Chemistry and youth are the foundations of the Red Raider coaching staff
Left Texas Tech University on Dec. 29, 2011
Chad Glasgow, who helped construct five nation-leading defensive units in 10 seasons at TCU, joined the Red Raider football program in January of 2011 as defensive coordinator.
Glasgow's tenure at TCU was marked by one of tremendous success as he helped develop one of the nation's premier defensive units. The Horned Frogs led the nation in total defense in each of the last three seasons and five times in the last decade (2000, 2002, 2008, 2009, 2010). This season, Glasgow was named the 2010 National Defensive Backs Coach of the Year winner by Footballscoop.com.
Glasgow has coached 14 all-conference selections at safety, including 2010 consensus first-team All-American and Jim Thorpe Award finalist Tejay Johnson. Johnson, a two-time All-Mountain West Conference selection, and Colin Jones were All-MWC picks in 2010.
Four TCU safeties in the last four years have signed National Football League contracts. Stephen Hodge, who led the nation in sacks by a defensive back with eight in 2007, was a sixth-round draft pick by the Dallas Cowboys in 2009. Hodge and David Roach earned All-MWC honors in 2007. Roach and Brian Bonner signed 2008 free-agent contracts with the New Orleans Saints and San Diego Chargers, respectively. In 2006, Marvin White was first-team All-MWC and later a fourth-round draft pick of the Cincinnati Bengals. Bonner was a second-team selection. White and Jeremy Modkins were All-MWC in 2005.
Since arriving at TCU, Glasgow also tutored all-conference safeties Kenneth Hilliard, a free-agent signee with the Buffalo Bills, and Marvin Godbolt, who inked a professional contract in the Canadian Football League.
Glasgow coached safeties, including 2000 Southland Conference Player of the Year C.J. Carroll, at Southwest Texas State from 1998-00. Prior to his stint at Southwest Texas State, Glasgow spent one year at Illinois State as the linebackers coach.
Glasgow also had coaching stops as a graduate assistant at both Oklahoma State (1994-95) under Bob Simmons and New Mexico (1996) with Dennis Franchione. Patterson was the Lobos' defensive coordinator that season.
A three-year letterwinner, Glasgow played linebacker at Oklahoma State. He earned a bachelor's degree from OSU in business administration in 1995. Glasgow and his wife, Maida, were married in March 2010. The couple has twin boys, Brance and Colt.