Veteran coach Glick looks to maintain tradition of winning at Meade

Posted by Michael Glick on Jun 27 2018 at 05:00PM PDT

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.” 


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