DRY CREEK, LA (KPLC) - Gordy Glaser has decided to retire from the football sidelines after 34 years. Glaser spend his first 20 years at East Beauregard, left for Merryville and was the Panthers head coach for three seasons, but then decided to come back to East Beauregard in 2013. Since then, he’s posted 47 wins and two quarterfinal appearances, the only two in school history.
“It’s just a good time period for me" Gordy Glaser said on retirement. "My wife has been a football widow for about 35 years. It’s a great transition time. I always wanted God to say I’m going to remove you from here to there and that’s what he is doing. I’m going to do whatever God wants me to do. I’m going to continue my ministry throughout this community and other communities as well.”
Glaser has instilled a winning mentality out in East Beauregard that he is certain will live on. His time at East Beauregard will always hold a special place in his heart.
“East Beauregard has made me better," Glaser said. "These kids have made me better. I was going through my pictures when I was cleaning out my stuff and all I can think about is how blessed I have been. I am in my second generation of teaching, I’m teaching the kids of some of the kids I’ve coached and taught. I am just so beyond blessed. I am so glad that God put these kids and these parents as a part of my life. I love East Beauregard.”
Despite being an accomplished baseball player, Glaser says God pushed his talents to the gridiron.
“God’s first, then family, then football, after education. There’s nothing like Friday Night Lights.”