Glen C. Tuckett Staff Bio | Head Baseball Coach

Glen C. Tuckett

1982 Hall of Fame Inductee

As one of BYU's winningest coaches, Glen finished 17 seasons, his entire coaching career at BYU, above .500. His teams won 13 division baseball titles and three conference championships. Under his direction, the Cougars posted two NCAA District 7 crowns and went to the College World Series in Omaha twice in 1968 and 1971. He was District 7 Coach of the Year three times.

After graduating from Murray High School he entered professional baseball but continued his studies, obtaining his B.S. degree in 1953. Glen spent nine years in the professional ranks before launching his coaching career at West High School in Salt Lake City.

A native of Murray, Utah, Glen came to BYU in 1959 where he served as an assistant football coach and head baseball coach. One of the highlights of this career came in 1974 when he was chosen as coach of the United States team, which won the World Amateur Baseball Tournament for only the second time in the tourney's 27-year history. He was the 1977 president of the American Baseball Coaches Association and in 1979 was inducted into the ABCA Hall of Fame. At the time of his retirement he was the ninth winningest baseball coach in the NCAA.

Glen took over as BYU's Athletic Director in 1976, replacing Stan Watts. Since then he has served in a variety of committees including NCAA Committee on Committees, NCAA Television Committee, College Football Association Executive Committee and College Football Association Television Committee. He is recognized as one of the leading forces in the Cougar Stadium expansion.

In 1985 he was inducted into to the Utah Old Time Athletes Association Hall of Fame and in 1995 to the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics Hall of Fame.  He also has been inducted to the Murray High School Hall of Fame, and the Utah Summer Games Hall of Fame.  In 1990 he received the Lefty Gomez Award by the ABCA.

Tuckett served as Athletic Director at the University of Alabama, 1995-96 and was the Athletic Director at Brigham Young University, 1976-1993.  He was BYU head baseball coach from 1959-1976, compiling a 445-256-4 record (.634).

Tuckett led BYU to 16 football bowl appearances and one trip to Japan in 17 years as the director of athletics.  He was the driving force in the expansion of our football stadium in 1982 which seated 30,000 and improved to 65,000 seats.  Consequently, the expanded stadium paired with the success of the program he helped foster, he was able to schedule games only dreamed of, home and home series with Notre Dame, Penn State, Pittsburgh,Texas, Miami, Washington and UCLA, resulting in victories for BYU on the field at South Bend, Ind., Pittsburgh, and Austin, Texas.

In 1990, he was the athletic director when BYU’s Ty Detmer won the Heisman Trophy.  The BYU athletic program won 17 Western Athletic Conference overall supremacy trophies in his span as athletic director.  During this time BYU also won the 1981 NCAA Men’s Golf Championship and was the 1984 National Champions with a perfect 13-0 record in football.

Glen C. Tuckett

As one of BYU's winningest coaches, Glen finished 17 seasons, his entire coaching career at BYU, above .500. His teams won 13 division baseball titles and three conference championships. Under his direction, the Cougars posted two NCAA District 7 crowns and went to the College World Series in Omaha twice in 1968 and 1971. He was District 7 Coach of the Year three times.

After graduating from Murray High School he entered professional baseball but continued his studies, obtaining his B.S. degree in 1953. Glen spent nine years in the professional ranks before launching his coaching career at West High School in Salt Lake City.

A native of Murray, Utah, Glen came to BYU in 1959 where he served as an assistant football coach and head baseball coach. One of the highlights of this career came in 1974 when he was chosen as coach of the United States team, which won the World Amateur Baseball Tournament for only the second time in the tourney's 27-year history. He was the 1977 president of the American Baseball Coaches Association and in 1979 was inducted into the ABCA Hall of Fame. At the time of his retirement he was the ninth winningest baseball coach in the NCAA.

Glen took over as BYU's Athletic Director in 1976, replacing Stan Watts. Since then he has served in a variety of committees including NCAA Committee on Committees, NCAA Television Committee, College Football Association Executive Committee and College Football Association Television Committee. He is recognized as one of the leading forces in the Cougar Stadium expansion.

In 1985 he was inducted into to the Utah Old Time Athletes Association Hall of Fame and in 1995 to the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics Hall of Fame.  He also has been inducted to the Murray High School Hall of Fame, and the Utah Summer Games Hall of Fame.  In 1990 he received the Lefty Gomez Award by the ABCA.

Tuckett served as Athletic Director at the University of Alabama, 1995-96 and was the Athletic Director at Brigham Young University, 1976-1993.  He was BYU head baseball coach from 1959-1976, compiling a 445-256-4 record (.634).

Tuckett led BYU to 16 football bowl appearances and one trip to Japan in 17 years as the director of athletics.  He was the driving force in the expansion of our football stadium in 1982 which seated 30,000 and improved to 65,000 seats.  Consequently, the expanded stadium paired with the success of the program he helped foster, he was able to schedule games only dreamed of, home and home series with Notre Dame, Penn State, Pittsburgh,Texas, Miami, Washington and UCLA, resulting in victories for BYU on the field at South Bend, Ind., Pittsburgh, and Austin, Texas.

In 1990, he was the athletic director when BYU’s Ty Detmer won the Heisman Trophy.  The BYU athletic program won 17 Western Athletic Conference overall supremacy trophies in his span as athletic director.  During this time BYU also won the 1981 NCAA Men’s Golf Championship and was the 1984 National Champions with a perfect 13-0 record in football.