Kelsey Kroger: What is your hometown?
Joe Glenn: Lincoln, Neb.
KK: What sports did you play in high school?
JG: Basketball, baseball and quarterback of the
KK: What did you major in at University of South Dakota?
JG: Health, physical education and recreation.
KK: How did you get into coaching?
JG: I had three different majors while I was at USD. I started at business, went to journalism and then realized that my teachers and my coaches influenced my life. I realized that coaching was a chance for me to stay involved in the game that I had a passion for since I was 10 years old.
KK: What is your favorite part about coaching?
JG: I would have to say interacting with the coaches and players, and getting to know people. I love being at games and competitions, but when it’s all said and done you remember the players and coaches that you work with.
KK: Who is your favorite opponent?
JG: In my whole life, my archrival has been South Dakota State, Montana State, and North Dakota State (while I was at Northern Colorado). Anytime you have an archrival, that’s the team you like to play the most.
KK: What is your favorite sports stadium?
JG: Neyland Stadium at the University of Tennessee. While I was at the University of Wyoming, we played the Volunteers in front of 100,000 people and got the victory, now that was fun.
KK: What do you do to motivate your team?
JG: Out of the love for the game and their school and each other. I like to make them appreciate what they have as far as an athlete and playing college football.
KK: Do you have a favorite quote?
JG: “Big time is where you’re at.” I’ve always really enjoyed where I’m at. It doesn’t have to be Notre Dame or the Chicago Bears, I always put my heart and soul into the team I’m with.
KK: What is your favorite movie?
JG: My favorite movie is either “Castaway” or “Shawshank Redemption.”
KK: What is your favorite part of USD?
JG: The people.
KK: Who or what gives you inspiration?
JG: My wife and my children all give me the inspiration to do what I do, and throughout my lifetime, my family and coaches and the players whom I coach.
KK: Who is your favorite athlete?
JG: When I was at USD, New York Jets quarterback Joe Namath and George Brett from the Kansas City Royals. I also have a lot of respect for John Elway, one of the greatest quarterbacks ever to play.
KK: If you could coach any other sport what would it be?