Kurt Glaeser, Associate Professor of Health and Physical Education, earned an M.A. (1983) from Montclair State College, after having received a B.A. (1978) in physical education from Western Maryland College. He also holds a National and Advanced National Diploma from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.
As coach of men’s lacrosse and women’s soccer, Glaeser is a four-time winner of the Virginia Women’s Soccer Coach of the Year award and has been voted the Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) Coach of the Year each year from 1995-2000, as well as in 2004. Under his leadership, the Mary Washington women’s soccer team has participated in 12 NCAA tournaments, reaching the Final Four in 1992 and the Final Eight in 1997, 1998 and 2004. He also was named the CAC Men’s Lacrosse Coach of the Year in 1993 and 1999 and the CAC Men’s Lacrosse Co-Coach of the Year in 2011. Glaeser twice has been named NCAA South Region Coach of the Year and later was named Mid-Atlantic Coach of the Year. He also coached the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association North-South Men’s Lacrosse All Star game in 1999. In 2008, Glaeser became a one-sport coach, giving up his duties as women’s soccer coach to focus on coaching men’s lacrosse. A member of the Intercollegiate Men’s Lacrosse Coaches’ Association, his areas of concentration are health, men’s lacrosse, soccer, and weight training.