Glance To Retire After 2011 Track

University of Alabama Men's Track and Field Head Coach Harvey Glance announced Monday that he will retire after the 2010-11 season. Glance, who is concluding his 13th season at The Capstone this spring, has been the head coach of the men's track and field program since September 1, 1997.

"It has been an honor and a privilege to be the head coach at The University of Alabama," Glance said. "Over the course of my time here I have developed great affection for the University and the Alabama family. The time is right for me to make this move, as I hope to shift my focus more towards training individual athletes to compete on the international level. So, this is not so much a retirement from coaching as it is a chance to move my coaching career in a new direction."

"Harvey's been a tremendous ambassador for Alabama athletics over the last 13 years, and I know this was not a decision made easily," Alabama Director of Athletics Mal Moore said. "We deeply appreciate all of his contributions to our university, our athletics department and the track and field program."

In 19 years as a collegiate head coach, 13 of which have been spent at Alabama, Glance has led his student-athletes to 181 All-America honors, including 80 All-Americas at Alabama, 34 individual SEC champions for the Crimson Tide and nine NCAA individual titles.

Outside of his college coaching career, Glance has coached numerous Olympic Trials participants and USA National Team athletes, coaching two athletes to the Olympic Games (Tim Broe in 2004 and Miguel Pate in 2008).

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