A 1994 graduate of Springfield College, Glenn Harris earned his master's degree in exercise science from Appalachian State in 1996. He first came to Boston University in May of 1996 to serve as an assistant strength and conditioning coach where he supervised the strength and conditioning programs for men's soccer, field hockey, and the 1996-97 America East champion men's basketball team. He was promoted to head strength and conditioning coach in 1997 and has held the position ever since. During his 18 year career at BU, Harris has helped the Terriers capture the America East Commissioner's Cup a total of 11 times, including seven straight from 2005-2012.
Harris has also had the opportunity to train members of USA women's soccer, women's ice hockey, and rowing. He has worked with athletes preparing for seasons in Major League Soccer, Major League Lacrosse, the National Hockey League, and the European Basketball League. He has also consulted with the Massachusetts State Police fitness coordinators and served as a conditioning coach for the 19th Special State Police Academy.
Harris has authored several articles involving strength and conditioning, including "Off-season Conditioning for Women's Lacrosse" and "Pre-Season Conditioning for College Basketball." He has also co-authored "Training for Ice Hockey" and a study entitled "Short-Term Performance Effects of High Power, High Force, or Combined Weight-Training Programs."
Glenn would like to thank the many student athletes and coaches that he has had the privilege to work with and learn from over the last 18 years. Most importantly, he would like to thank his wife, Beth, and son, Owen, for their constant support of a coach's life.