University of Louisiana-Lafayette

Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns Athletic Dept
537 Cajundome Blvd., Suite 239 Lafayette, LA 70504
Division 1 Louisiana South
Public Large National competitor

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Gerry Glasco

Gerry Glasco was named the head coach of Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns Softball on Monday, Nov. 20, 2017.


Glasco coached the previous nine seasons in the Southeastern Conference and is considered one of the nation’s top offensive coaches and recruiters. He helped lead Texas A&M to the 2017 Women’s College World Series and was recently appointed associate head coach at Auburn.


He becomes the fourth head coach in the 38-year history of Ragin’ Cajuns Softball, which was led first by National Fastpitch Coaches Association Hall of Famer Yvette Girouard.


“Gerry Glasco represents all the values we have for both our softball program and athletics department to include integrity, strong character, determination, and a championship vision,” Louisiana Director of Athletics Dr. Bryan Maggard said at the press conference introducing Glasco. “He is a proven winner, a great recruiter and has a relentless work ethic. Coach Glasco develops positive relationships with his players, while mentoring young women well beyond the softball field.”


Glasco’s résumé includes achievements at all levels of softball. He has coached 11 All-Americans, 29 All-SEC honorees and 31 All-Region selections. As a collegiate coach, he has been a part of nine NCAA Tournament appearances, six NCAA Super Regionals and three Women’s College World Series. He also won two championships in the National Pro Fastpitch League, most recently in 2017, and a national championship at the 18U level in travel ball.


“My family and I are excited to be a part of the Louisiana program,” Glasco said. “It’s one of the best programs in the country and is supported by the best fans in the nation.


“We will practice hard and compete hard in pursuit of a national championship. Our program has a bright future, and I am proud to be a Ragin’ Cajun.”


The Crab Orchard, Illinois, native has raised the level of offensive production of each team he’s been associated with since his collegiate coaching career began. He coached at Georgia from 2009-2014 and at Texas A&M from 2015-2017.


Glasco helped Georgia to a 282-92 mark as the team hovered near the top of the NCAA and SEC rankings in almost all offensive categories and set over 20 team offensive records during his six-year stay. The Bulldogs belted 85 home runs his first season (up from 26 the previous season) and later led the SEC in home runs during his final two seasons.


Georgia captured the program’s first SEC Tournament championship (2014) and twice reached the final four of the Women’s College World Series with Glasco on staff.


In three seasons at Texas A&M, Glasco restructured the offense and helped guide the Aggies’ rise to the top of the SEC, culminating with a third-place finish in 2017. His clubs tallied 465 extra-base hits, including 213 home runs, and scored 6.1 runs per game. In his final two seasons, the Aggies were the SEC’s home run leaders in regular season conference play.


Eight offensive records were broken under Glasco’s watch at Texas A&M, highlighted by the 2016 season when the Aggies broke school records for runs scored (429); on base percentage (.437); RBI (401); total bases (852); and OPS (.988).


Glasco spent seven seasons as the assistant softball coach at Johnston City (Illinois) High School before taking his first collegiate job at Georgia. In his last season, he led the junior high team to a state title.


During his time at Johnston City High, Glasco founded the Illinois Southern Force Softball organization and served as the head coach of the Southern Force Gold from 2001-2008. The team finished in the Top 20 four times at ASA Gold Nationals and won the 2004 18U Gold National Championship. That year, Glasco and his staff were named the National Coaching Staff of the Year by the NFCA for travel softball.


Glasco and wife Vickie have three daughters who share their dad’s passion for the sport. Tara is currently an assistant coach at Illinois State. Erin is an assistant softball coach at Rockdale (Illinois) High School. Geri Ann played collegiately at Georgia and Oregon, and was named Gatorade National Player of the Year her senior year of high school. She was later SEC Freshman of the Year.


Glasco is a 1976 graduate of Crab Orchard (Illinois) High School, where he lettered in baseball and basketball. He graduated from the University of Illinois with a bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics in 1980.

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Mike Roberts

Mike Roberts, formerly the pitching coach at Washington and Oregon, joined the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns Softball program in August 2018. He serves as the program's associate head coach and pitching coach.


Roberts came to Louisiana from Buffalo where he spent the 2018 season as head coach. Prior to joining the Bulls, he was instrumental in the development of All-American pitchers Taran Alvelo (Washington) and Cheridan Hawkins (Oregon).


Roberts spent the 2015 through 2017 seasons at Washington, guiding the pitching staff to a trio of 40-plus win seasons and improving the earned run average each season. In his final campaign, the Huskies pitching staff lowered their ERA from 3.24 to 2.38, which ranked fourth in the PAC-12, and yielded just 29 runs across 10 games in the NCAA Tournament as the squad advanced to the Women’s College World Series semifinals for the first time since 2013.


Alvelo was able to put together a spectacular campaign under Roberts' watchful eye in 2017, earning first team All-Pac-12 honors after producing a 35-9 record with a 2.07 ERA, 200 strikeouts and eight shutouts.


Roberts also enjoyed Pac-12 success at Oregon, serving as pitching coach in 2014. He helped the Ducks to a 56-9-1 overall record, a 20-3-1 Pac-12 mark and the conference title.


Under Roberts' leadership the Ducks led the Pac-12 with a 1.82 ERA while Oregon pitchers held the Nos. 2 and 3 spots in the individual rankings. Under his tutelage, Hawkins collected 35 victories and 330 strikeouts and was named Pac-12 Pitcher of the Year.


Before joining the staff at Oregon, Roberts spent three seasons coaching the pitchers and catchers at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.


An accomplished pitcher in his own right, the Auckland, New Zealand native won two ASA national titles, an ISF Junior World Title, eight New Zealand national championships, an NAFA Triple-A North American crown and an Australian state title. Roberts twice earned ASA and NAFA All-America honors and won numerous U.S. and New Zealand MVP awards.


Roberts has served as the assistant pitching and catching coach for the New Zealand women's National softball team since 2016.


Roberts and his wife, Therese, have two children, Lauren and Mitchell, who is presently an assistant coach at Ball State.

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Lacy Prejean

Acadiana native Lacy Prejean returned to the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns Softball coaching staff as an assistant coach in September 2018.


She will work with the catchers and instruct the defense (infield and outfield).


Prejean, who starred at Carencro High School and twice competed in the Women's College World Series with Alabama, was a member of Louisiana’s coaching staff from 2005-07.


She helped guide Louisiana to three NCAA Tournament appearances and was instrumental in directing and implementing the program’s fall season camps.


After her first stint with the Ragin’ Cajuns, Prejean returned to her alma mater in 2008 where she served as the director of operations on Pat Murphy’s staff for two seasons, experiencing two more trips to the WCWS.


Prejean returned home in 2009 and entered the private sector, but remained active in the softball community including serving as a travel ball coach for Diamond Sports Hotshots from 2014-17.


Prejean earned a bachelor’s degree in business (May 2003) and master’s degree in sports administration (May 2009) from Alabama.


The 2000 SEC Freshman of the Year, she was an All-SEC performer at catcher for four seasons with the Crimson Tide and started all but seven games during her career. She participated in the 2002 USA Softball National Team Camp and was a member of the 2006 USA Baseball Women’s National team.

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