Oklahoma State Defensive Coordinator, Glenn Spencer, had the honor to throw out the first pitch in today’s baseball game against Central Arkansas.
And unlike many, and I mean MANY people in the sports industry, Spencer did an outstanding job. So much so, that most people in the press box were pretty surprised. Not at the fact that he threw a great first pitch, but at the fact that many people crumble under the pressure and sail the pitch.
“I didn’t want to embarrass myself.” said Spencer, “Got a couple of warm up throws, but not much. I didn’t want to throw a dirt ball, I didn’t want to do like Mason did and sail one over his head. So, uh, I hit the mitt. It was a little outside the zone, didn’t have much heat to it, but it was a good little changeup.”.
One of Spencer’s sons, Abe Spencer, is currently on scholarship as a pitcher at Oklahoma Christian. It’s safe to say that Coach Spencer learned a thing or two from Abe. Or, maybe Abe learned a thing or two from dad.
Coach Spencer played college football at Georgia Tech where he lettered all four years as a defensive tackle and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in management. He’s currently coaching in his 30th year overall.