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In his sixth season as an assistant on Richie Grant's coaching staff, Nick Glaser has taken an active role in the squad's recruiting, scouring the globe for players to fill the U of M roster with talent, leadership and championship-caliber student-athletes.
In addition to coordinating recruiting, Glaser is also in charge of a talented group of midfielders. During his tenure, Glaser has coached such talents as Tripp Harkins, Jared Britcher, 2010 Tommy Smith Award recipient Cody McCoy and current Tiger Liam Collins.
Under Glaser's guidance, Collins recorded 11 assists in 2011, the third-most assists for a season in school history. The sophomore midfielder earned C-USA All-Conference first team accolades and finished the season ranked fourth nationally in assists per game and total assists.
Glaser, a standout on Tigers squads from 1997-2000, rejoined the program as an assistant coach in 2007 after spending the 2005 and 2006 campaigns as an assistant coach at Dayton.
From 2003-04, Glaser served as an assistant at Cumberland University, where he worked with the Bulldogs men's and women's teams before leaving the NAIA school to join the Flyers.
Glaser began his coaching career by working in the club team ranks. He served as head coach of the Hendersonville Fever `93 team from 2001-04 and the Hendersonville Fever `91 squad from 2002-03.
After graduating from Memphis, Glaser continued his playing career with the Nashville Metros of the A-League. After one season in Nashville, Glaser spent the 2002 and 2003 A-League seasons with the Cincinnati Riverhawks, leading the club in minutes played in 2003.
While at Memphis, Glaser earned 1997 C-USA All-Freshman Team honors. In his first collegiate season, he helped the Tigers to a 10-8-2 record and played in all 20 games, notching five goals and five assists.
"As a former player here, Nick knows the expectations of the program," Grant said. "He knows the standards of the conference, and he's played professionally, so he brings a wealth of experience to our program."
Glaser graduated from Memphis in 2001, earning a degree in marketing. He totaled 35 points (11 goals, 12 assists) in 73 career games wearing the Blue and Gray.
During his playing career, Glaser was honored with the program's inaugural Tommy Smith Award, given annually to the Tiger that best represents the qualities of the late Smith. A former Tigers standout in the early 1990s, Smith passed away in 2000.