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Gary Glassman
Stony Brook, NY
Men's and Women's Varsity Tennis Head Coach
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1.3
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1.3
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1.3
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1.3
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1.3
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1.3
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1.3
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Ratings for Coach Glassman
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08-22-20
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08-01-20
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07-16-20
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06-25-20
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03-10-17
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04-06-16
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05-15-13
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It gives me great pleasure seeing a medium through which the voice of the Stony Brook Men's Tennis Team can finally be heard. As you can see below, this is not just a product of a spontaneous hot-headed impulse by a few dissatisfied players who decided to badmouth the coach and the tennis program. Every team has their problems, and that is understandable, within the boundaries of normal human interaction. However, the situation in Mr. Glassman's team cannot be further from normal. Let me first address the fact that the below testimonials, written by different GENERATIONS of players, are fully independent of each other. Now, considering this apparent trend, one might wonder how in the world can Mr. Glassman, along with his trusted partner in crime Friedman, still be employed at a high ranking university such as Stony Brook. The answer lies in the cunning, two-faced, spineless, backstabbing and manipulating character with which Glassman keeps his incompetence from being exposed. He might not know how to hold a racquet, but he will sure as **** get out of any conflict and potentially threatening situation, using ANY means possible. He keeps the players on edge using pressure, fear, threats, and cruel punishment. He is well aware that his team is a bunch of 17-18 year olds whose scholarships depend on his decision, and that nobody will be willing to speak out loud. But the general opinion is, from my experience, unanimous: Gary Glassman is unfit to run a safe and efficient tennis program! I am not going to repeat the below statements, but I will say that sadly, they are dead-on. Not only are the practices inefficient, but they are also highly unsafe and would be considered a violation of the student-athletes basic rights, if only these lines would reach the right ears. Let's disregard the fact that through half of the season, the players need to wake up at 5 AM and 6 AM interchangeably (the latter is ironically referred to as "Late" practice, which always used to give me chills) to go practice in a facility 20 minutes away from campus, keeping in mind that nobody was made aware of this prior to signing the contract. Let's say that it is normal to have a nearly fascist regime of punishment for lateness and other "misconduct" resulting in brutal consecutive 5 AM sessions with the registered fanatic- Friedman. Let's even assume that it is productive to have a 2 hour tennis session, followed by weight lifting or severe conditioning, through which it is FORBIDEN to sit down. Even so, nobody can convince me that it is normal to be forced to practice through injury and sickness; to have 5 AM "mental toughness" inhumane conditioning sessions in the middle of December, rolling around in mud, snow and ice, at temperatures below 0 and freezing wind; to travel on the day of the matches at destinations 4-5 hours away, having to wake up at 6, and get a 45 minute speech after a brutal loss about the "lack of intensity". Mr. Glassman has an interesting coaching strategy which keeps the players exhausted, mentally and physically, to a point where an entire generation decides that they would rather transfer or even completely abandon the sport, just so they don't have to go through the torture that this program is. I am, of course, talking about the massive breakdown in the team at the finish of spring season 2012, but keep in mind that this was not the ONLY incident, but probably the most massive and therefore the most impressive. It has been noted that the line up at the beginning of the season was one of the strongest in the history on Stony Brook, with high quality and high profile players. At the conclusion of the season, the team has lost to an average opponent whom they beat in regular season because of exhaustion and a diminished motivation, brought upon by the cruel treatment throughout the semester. Out of the 10 guys that started the season, two graduated (it is questionable how much more they would be able to survive), and only one has returned. This means that 7 people have left the program, for various reasons, but in conversation I found out that there was always one recurring factor that led to the decay of such a strong team: Gary Glassman. Now there is a whole new set of players, which have formed the exact same opinions and attitudes as their predecessor in the matter of months. It is worth mentioning that there were several attempts by the players to rebel in an effort to terminate Glassman as head coach of the program. Every time it got silenced and forgotten. Now, a counter argument to these accusations can naturally be the fact that the women's team, which Glassman also "coaches", has won the conference championship that same year. I can only bring up the fact that with the lack of a football program, all the girls on the team receive full scholarships, which puts Glassman in a position to recruit whoever he wants, basically. Yet, that side of the program is not without incidents either. Year after year, many girls have decided to leave the team as it was endangering not only their academic efficiency, but also their health and safety. Here I would like to address an event that took place in December 2013. As part of the "alternative training", as they like to refer to it, both teams were forced to run continuously full 3 hours, starting at 5.30 AM, on the roads with no sidewalks at pitch dark, with two people always carrying a huge wooden bar with rusty nails sticking out from it. At one point, in the middle of nowhere, the girls team stopped from exhaustion, and they were left there, on their own, miles away from campus. In normal circumstances, this would be called abandonment, and would be punishable by law. Upon arrival on campus, there were documented instances of fainting, shock, severe bruising and bleeding. Nothing was done about it. I understand the fact that this website is not the best way to speak out. However, it is a start. I hope that somebody reading this will recognize the severity of the situation and maybe one day something will be done about it. If anything, I hope that potential recruits will stumble upon these ratings and recognize the red alert. DO NOT COME HERE IF YOU WISH TO PRESERVE YOUR MENTAL AND PHYSICAL HEALTH, AND THE DESIRE FOR TENNIS. You would not be the first one who got sick of the sport because of the ruthless rules and conditions in which this program works. It is inefficient, unsafe and worthy of some serious investigation.
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04-26-13
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02-22-13
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02-21-13
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It gives me great pleasure seeing a medium through which the voice of the Stony Brook Men's Tennis Team can finally be heard. As you can see below, this is not just a product of a spontaneous hot-headed impulse by a few dissatisfied players who decided to badmouth the coach and the tennis program. Every team has their problems, and that is understandable, within the boundaries of normal human interaction. However, the situation in Mr. Glassman's team cannot be further from normal. Let me first address the fact that the below testimonials, written by different GENERATIONS of players, are fully independent of each other. Now, considering this apparent trend, one might wonder how in the world can Mr. Glassman, along with his trusted partner in crime Friedman, still be employed at a high ranking university such as Stony Brook. The answer lies in the cunning, two-faced, spineless, backstabbing and manipulating character with which Glassman keeps his incompetence from being exposed. He might not know how to hold a racquet, but he will sure as **** get out of any conflict and potentially threatening situation, using ANY means possible. He keeps the players on edge using pressure, fear, threats, and cruel punishment. He is well aware that his team is a bunch of 17-18 year olds whose scholarships depend on his decision, and that nobody will be willing to speak out loud. But the general opinion is, from my experience, unanimous: Gary Glassman is unfit to run a safe and efficient tennis program! I am not going to repeat the below statements, but I will say that sadly, they are dead-on. Not only are the practices inefficient, but they are also highly unsafe and would be considered a violation of the student-athletes basic rights, if only these lines would reach the right ears. Let's disregard the fact that through half of the season, the players need to wake up at 5 AM and 6 AM interchangeably (the latter is ironically referred to as "Late" practice, which always used to give me chills) to go practice in a facility 20 minutes away from campus, keeping in mind that nobody was made aware of this prior to signing the contract. Let's say that it is normal to have a nearly fascist regime of punishment for lateness and other "misconduct" resulting in brutal consecutive 5 AM sessions with the registered fanatic- Friedman. Let's even assume that it is productive to have a 2 hour tennis session, followed by weight lifting or severe conditioning, through which it is FORBIDEN to sit down. Even so, nobody can convince me that it is normal to be forced to practice through injury and sickness; to have 5 AM "mental toughness" inhumane conditioning sessions in the middle of December, rolling around in mud, snow and ice, at temperatures below 0 and freezing wind; to travel on the day of the matches at destinations 4-5 hours away, having to wake up at 6, and get a 45 minute speech after a brutal loss about the "lack of intensity". Mr. Glassman has an interesting coaching strategy which keeps the players exhausted, mentally and physically, to a point where an entire generation decides that they would rather transfer or even completely abandon the sport, just so they don't have to go through the torture that this program is. I am, of course, talking about the massive breakdown in the team at the finish of spring season 2012, but keep in mind that this was not the ONLY incident, but probably the most massive and therefore the most impressive. It has been noted that the line up at the beginning of the season was one of the strongest in the history on Stony Brook, with high quality and high profile players. At the conclusion of the season, the team has lost to an average opponent whom they beat in regular season because of exhaustion and a diminished motivation, brought upon by the cruel treatment throughout the semester. Out of the 10 guys that started the season, two graduated (it is questionable how much more they would be able to survive), and only one has returned. This means that 7 people have left the program, for various reasons, but in conversation I found out that there was always one recurring factor that led to the decay of such a strong team: Gary Glassman. Now there is a whole new set of players, which have formed the exact same opinions and attitudes as their predecessor in the matter of months. It is worth mentioning that there were several attempts by the players to rebel in an effort to terminate Glassman as head coach of the program. Every time it got silenced and forgotten. Now, a counter argument to these accusations can naturally be the fact that the women's team, which Glassman also "coaches", has won the conference championship that same year. I can only bring up the fact that with the lack of a football program, all the girls on the team receive full scholarships, which puts Glassman in a position to recruit whoever he wants, basically. Yet, that side of the program is not without incidents either. Year after year, many girls have decided to leave the team as it was endangering not only their academic efficiency, but also their health and safety. Here I would like to address an event that took place in December 2013. As part of the "alternative training", as they like to refer to it, both teams were forced to run continuously full 3 hours, starting at 5.30 AM, on the roads with no sidewalks at pitch dark, with two people always carrying a huge wooden bar with rusty nails sticking out from it. At one point, in the middle of nowhere, the girls team stopped from exhaustion, and they were left there, on their own, miles away from campus. In normal circumstances, this would be called abandonment, and would be punishable by law. Upon arrival on campus, there were documented instances of fainting, shock, severe bruising and bleeding. Nothing was done about it. I understand the fact that this website is not the best way to speak out. However, it is a start. I hope that somebody reading this will recognize the severity of the situation and maybe one day something will be done about it. If anything, I hope that potential recruits will stumble upon these ratings and recognize the red alert. DO NOT COME HERE IF YOU WISH TO PRESERVE YOUR MENTAL AND PHYSICAL HEALTH, AND THE DESIRE FOR TENNIS. You would not be the first one who got sick of the sport because of the ruthless rules and conditions in which this program works. It is inefficient, unsafe and worthy of some serious investigation.
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11-27-12
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11-27-12
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11-27-12
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11-27-12
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