Keith Glasser – Head Coach – Baseball Coaches
Keith Glasser was named head coach in December 2018, succeeding Karl Steffen, who retired after a
|2019||20-19||15-9||Freedom League Tournament|
|2020||2-3||0-0||Season ended due to COVID-19|
|2021||6-8||6-8||Season shortened due to COVID-19|
|Totals||28-30||21-17||5 players from all leagues; 1 pitcher of the year|
distinguished 34 years at the helm.
A native of Rensselaer, New York, Glasser served as assistant engineers coach for five years before being promoted. More recently, he has worked with hitters and infielders, while also coaching third base. He helped the engineers to a 105-98 record as an assistant, including 23 wins in 2014 and 29 in 2015.
In his first season at the helm, he led the team to a 20-19 record and an appearance in the Liberty League Tournament. Rensselaer defeated Union in the Wild Card to advance to the double elimination round. Five engineers were named All-League, including Cole Paquin, who was also chosen as Rookie of the Year.
The 2020 team won two of its first five contests before the season was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A truncated 2021 campaign followed and RPI managed six wins from 14 games despite a limited roster due to coronavirus restrictions. Regardless of the shortened season, Ryan Yerby was named the conference pitcher of the year.
Glasser has now coached 38 student-athletes who have earned Liberty League All-Academic recognition — 11 in 2019 — while 34 have been named All-Liberty League, including Sean Conroy ’15, the Liberty League pitcher of the year. 2015 conference. Six were selected All-Region and three were All-America.
Throughout his tenure, Glasser evaluated and trained RPI’s hitters, catchers, outfielders and outfielders on a daily basis. Also the team’s recruiting coordinator, he worked as an admissions associate, giving presentations and communicating with prospective students and their families.
Prior to joining the RPI staff, Glasser spent the summer of 2013 as an assistant coach with the Saratoga Squad of the New England Collegiate Baseball League. He was an assistant at his high school, Columbia, from 2012 to 2013, helping the team win a Division 2 title in 2012.
Glasser was an assistant at Siena College from 2009 to 2011, where he was in charge of the team’s attack, as well as on-field positioning. He helped recruit and coached third base as the Saints set six program records during the 2010 season, including hits, runs, home runs, RBI, total bases and at-bats. . Four players he coached were selected in the Major League Baseball Entry Draft.
As a graduate assistant at the University of West Alabama in 2008-09, Glasser coached the outfielders and served as the team’s first baseman coach. He also oversaw the Tigers’ strength and conditioning programs and assisted with the program’s recruiting efforts.
Glasser graduated in 2008 from Marist College, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in history. A Red Foxes receiver, he graduated fourth in school history in attendance percentage (.988).
He and his wife Bryana live in East Greenbush.
Updated May 2021