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Aug. 26, 2000

COLUMBUS, Ohio–Andy Geiger, Ohio State director of athletics, announced today the hiring of Anthony Glass as the Ohio State Director of Strength and Conditioning for Olympic sports. Glass will begin Sept. 5.

Glass replaces Sean Sheppard, who left Ohio State earlier this summer.

Glass comes to Ohio State after four years at the University of Georgia, where he directed all strength and conditioning efforts for 20 sports, with the exception of football, in the Bulldog Athletics program.

Prior to his tenure at Georgia, Glass spent one year in a similar position at Boston College. Prior to that he spent four years with the strength and conditioning staff at Northern Illinois, where he also earned an M.Ed. degree.

Glass is certified by both the National Strength & Conditioning Association and the American College of Sports Medicine. A native North Carolinian, Glass graduated from Appalachian State in 1990 with a degree in Physical Education.

While at Northern Illinois, Glass authored the book titled “Weight Training: A Step by Step Guide to the Development of a Safe and Sound Program.” He has written a number of articles for major sport science journals.

Since 1984, Glass has competed successfully in powerlifting, winning several North Carolina and Illinois state championships. He has trained athletes of all levels from high school to professional.

Glass will oversee all strength and conditioning efforts for all sports at Ohio State with the exception of football.

He and his wife, Guerdie, have one son, Lee Anthony, Jr. (2).