Mean Green Softball Adds Two Assistants

DENTON, Texas (8/22/12)  -- University of North Texas softball coach T.J. Hubbard announced today the hiring of Rone Robinson and Erin Glasco as the Mean Green's two new assistant coaches. Robinson comes to the Mean Green from UT-Arlington, while Glasco, a former Texas A&M catcher, was an assistant at Southern Illinois.

"I'm excited to welcome two new coaches to our staff," said Hubbard. "They both bring several years of collegiate playing and coaching experience to the staff. Each will help with recruiting of future players, development of current players as well as the daily operations of the softball program."

Robinson returns to the Mean Green after serving as a volunteer assistant during the 2008-09 season. He moved on locally to work two seasons at UT-Dallas as an assistant coach and then spent this past year at UT-Arlington. As the hitting coach at UTD, Robinson helped the Comets bat .318 in 2010 and .308 in 2011. He also led the team to sharp spikes in home runs, on-base percentage and  slugging percentage as UTD broke nine offensive categories. At UTA, Robinson served as the Mavericks hitting coach and worked with the infield and outfielders.

"We welcome back Rone to our staff after several years," said Hubbard. "He was a big part of our success in 2009 and returns to help us reach that same level again. Rone will assist with the hitters and will be in charge of developing the infielders as well as coordinating the majority of our recruiting efforts."

Robinson was a two-year letterwinner for the Louisiana-Lafayette baseball team as a shortstop and centerfielder from 1993-94. He was a two-sport star, also lettering with the football team from 1989-93. He served as captain during his senior season in 1993, helping lead his team to a co-conference championship. The wide receiver was named second-team all-conference in the Big West. He earned his degree from ULL in applied science in 1995.

He continued his baseball career with the Carson Crawdads, a semi-professional team in Los Angeles, Calif. He also served as an assistant coach with the team, where he oversaw and ran infield and outfield practices and recruiting functions. Robinson was voted Newcomer of the Year and named to two All-Star games.

Glasco spent the last two years as an assistant coach at Southern Illinois. The Salukis lost in the Missouri Valley Conference championship game in 2012 after posting a 36-20 record. The Salukis won 30-plus games each of the last two seasons.

"We are excited to add Erin to our staff," said Hubbard. "As a player, she reached the pinnacle of college softball by playing in the national championship game in 2008, and she brings that experience with her to North Texas. She will be in charge of developing the pitchers and catchers as well as assisting with the offense. Erin will also assist with a large part of our recruiting."

Glasco had a successful collegiate career at Notre Dame and Texas A&M. She helped lead the Aggies to a national runner-up finish at the Women's College World Series in 2008 and was named to the Big 12 All-Tournament team after Texas A&M swept the league's regular season and tournament titles.

Glasco started nearly every game behind the plate as a junior and senior at A&M, posting a .278 career batting average with 88 hits, 21 doubles, six home runs and 58 RBIs. She worked with All-American pitchers Amanda Scarborough and Megan Gibson, calling all the pitches in the 2008 and 2009 seasons, including four no-hitters in 2008. Glasco and Gibson were an impressive team in 2008 when Gibson posted a 41-4 record.

One of two senior co-captains for the Aggies in 2009, Glasco led the team with a .479 on-base percentage. She was a steady force in Big 12 play with a team-best .316 batting average, which earned her All-Big 12 first team honors. Glasco was also named to the Louisville Slugger/NFCA Central All-Region team in 2009.

She earned a degree in business management in May 2010.



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