Glen Sasser outside watching football practice at Laney High School.
Martin "Glen" Sasser (1946- ) was an outstanding coach who taught at several area high schools around Wilmington, NC. He graduated from Tarboro High School where he was All-Conference, All-State, and played in the Shrine Game in 1960. He went to North Carolina State University on a full football scholarship, where he was All-ACC and later drafted by both the St. Louis Cardinals (who he played for) and the New York Jets in 1964. He was the youngest 4A coach when he was hired by Leon Brogden at New Hanover High School, where he took them to the playoffs. He was the first football coach at Laney High School, where he had a 10 and 0 record. The Laney team went on to become Conference Champions. He later took South Brunswick to the playoffs, where they also became Conference Champions. Sasser began the Football Jamboree in 1987, showcasing area high school football talent. In 1983 he was the AP North Carolina Coach of the Year. He has competed in Masters Track in the shot put, where he has been the National Champion Indoors and Outdoors, and the World Champion in 2009. In 2013, he was inducted into the Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame.
1979 August 20
Football; Coaches (Athletics)
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