EDINBURGH — Only one boys basketball coaching job was going to be able to entice Drew Glentzer to leave Edinburgh, and it became available earlier this spring.
Glentzer was hired as Indian Creek’s new coach at a school board meeting Tuesday. He is a 1990 Indian Creek graduate who in seven seasons with the Lancers guided them to a 92-72 record and a Class A semistate berth in 2011-12.
Glentzer looks forward to returning to his alma mater to succeed Derek Perry, who was named Indian Creek’s athletics director earlier this spring.
“Obviously, it’s tough to leave. I had a lot of great times at Edinburgh with a lot of great people,” Glentzer said. “I really had no idea the Indian Creek job was going to be open, but I’m excited to go back to where I graduated from. I want to build relationships with the kids. That’s what I’m looking forward to the most.”
Edinburgh averaged 16 victories per season in Glentzer’s first five years, highlighted by the 23-3 Lancers team that lost at semistate 61-50 to eventual state champion Loogootee in front of a standing-room-only crowd at Southport Fieldhouse.
Glentzer’s last two clubs combined to produce a record of 10-38.