BRANDYWINE – After 12 seasons of coaching at Gwynn Park High School, Boys Basketball Head Coach Michael Glick will be leaving the program to stay close to home. Glick will be the new head coach at Meade Senior High School.
“It is bittersweet I tell you, I hate to leave Gwynn Park, and I’m really sad to leave, but I have a fantastic opportunity to be the coach at Meade, and it’s 10 minutes away from my home,” Glick said.
Glick currently has an hour commute to work at Gwynn Park, and the new opportunity at Meade is more convenient for him.
For the last nine seasons, Pete Corriero was the head coach at Meade. He leaves behind the accomplishment of leading the program to their first state championship in 2015.
“Pete was my JV coach at Gwynn Park, and he is very young and accomplished so much at Meade since he has been in the program,” Glick said.
Glick is entering his 26th season coaching, and he is making his fourth coaching change. He coached at St. Vincent Palloti from 1993-1999, Archbishop Spalding from 1999-2006 and spent 12 years coaching at Gwynn Park before accepting the offer at Meade.
For the past 12 years, Glick led Gwynn Park to four regional championships, four league titles and one county championship. Glick is coming off a 12-12 record this past season losing to Lake Clifton High School by the score of 72-39 in the playoffs.
“The community is what I will miss the most,” Glick said about leaving the Gwynn Park program. “I was also a social studies teacher, and I will always have love for Gwynn Park, but I’m geeked for the job at Meade, and this is opportunity.”
Glick stated that this would most likely be the last coaching position that he will hold.
Justin Faison who averaged 23 points last year for Gwynn Park said he expects great things from Glick at Meade.
“He was a great coach, and he helped change me into the player I am now,” said Faison who now plays for Elizabeth City State University. With the confidence he instilled in me, I was able to be a complete point guard at the high school level.”
He wishes the best of luck to Glick at Meade.
Another student-athlete who played alongside Faison in 2015 was Isaiah Miles. He was the second-leading scorer for Gwynn Park at 14 points per game that season.
“He is a coach I always dreamed about playing for, he taught us team basketball as you saw for senior year with the run we had and even if times were down he always believed we could bounce back,” Miles said.
“As a coach and playing for him, he always wanted what was best for you. The main thing that Coach Glick taught us was comradery. You are not just playing for yourself, it is a team game.”
Miles said the new head coach has some shoes to fill, but Glick has left a lasting legacy at Gwynn Park.