Trail grad Glenn extends stay with Seahawks

June 18th, 2015 10:23 am

First Posted: 4/14/2015

Lackawanna Trail graduate John Glenn is preparing for his fourth season as a member of the Seattle Seahawks coaching staff.

Since coaching with the Seahawks in the Super Bowl for the second straight year, Glenn has signed a contract to extend his career in Seattle.

Glenn spent his first two seasons as a special teams assistant, earning a Super Bowl ring when Seattle routed Denver, 43-8, in Super Bowl XLVIII in 2014.

Prior to the 2014 regular season, Glenn moved to quality control coach with the National Football League’s top defense, working with linebackers in particular. He will continue in that role in 2015.

“It will be my second year with the defense,” Glenn said in a telephone interview. “I’m certainly pumped up about it.”

Following a successful athletic career at Lackawanna Trail where he quarterbacked the Lions to a District 2 Class A championship, Glenn was a two-sport athlete at East Stroudsburg University. He was three-time letterman at linebacker where he helped the team to the 2004 and 2005 NCAA Division II playoffs, starting all 14 games of his senior season.

Glenn had 160 career tackles, including 11 for losses and 8 ½ sacks, while making five interceptions and recovering three fumbles. He also played two seasons of basketball, starting six games.

Glenn began his coaching career as a volunteer at East Stroudsburg. He took positions with North Carolina Wesleyan and the University of Washington before landing a spot on Pete Carroll’s Seattle staff.

“As long as they keep wanting me, I’ll keep showing up for work,” Glenn said.