Bill Gleeson Leaving St Ambrose 2014

Bill Gleeson ’01 Leaving as St. Ambrose Volleyball Coach

Bill Gleeson ‘01, newly inducted member of the Brother Rice Circle of Champions, will be leaving his volleyball coaching position at St. Ambrose to pursue a career opportunity in business.  Gleeson coached the Fighting Bees for 8 years, taking the team to the NAIA national tournament six times, and earning NAIA national coach of the year in 2011.

Brother Rice Head Volleyball Coach Br. Paul Ickes commented on Gleeson’s career as a player and coach:  “In addition to being a standout student-athlete in volleyball at Brother Rice, Bill was both an outstanding player and coach at SAU!  Bill was recognized last year by the American Volleyball Coaches Association with their Under 30 Award for his coaching achievements at SAU.  Being in transition myself, I understand very well where Coach Gleeson is coming from and where he is headed.  On behalf of all of us at Brother Rice HS and especially the Crusader Volleyball Program, we extend our prayers and best wishes to Coach Bill Gleeson, BR ’01, as he moves on to a new chapter in his life.  We also congratulate him on being inducted to the Brother Rice Circle of Champions this weekend- a well deserved tribute and honor to cap his stellar playing and coaching career!”

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