Glennon returns to helm of boys lacrosse program

Longtime Big Red coach and physical education returns to the helm of the boys lacrosse program. 

Brian Muldoon
January 17, 2024
Exeter's Bill Glennon returns to the helm of the boys lacrosse program.

The Exeter Athletics Department is excited to announce the return of Bill Glennon as the head coach of the boys varsity lacrosse program. Glennon, who served as head coach from 2014 to 2022 after spending the 23 previous seasons as an assistant with the program, returns to the helm of the team after spending the 2022 and 2023 seasons as an assistant under Matt Callahan '09. Callahan departed the Academy to pursue other professional interests this past summer.

“Bill Glennon is one of the best coaches of young athletes in the country and, while he never left, we are thrilled to see him return as the head coach of the boys lacrosse program,” said Director of Athletics Jason Baseden. “We were grateful to him for serving as a mentor to his former player, Matt Callahan, for the past couple of seasons, and are eager for him to continue to build Exeter lacrosse as one of the premier programs in the nation.”

“I am very excited to return as the head coach of the boys lacrosse program and am looking forward to coaching this terrific group of student-athletes,” said Glennon.

Glennon has helped mentor hundreds of Big Red lacrosse student-athletes both on and off the field during his 30 years on campus. On the field, he has coached dozens of All-Americans, Academic All-Americans and over a hundred All-New England selections. Coach Glennon has also been voted NEPSAC Lacrosse “Man of the Year” and “Assistant Coach of the Year” on several occasions throughout his career and is a pillar of the lacrosse community.

In addition to coaching lacrosse, Glennon served as head coach of the Big Red football program from 1991-2012 and 2019-2021 and currently serves as an assistant coach with the program. While at the helm of the football team, Glennon guided the team to four appearances in the NEPSAC Class A Tournament, winning two New England Championships in the process. He was elected to the NEPSFCA Hall of Fame and currently has a championship bowl game named in his honor.

Prior to Exeter, Coach Glennon served as the head lacrosse coach at Rochester Institute of Technology and Hampden Sydney College, and guided those programs to four NCAA Division III Final Four appearances. During that time, Coach Glennon was a finalist for NCAA Division III Lacrosse Coach of the year as well as voted ICAC/ECAC Lacrosse coach of the year. Coach Glennon is active in many youth lacrosse programs and has coached for the highly respected 3-D and 4 Leaf Lacrosse programs throughout the country.

Glennon is a proud parent of three Exeter graduates (Ryan ’00, Lindsey ’02, and Travis ’05). Travis Glennon will return to the Big Red sidelines as one of the assistant coaches with the lacrosse program in 2024.