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After Eight Successful Years Atop The Hill, Kerry Glover Steps Down As Columbia Coach

After Eight Successful Years Atop The Hill, Kerry Glover Steps Down As Columbia Coach

Written by: Andy Herr on March 17, 2024


For the first time in nearly a decade, the Columbia Crimson Tide boys’ basketball program will have a new voice in the front of the room. Early Sunday afternoon, Kerry Glover informed that he was resigning his post as Columbia head coach.

During his eight-year stint, Glover was able to post a 131-68 overall record that included two District 3 titles and one runner-up finish. Among the other notable achievements that the program was able to procure during his tenure, the Crimson Tide won five Lancaster-Lebanon League section titles in a row that were parlayed into five league tournament appearances. Additionally, Columbia reached the PIAA playoffs five times during the Glover era, a pair of which reached the state’s round of 16.

In terms of personal accolades secured from both his peers and media alike, Glover tallied half a dozen LNP Coach of the Year titles along with four Coach of the Year honors as well.

In a statement provided to LLHoops, Glover issued the following regarding the move. 

“The time has come. I’ve given my all and it’s time for a new leader to steer the ship. Over these past eight years, I’ve grown a lot as a coach & as a person. I’ve learned how to navigate through things like small numbers, revolving doors of leadership, difficulty scheduling opponents in higher classifications in order to be challenged, and keeping young men safe & healthy, both mentally & emotionally. I thank the community, school district, the best booster club in the world, and most importantly, all the players I’ve had for believing in me. The memories will last forever, and the players will never be forgotten.

When teams came up on that hill, it was magic. We played programs the school never would’ve thought of, got in events that made people question “why”, but I knew what made sense. I knew the work we put in. The pride was restored, and I wear my crimson & gold proudly!

The leadership is better. They’ve given nothing but support and made changes to raise the level of accountability, communication and consistency. The superintendent, the principal and most importantly, the athletic director, are simply the best!

I didn’t do things the traditional way. I’ve never been big on tradition. But look around the league and Central PA. Now, you can see a little of this style everywhere lol. We put on. we got results, and the Tide is back to being respected & not overlooked again. Mission accomplished!”

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