— Head Baseball Coach
William (Billy) Glessner took over the University of Ft. Lauderdale program in 2021 after six seasons guiding Pinellas Park High School.
Prior to the University of Ft. Lauderdale, Glessner served as head baseball coach at Pinellas Park High School for six years, where he was named awarded the 2021 6A Coach of the Year.
From 2014 – 2016, Glessner then served as an assistant coach at Northeast High School under ex MLB, Coach Rob Stanifer and helped lead the team to Districts Championships.
Glessner began his college playing career at East Florida State University; under Coach Ernie Rosseau, Glessner batted a .419 season average earning him the sixth-best batting average in Florida for Juco that year. At East Florida State, where he served as team captain, Glessner led his team in average, on-base percentage and stolen bases.
At Southeastern University, under Coach Jason Beck, Glessner held a career batting average of .360, 58 stolen bases and an OBP of .453 while adding 72 runs all in two years. Glessner is 4th in program history in stolen bases during his two years tenure at Southeastern University. Glessner was 1st team all-conference in NCCAA and team MVP during his time at Southeastern University.
William Glessner holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Master of Education from Southeastern University. Glessner maintained a 3.7 GPA as a student-athlete for Southeastern University and a 3.8 GPA for his graduate program.
Billy resides in Ft. Lauderdale with his wife, Minh and their four dogs.