New Sailing Head Coach Named

Will Glenn enters his first season at Rollins College as the sailing head coach.

(Photo by Laura J. Cole) (Photo by Laura J. Cole)

Will Glenn has been sailing his whole life. His father taught him to sail at Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club on Long Island Sound, in Dyer Dhows, Blue Jays, Intl 420’s, Lasers and Windsurfers, and the club’s Concordia Yawl.

Glenn is now bringing his skills and expertise to Rollins College and will begin his first season as the sailing head coach for the Tars.

From 1994–96 and 1999–2000, Glenn trained and competed in US Olympic Trials in Savannah, Georgia and San Francisco, California. During his Olympic efforts, he participated in the Laser World Championships, finished second in the Laser North American Grand Prix in 1994, and did a tour of Europe. Since then, Glenn has focused on raising his own family to love the sport of sailing.

Collegiately, Glenn had a successful career at Florida State University, which produced nationally ranked co-ed and women’s teams consisting of future gold medalists, World Champions, Youth National Champions, and America’s Cup skippers. He led FSU to a SAISA District Championship in the spring of 1990 and an 11th place finish in the Intercollegiate Sailing Associations co-ed national championship. While at FSU he was captain, commodore, and chairman of the University Sports Club Council.

In his high school years, Glenn served as team captain and was named the MVP of the varsity sailing team at Williston-Northampton, leading his team to an appearance in the New England Championships.