Now in his 33rd season at Rollins, Glenn Wilkes Jr. scores his 700th win as the legendary coach of women’s basketball.
On November 28, after much anticipation, head women’s basketball coach Glenn Wilkes Jr. earned his 700th career win during the first Sunshine State Conference (SSC) game of the season. The Tars beat Embry-Riddle 71-63.
Wilkes becomes just the fourth head coach in Division II women’s basketball history to reach the milestone, and now has a record of 700-252 in his 33-year career. In Wilkes’ first season at Rollins, his team went 21-6 and he was named the Sunshine State Conference Coach of the Year. Since then, he has become the winningest coach in SSC history, having led the Tars to 13 conference titles and 18 trips to the NCAA Tournament.
Wilkes is a nine-time SSC Coach of the Year and in 2006 was named the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) National Coach of the Year.
In 2012 under Wilkes’ leadership, the Tars won the South Region Tournament for the first time in school history and advanced to the Final Four, the farthest any SSC team has ever gone in the tournament.
With more than 1,200 combined career wins, Wilkes and his father, legendary Stetson University coach Glenn Wilkes Sr., have won more games than any father-son duo in NCAA history.
Men’s basketball head coach Tom Klusman joined Wilkes in the 700 club with his win against Palm Beach Atlantic on December 7.