Derek Glasser begins his first season as an Assistant Coach for Caltech. Glasser’s responsibilities include practice and game coaching, player development, strategic preparation and scouting.
“Coach Glasser is a tremendous person to have in our program,” Head Coach Dr. Oliver Eslinger said. “His high-level playing experiences and basketball IQ will help our guys develop immediately. He’s had outstanding mentors during his career and I know he is excited about working with us.”
A southern California native, Glasser was a standout point guard at Artesia High School and Arizona State University. In high school, he played for Scott Pera, now the head coach at Rice. At ASU, he was a four-year starter for Herb Sendek and graduated as the Sun Devils’ all-time leader in games played. He was also the first player in school history to accumulate more than 1000 points and 500 assists in a career while setting the mark as ASU’s leader in free throw percentage.
Glasser was named both pre-season NIT all-tournament and Pac-10 all-tournament, and he was an all-conference honorable mention. After graduating with a degree in communications in 2010, he played pro basketball in Israel for Maccabi Haifa and in Estonia for Kalev Cramo.