December 21, 2006

Former Met, Mike Glavine named Assistant Coach at Northwestern University

Shawn at Dracut Forum, writes about Mike Glavine and him being named Assistant Coach at Northwestern University:

Mike Glavine ’96 has been named an assistant coach on the Northeastern University baseball team, head coach Neil McPhee announced on Tuesday. Glavine will work primarily with Northeastern’s infielders and hitters. A native of Billerica, Mass., Glavine was inducted into the Northeastern Hall of Fame on Nov. 16 for excellence in the sport of baseball and brings with him 10 years of experience at the professional level.

After graduating from Northeastern, Glavine spent 10 seasons in professional baseball after being drafted by the Cleveland Indians in 1995, with most time coming at the Double A and Triple A levels. In 2003, Glavine was called up to the major leagues by the New York Mets for the final month of the season, where he played with his older brother, Tom. He got his first major league hit in his last game with the Mets, on Sept. 28, 2003 against the Florida Marlins. He became the third Husky to play in the major leagues, joining George Yankowski and Carlos Pena.

Glavine, who retired from baseball in 2004, is a co-owner of Future Stars in Dracut, Mass. The facility offers baseball and softball instruction as well as personalized strength and conditioning programs for young players. Glavine, who has previously coached AAU teams in addition to teaching private lessons and group camps, is responsible for the day-to-day operations of Future Stars.

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