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TSU Tiger Athletics Hall of Fame: Class of 1977


William "Rock" Glosson

Football (1956 - 1958)



William "Rock" Glosson has just about run the full gamut in the world of college athletics from being a student-athlete, a head coach oftwo sports, an assistant athletics director and an athletics director.


As a football player at Texas Southern University in the late 1950s, Glosson was one of the Southwestern Athletic Conference's most skilled wide receivers.He reaped all-conference honors in 1956, 1957 and 1958 as well as All-America honors in 1957 and 1958. His top individual performance included 22 catches for 270 yards in one 1958 game.He served as team co-captain that season and was the team's most valuable player in both 1957 and 1958.


Glosson entered the coaching ranks in 1961 when he became an assistant football coach at Texas Southern,a position he held until 1967. From 1968 to 1969, he served as head football coach at Mississippi valley State. He returned to TSU in 1970 and was the school's assistant athletics director until 1980, at which time he became athletics director.He held the latter position for two years.


A TSU Hall of Famer, Glosson is best known today as a veteran college golf coach.He has coached the TSU golf team from 1971 until the present, winning SWAC coach of the year honors in 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976 and 1978.



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