Utah Valley closes the regular season with three straight games on the road.
Jason Glover enters his first season as Associate Head Coach at Utah Valley University.
In joining the staff at Utah Valley, Glover returns to the college ranks for the first time in over a decade -- broadening a 27-year career that has spanned all levels of basketball, including, most notably, the professional ranks. In all, Glover's coaching career spans from AAU basketball with kids as young as six-years old, to high school (Las Vegas Rancho) and junior college (Dixie State); from NCAA Division I (Nevada), to the NBA D-League, NBA, and WNBA.
Continuing a year-round coaching cycle that has been the norm for much of his career, Glover transitioned to Orem just weeks after the conclusion of the WNBA regular season. Under head coach Gary Kloppenburg, Glover spent the last two seasons with the Shock and worked with WNBA stars and former NCAA standouts Candice Wiggins, Skylar Diggins, Courtney Paris, and 2013 Sixth Woman of the Year Riquna Williams.
Glover's first foray into the highest levels of professional basketball came during the 2010-11 season when he served as a player development coach for the Minnesota Timberwolves. In Minneapolis, Glover worked with players such as Kevin Love, Kosta Koufos, Anthony Tolliver, and Sebastian Telfair, helping them gain consistency in their shooting form, footwork, and the other minute details of a top-notch NBA skill set.
With a season of NBA ball under his belt, Glover returned to his home state to accept an associate head coach position with the Reno Bighorns of the NBA Development League. A Las Vegas native, Glover had previously spent two seasons with the Bighorns as director of basketball operations from 2008-10. From 2011-13, Glover worked around the calendar, splitting winter-summer duties between the Bighorns and the Shock. At the conclusion of the 2012-13 NBADL season, he was named interim head coach of the Bighorns for the final 12 games after the team parted ways with former head coach Paul Mokeski. Based on his successful time on the Bighorns' sidelines and his popularity with the Reno fan base, Glover earned the nod for the full-time head job on June 30, 2013. But when the Bighorns organization came under new basketball operations management, he was released, opening the door for a move to Utah Valley.
Alongside fifth-year head coach Liz Darger, Glover completes Nixon's staff for the upcoming 2013-14 season.
Glover's last appearance at the NCAA level came in 1999, his final season as an assistant coach with the men's program at the University of Nevada. He spent seven seasons with the Wolf Pack and was head coach Pat Foster's top assistant during that time.
With a coaching career that has spanned the nation, Glover is not without a stop in the state of Utah. From 1990-93, he coached at Dixie State under Dave Rose, now the head coach at BYU, and helped build Dixie into a national power. The Rebels were twice ranked in the NJCAA top-10 during his time in St. George.
Glover is also familiar with the UCCU Center, frequenting the arena during his D-League days when the Bighorns would visit Orem to face the Utah Flash.
He graduated from Grand Canyon University in 1985 with a bachelor's degree in Education.