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Veteran coach Glick looks to maintain tradition of winning at Meade
by Bob Hough July 28, 2018
There’s plenty of reasons why veteran basketball coach Mike Glick would pursue a job like that of head coach of the Meade boys basketball team.The Mustangs have been one of the top teams in the county over the last decade and are just a few years removed from a state title and back-to-back appearances in the state final. Plus, competing in the Class 4A East Region might not be as daunting as the Class 2A South Region, which includes a lot of the Baltimore City schools. Six times in his 12 years at Gwynn Park in Prince George’s County, Glick’s teams fell in the playoffs to the eventual state champion.From a competitive standpoint, those were some solid reasons for Glick to pursue the job following the resignation of Pete Corriero.Just like anyone else looking for a new job, another factor came into play.“I had no expectations to leave Gwynn Park,” Glick said. “The main reason I left was the distance to the school.”Glick, who has 481 wins in his 25 years as a head coach, was hired as the Mustangs’ new coach on May 4.
He replaces Corriero, who stepped down in March following nine years where he led the team to one of its best stretches of success since the program began under legendary coach Butch Young in 1977.“We are very excited to announce the hire of Michael Glick as the new head coach of the Meade boys’ basketball program,” athletic director Kevin Rutledge said in a statement. “With 481 career wins in his 25 years as a head coach, Coach Glick has been instrumental in some of the strongest programs in the state. There’s no doubt that Coach Glick will continue the long standing traditions and standards set in place by Pete Corriero and Butch Young before him.”Living in Clarksville in Howard County, Glick’s commute to Gwynn Park was roughly an hour each way. He was a teacher at the school for 13 years and coached the basketball team the last 12. He’s moving to Gambrills over the summer, giving him a much shorter commute.“The drive was brutal. It just seemed like it got longer and longer each year,” Glick said. “I love Gwynn Park and it really saddens me to leave, but I’m very excited to be at Meade.”
Glick has a 481-235 (.672) record in his 25 years at Gwynn Park, Archbishop Spalding and St. Vincent Pallotti. In addition to his 12 seasons at Gwynn Park, he coached at Archbishop Spalding for seven years and Pallotti for six. He won at least 122 games at each school and suffered just two losing seasons in his career. His teams won 20 or more games 11 times.“At Spalding, there were unbelievable expectations,” said Glick, who has coached three players who’ve gone on to play in the NBA, including Rudy Gay, who played at Spalding and the University of Connecticut prior to his NBA career. “When I was at Pallotti, the program was down and we got our heads banged in for a couple years, but we turned it around.”Glick began his career at Pallotti in 1993 and led the Panthers to the WCAC Division II championship in his second year. He moved on to Spalding in 1999 and led the Cavaliers to Baltimore Catholic League titles two of his first three years, while also winning a pair of Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference regular-season championships and a tournament title. He won another MIAA championship in 2004.He moved on to Gwynn Park in 2006 and led the Yellow Jackets to four region titles, which included an appearance in the state final in 2010. His most recent region title came in 2016, when the Yellow Jackets finished 16-1 in conference play and 24-3 overall. Glick’s best season at Gwynn Park was in 2007-2008 when the team finished 20-0 in the conference and 25-2 overall.
At Meade, he inherits a team which has just one returning player. After three straight losing seasons under Corriero, the Mustangs went 119-34 in his final six years and won no fewer than 17 games each year. Meade advanced to the Class 4A East Region Section I final last year and came within a few seconds of knocking off Old Mill, which went on to win the region.“I’m so proud of Pete’s accomplishments at Meade. He took the program to another level,” Glick said. “My goal is to maintain what he built. He did remarkable things at Meade. He laid the foundation. I’m really excited to be at Meade and I plan on staying for a long time.”
BRANDYWINE – After 12 seasons of coaching at Gwynn Park High School, Boys Basketball Head Coach Michael Glick will be leaving the program to stay close to home. Glick will be the new head coach at Meade Senior High School.
“It is bittersweet I tell you, I hate to leave Gwynn Park, and I’m really sad to leave, but I have a fantastic opportunity to be the coach at Meade, and it’s 10 minutes away from my home,” Glick said.
Glick currently has an hour commute to work at Gwynn Park, and the new opportunity at Meade is more convenient for him.
For the last nine seasons, Pete Corriero was the head coach at Meade. He leaves behind the accomplishment of leading the program to their first state championship in 2015.
“Pete was my JV coach at Gwynn Park, and he is very young and accomplished so much at Meade since he has been in the program,” Glick said.
Glick is entering his 26th season coaching, and he is making his fourth coaching change. He coached at St. Vincent Palloti from 1993-1999, Archbishop Spalding from 1999-2006 and spent 12 years coaching at Gwynn Park before accepting the offer at Meade.For the past 12 years, Glick led Gwynn Park to four regional championships, four league titles and one county championship. Glick is coming off a 12-12 record this past season losing to Lake Clifton High School by the score of 72-39 in the playoffs.
“The community is what I will miss the most,” Glick said about leaving the Gwynn Park program. “I was also a social studies teacher, and I will always have love for Gwynn Park, but I’m geeked for the job at Meade, and this is opportunity.”Glick stated that this would most likely be the last coaching position that he will hold.Justin Faison who averaged 23 points last year for Gwynn Park said he expects great things from Glick at Meade.“He was a great coach, and he helped change me into the player I am now,” said Faison who now plays for Elizabeth City State University. With the confidence he instilled in me, I was able to be a complete point guard at the high school level.”He wishes the best of luck to Glick at Meade.
Another student-athlete who played alongside Faison in 2015 was Isaiah Miles. He was the second-leading scorer for Gwynn Park at 14 points per game that season.“He is a coach I always dreamed about playing for, he taught us team basketball as you saw for senior year with the run we had and even if times were down he always believed we could bounce back,” Miles said.“As a coach and playing for him, he always wanted what was best for you. The main thing that Coach Glick taught us was comradery. You are not just playing for yourself, it is a team game.”Miles said the new head coach has some shoes to fill, but Glick has left a lasting legacy at Gwynn Park.
DCW50 MVP: Justin Faison
School: Gwynn Park High School
School District: Prince George's County
BRANDYWINE, Md. -- Justin Faison had a senior season to remember. He averaged 22 points and 5 assists per game.
His Gwynn Park Yellow Jackets team didn't do as well last year's team which made the Maryland State Finals Final Four but coaches said Faison deserves recognition for upping his game during his senior season while leading a young group of players through and up and down season.
B.J. Koubaroulis counts down the Top Plays from Week 9
Here are the Top plays from the weekend:
No. 10: Champe’s Dom Fragala continues to pour in the points, this time going for 49 against the Cougars including 20-20 from the free-throw line and 5 three-pointers as the Knights went on to win 83-67.
No. 9: St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes forward Charles Thompson gets the pass and throws down a monster tomahawk slam over a defender that set the tone in 65-53 win over Episcopal!
No. 8: Wilson guard Ayinde Hikim lobs up a beautiful alley oop pass to teammate Ricardo Lindo, who slams it down for a big dunk in the third quarter of the Tigers’ 67-63 win over H.D. Woodson on Friday.
No. 7: Wise Darron Barnes drives to the rim and shows no regard for the Flowers’ defender, posterizing him with the jam in the 81-71 win for the Pumas!
No. 6: St. Andrew’s forward and Louisiana Tech Commit Anthony Duruji is at it again, this time getting a rebound and flushing it back home with authority! The Lions took down the Huskies 74-59.
No. 5: With Marshall down 1 late in the 4th, junior Rachel McFaul finds Kylie Hardin who drills the game-winning jumper to beat Edison!
No. 4: With the game tied and less than a minute left, Bullis forward Raffy Baumgardner blocks a shot that ignites the fast break and Vado Morse finds Kyrie Walker for the alley-oop and the lead. Then, after Landon briefly took the lead, Morse nails an open jumper that put Bullis in front for good as the Bulldogs beat the Bears 68-65.
No. 3: With the Forest Park trailing by 3 late in the 4th, guard Austin Judy gets the inbound, turns around, and then nails a three-pointer at the buzzer to send the game into overtime! Judy would go on to score all of Forest Park’s points in overtime to give the Bruins a 58-56 win over Woodbridge!
No. 2: With Oakton trailing Chantilly by three and less than a second left in Overtime, Paul Campo shows off his quarterback skills by throwing a full-court pass to Charlie Smith. Smith catches the pass and immediately shoots it, knocking down the desperation shot as the buzzer sounds to send the game into double-overtime! The Cougars went on to beat the Chargers 64-56.
No. 1: With Gwynn Park down one, they work the ball up court against the full court press and get it to Justin Faison who gets double teamed and kicks it out to Jaden Stonework who then gets it back to Faison who takes the deep three and drains it at the buzzer, sending the crowd into a frenzy as the Yellow Jackets beat Central 59-57.