(Courtesy Saint Louis Athletics)
Saint Louis University head women’s basketball coach Lisa Stone has announced the hiring of Glenn Box as assistant coach. Box, who served the 2010-11 and 2011-12 campaigns as a Billiken assistant coach, returns to SLU women’s basketball after spending the past two seasons as an assistant at the University of Akron.
“I am very excited to welcome Glenn Box back to Saint Louis University as assistant women’s basketball coach,” Stone said. “During the six years I have known Glenn, I have admired his passion and love for the game. He brings head-coaching experience, experience on the men’s side and experience coaching Division I women’s basketball to our program. Glenn has great knowledge of the game and is a great teacher. His personality and enthusiasm are infectious and will have an important impact on our players and our recruiting.
“Glenn has many ties to the Midwest and to coaches in the surrounding area, which will aid us in our recruiting,” Stone said. “He will be responsible for our perimeter players’ development, game and practice planning, scouting and all aspects of recruiting. We’re happy to welcome Glenn back to the Billiken family.”
At Akron, Box worked primarily with the Zips’ post players and served as the team’s defensive coordinator. He also oversaw junior-college recruiting and scheduling and was the liaison for strength and conditioning.
In 2013, Box coached Akron’s first-ever Mid-American Conference Player of the Year, Rachel Tecca, as well as third-team All-MAC selection Sina King.
Before first arriving at Saint Louis in May 2010, Box served a two-year stint as an assistant coach at Western Michigan, where he worked primarily with the Broncos’ guards. He spent six seasons at Rend Lake College in Ina, Ill., serving the first three years as an assistant with the men’s program before taking over as head coach of the women’s team. Box, a native of Cairo, Ill., began his coaching career in the Cairo school district.
The Rend Lake women posted a 64-31 record (.674) and defeated four nationally ranked opponents during Box’s three-year tenure. His 2007-08 team assembled a 21-11 ledger and reached No. 16 in the NJCAA national poll. The 2006-07 Lady Warriors fashioned a 24-8 mark, second best in school history, while finishing among the top 25 in the nation in scoring, field-goal percentage, 3-point field-goal percentage and free-throw percentage. Box’s 2005-06 squad went 19-12.
Box coached Rend Lake players who garnered six All-Conference accolades and four All-Region plaudits. That group included Rebecca Harris, a 2006 honorable mention All-American.
Box earned an associate’s degree in elementary education at Rend Lake in 1996 and a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice at Southeast Missouri State in 1998. He and wife Angela are the parents of two sons, Darius and William, and a daughter, Auna.