach for Inaugural Season
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Rochester, NY - Smash It Sports Vipers, Women’s Professional Fastpitch team, welcomes Gerry Glasco as the Head Coach. Gerry Glasco is the current and remaining Louisiana Ragin Cajun Softball Coach and brings over 20 years of experience to the Vipers for their inaugural summer league season. “I am excited to be part of the new WPF and to join the Smash It Sports Vipers and Don DeDonatis in an effort to help provide a place for athletes to continue their softball careers through professional softball”, remarked Glasco
Gerry’s list of Coaching Honors includes: - 2019 and 2021 Sun Belt Conference Coach of the Year - 2019 Louisiana Sports Writers Association Coach of the Year - Two-time Sun Belt regular season and tournament champions with Louisiana (2019, 2021) - Produced Louisiana's first Top 10 finish in major national polls since 2014 and a No. 1 ranking in NCAA RPI during COVID-19 shortened 2020 season - Guided Louisiana to only its second undefeated conference mark in program history (25-0 in 2019) - Top 10 nationally-ranked scoring offense and earned run average in 2019 (Louisiana) - Established a school-record 29-game winning streak at Louisiana (2019) - Led two SEC programs (Georgia and Texas A&M) to the Women’s College World Series - 2017 NFCA South Region Coaching Staff of the Year (Texas A&M) - 2014, 2017, and 2019 National Pro Fastpitch League champions - 20-plus offensive records set at Georgia - Eight offensive records were set at Texas A&M - Offense led SEC in home runs in 2013-14 (Georgia) and in 2016-17 (Texas A&M) - Produced 13 All-Americans, 50 all-conference honorees (29, SEC; 21, Sun Belt) and 40 All-Region selections
When the Smash It Sports Vipers began the search for a coach, Gerry’s name was at the top of the list. Vipers General Manager Don DeDonatis Sr stated “I believe you need to go after the best coach when you are trying to put the best team on the field and Gerry Glasco is just that”, “He has done more for the sport through his years both as a college coach and professional coach in the NPF and I was thrilled to learn he was available and excited to once again help grow the sport of Fastpitch.” Gerry will take the field for the Vipers inaugural season starting in June 2022.
The Smash It Sports Vipers will be releasing the summer league schedule in the coming weeks and continue with information on how to attend games and interact with athletes. For more information, visit our website www.SISVipers.com and follow us on social media.