Introduction:


Glenn Johannes
Born Feb. 17th 1976 in Phoenix, Az, son of Bruce and Patrice Johannes, younger brother of Jeff (41) and Gregg (38). Husband of Michelle Eklund (married in Portland of '05) and father of Cole (1yr. 1/2). Grew up in a sports family and played football, basketball and baseball my whole childhood. I played football for 1 year at Scottsdale Community College in Scottsdale, Az. Moved to the Willamette Valley in July of '96 with my older brother and attended Lane Community College for two years and obtained my AA degree. I then went to University of Oregon from '99-'01 and graduated with a B.S. in Political Science.

I began coaching at Churchill H.S. in '02 with football and basketball. The following year I was the Head Basketball coach at Crow H.S. (2A) a bedroom community of Eugene. I worked in the insurance industry for nine years as a claims adjuster (3yrs), as an agent with Country Financial (4yrs) and moved to the Rogue Valley in the winter of 2008. During those times, I coached at Churchill H.S. in basketball as the J.V. football and basketball caoch ('04-'06) and became the Head Basketball coach at McKenzie H.S. (1A) in '06-'08. We placed 4th in State in '06 and set a school-record for wins with 26. When I moved to the Rogue Valley, I began coaching at Phoenix H.S. where I have been the Head Coach of boys basketball the last two years. Last year the team placed 5th in State. In my career I switched to working in Commercial Insurance for the last two years and enjoyed what I was doing for the most part. I was laid off from my job due to the recession in Jan. of 2010.

My career came to a crossing, and I decided to pursue my career in teaching and was accepted in the MAT program at SOU. Although the struggle has been difficult, my wife and I have never second guessed our decision in allowing me to pursue this goal. I hope to bring the same passion to the classroom that I bring to my players everyday in practice and games. I am very appreciative of the chance that I have to influence young adults and I am eager to learn old and new ideas to make me a great teacher.

"Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence." -Vince Lombardi
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