Joe Glenn Receives One-Year Contract Extension

Feb. 5, 2004


Wyoming Head Football Coach Joe Glenn has been awarded a one-year extension to his contract, taking him through the 2008 season, UW Athletics Director Gary Barta announced Thursday.

Glenn, who has completed one year of his Wyoming contract, will receive an additional $25,000 supplement to his salary. The additional money will be funded through the Cowboy Joe Club, Barta said, and will raise his guaranteed salary to $438,780 for the remainder of the contract.

"In a very short time, Joe Glenn has captured the hearts and imaginations of the people of Wyoming," Barta said. "I can't imagine a better man to head this program, and these young men in their athletic and academic pursuits."

Glenn, 53, became Wyoming's 30th head football coach on December 12, 2002. He had won an NCAA Division 1-AA, and three Big Sky Conference championships at Montana prior to accepting the position with Wyoming. He was 4-8 in his first year with the Cowboys, including victories over arch rivals Brigham Young and Colorado State.

"I'm very, very appreciative of the support I have received from our administration," Glenn said. "We are so excited about the future of this program, and stability is a huge key in that future success."

Glenn just completed his 29th season as a coach at the collegiate level, and his 19th as a head coach. His career record as a head coach is 162-67-1. He was named Montana's head coach on December 6, 1999.

Glenn came to Montana from Northern Colorado, where he was the most successful Division II coach in the country. He directed the Bears to 11 straight winning seasons, five straight trips to the Division II playoffs, and back-to-back national championships.

In 1976, at the age of 27, Glenn took over the coaching reigns at Doane (Neb.) College, becoming the youngest collegiate head coach in the nation. He began his career in 1974, at South Dakota, his alma mater, serving as the offensive backfield coach for one season before heading to Northern Arizona University where he held the same position.

A 1971 graduate of South Dakota, Glenn earned a bachelor's degree in health, physical education, recreation and athletics. As a quarterback and wide receiver, he served as team captain for the Coyotes as a senior.

After graduation, he earned an ROTC military commission and served two years in the U.S. Army. In 1975, he earned his master's degree in education from South Dakota.

Joe and his wife, Michele, have two adult children, Erin and Casey.