This is Part 1 of an Interview with Glenn Quick. Glenn is the Assistant Athletics Directory and an Academic and Career Counselor at Kansas University in Lawrence, Kansas. In this episode we will find out what academic counselors do in general and how Glenn found his way into this area of athletic academic and career counseling. Hearing how, like many college students, your professional career may change as you take college courses and as you meet people throughout your college time. This is a good lesson and an informational nugget that we get out of this interview.
I met Glenn in college at Missouri State back in the late 1980s. I lost track of Glenn until we saw each other at the Missouri Valley Conference basketball tournament in St Louis in the mid 2000s. We found out that our boys were the same age and that we both coached competitive baseball teams. From there, we stayed in contact. Glenn’s team came to Ozark to play in a wood bat tournament I put on and we saw each other and each other’s boys play throughout high school and summer ball. Parker attended a Kansas baseball camp the summer after Parker’s sophomore year.
In this Part 1 of the interview, we, like I said earlier, find out what an academic counselor does on a college campus, when athletes meet with their academic counselors and in general how many times they meet a week.