Head football coach Steve Heimann tabbed the leader of his defense as he announced the hiring of Jason Glasco to be the next defensive coordinator. Glasco arrives with over eight years of collegiate coaching experience.
"We are very happy to have Coach Glasco join our staff as the newest defensive coordinator," explained Heimann. "Coach Glasco is highly respected within the coaching community and brings championship level experience to our defense. We are all very impressed with the rapport he has with his former players and his desire to mentor and grow young men. He will be a great asset to our program and the Presentation College campus as a whole."
Coach Glasco comes to Presentation after spending the last seven years at Dakota Wesleyan University. He spent his first two seasons as a graduate assistant before being named an assistant coach. He was also the recruiting coordinator and special teams coordinator – in which he coached the No. 3 nationally ranked punt return unit back in 2016. Notably, Coach Glasco has coached 21 All-GPAC linebackers, two All-American linebackers, and an All-American punter.
Before working at DWU, Coach Glasco spent a season as an assistant coach at the University of Sioux Falls. While with the Cougars, he worked with the team's defensive backs.
Collegiately, Coach Glasco joined the coaching ranks after a successful playing career at Sioux Falls. Coach Glasco was a three-year starter at safety for the Cougars and was a two-time All-GPAC Honorable Mention pick and earned All-GPAC First-Team and All-America Honorable Mention honors. Glasco, who graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in exercise science in 2007, played for the Cougars from 2003 to 2006 and was a part of the 2006 national championship team.
"I would first like to thank the administrative team and Vice President of Student Affairs Bob Schuchardt, as well as head coach Steve Heimann for giving me this opportunity," stated Glasco. "I am extremely excited for the opportunity to be the defensive coordinator here at Presentation College and being a part of the Saint family and the Aberdeen community. I am grateful for the opportunity to continue to influence the lives of young men in a positive way – both on and off the football field. I cannot wait to get started and meet all of the great people here at Presentation College and the community."
Glasco grew up in Sioux Falls, S.D., and attended Sioux Falls Roosevelt High School. He received his master's degree in educational policy and administration from Dakota Wesleyan in 2012.