- Chris Glenn -
S.T.E.A.M. Instructor & Coach
Chris (Coach Glenn) is a Kansas City, Kansas native; he was raised by his God parents Barbara and Lee Roy Johnson. He is happily married to his college sweet heart and best friend Lynda since 2008. On August 12, 2010 God blessed them with Chris Jr., a healthy 7.8lb baby boy.
Chris attended Bishop Ward High School and graduated in 2002, receiving a full scholarship to Fort Scott Community College due to academic and athletic achievement. Chris graduated from Fort Scott Community College in December of 2003 receiving an Associate’s degree. Thereafter Chris graduated in 2006 from William Jewell College, TIME magazines Liberal Arts College of the Year; he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in entrepreneurial leadership. Chris was recognized as a Scholar Athlete every semester, this achievement is awarded to athletes who are able to maintain at minimum 3.0gpa during season and out of season.
On campus Chris was heavily involved in student led on campus organizations. His experiences include those of a subordinate as well as a leader. The organizations Chris served are ExCEL Fellows (business organization), Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, Inc (fraternity), UNITY Association (social organization) and the Black Student Association (socio-ethnic organization). Chris was among 60 college juniors and seniors invited to the Corporate Bound Academy in 2005 sponsored by the National Eagle Leadership Institute. The students were challenged, graded and judged on their business acumen/aptitude ability to learn and leadership skills after being educated. Concluding the week long academy Chris was named the first runner-up for the Emerging Leader of the Year award and first place in the leadership challenge. This achievement not only came with scholarship money, a trophies and electronics, but Chris was offered a paid internship with Fortune 300 Company First American Corporation.
Chris has since completed his Masters of Business Administration degree from Walden University in 2011.
Athletics – High School
While at Bishop Ward high school, Chris lettered in three sports: football, track and wrestling. In the two and a half years Chris wrestled, he made two state appearances, won and medaled at several tournaments, finishing 2nd in the Kansas 4a state tournament, 189lb weight class. Chris placed in and won track and field events in the 4x100M relay and the long jump at numerous meets. Although not named to the 1st or 2nd all conference teams in football, Chris was offered a full scholarship to Fort Scott Community College as a safety/linebacker. Chris was most notably known for his work ethic, high level of energy/intensity and passion for the game.
Athletics – College/Pro
While at Fort Scott, Chris served multiple roles on the football team because of his ability to learn, versatility, work ethic and desire to win. Chris played defensive end, defensive back and linebacker. Concluding the 2003 season Chris was offered an academic and athletic scholarship to William Jewell College in Liberty Missouri (among other schools). During his years at William Jewell he ran varsity track both indoor (long jump, 55m dash) and outdoor (100m dash, 4x100m relay, long jump) in addition to starting at inside linebacker on the football team. Senior year Chris was named as one of the team captains for both football and track. In 2006 Chris was voted to the All Conference team in football as linebacker. He was also recognized as a member of the All Conference team in track for his contributions to the 4x100m relay team. Their relay team currently holds the school record, because of their time they qualified for the national championship meet in 2006. They finished in the top 10 and were recognized as All-American Honorable mention.
In 2007 Chris played with the Dallas Diesel, a semi-pro football team where he played 14 games and tallied 148 tackles, 12 sacks, 2 interceptions, 13 forced fumbles, two blocked kicks and a touchdown. These numbers earned him Dallas Diesel Rookie of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year and an invitation to the North American Football League All Star game. In 2008 Chris was drafted at linebacker for All American Football League, running the fastest 40 time of all the linebackers in the league at a blazing 4.40. The league closed operations, and Chris was picked up by the Frisco Thunder, an arena football team in the Intense Football League. Despite missing 4 games, he earned a position in the All Star game and the Defensive Player of the Year award for his team. Chris broke the league and team records for number of sacks in a game, and most tackles for loss in a game.
After College – The REAL World
Chris’s work experience began as a summer internship (2005) with Cerner Corporation; Chris’s title was Marketing Intern. In this role he assisted the marketing team in the planning, delegation and execution for the largest event sponsored by Cerner, The Cerner Health Conference. Chris also worked alongside the strategic marketing team to promote the conference to vendors and clients. In addition, Chris worked closely with marketing intelligence to assist the corporate sales team.
The following summer Chris was accepted into a pilot management trainee internship with First American Corporation. The internship was designed to recruit and train diverse talent to become future leaders. The division Chris worked for was First American Commercial Real Estate Services, as a management trainee Chris shadowed and worked for the president and his direct reports and placed in various roles that allowed him to utilize his creativity, interpersonal and problem solving skills.
At the conclusion of the internship Chris was offered a position full time for First American Loan Production Solutions as an implementation coordinator. His first objective was to learn the processes of their main office in Denver CO, and recreate, train and implement them in Westlake where all of the companies in the region were relocating. Chris stayed in Denver for four months and had a successful implementation of processes that later proved to be more effective than the previous. Chris then managed that business function from production to distribution as well as various new client implementations. In addition to those responsibilities, Chris was actively involved with the corporation; he was nominated and served as a member of the Wellness Committee, the Young Professionals affinity group, chartered the company’s first Toastmasters group where he was voted as club president for two terms, and was selected as Information Security Coach.
Currently Chris works for Advantix Solutions Group as the Director of Strategy & Improvement, he is the youngest director in the company’s history; he works directly with the executive team developing and implementing strategies that will assist the organization in reaching their long-term goals. In this role Chris also manages many high level projects, working directly with each business unit leaders.
While at Jewell Chris served as an assistant coach for defensive players and assisted with the facilitation of the annual football camps hosted by the football coaching staff. Chris was an assistant linebacker coach for Football University (DFW Camp). In the spring of 2010 Chris was nominated as head coach of the Carrollton Colts, their team roster slotted 18 out of 38 possible. Despite averaging only 14 players per game, their team still fought to make it to the league semi finals; this was due to their hard work, conditioning, mental-toughness and dedication of the players, parents and coaches. Chris was unanimously voted as coach of the year.
Coach Glenn currently coaches/trains a number of athletes from various backgrounds, ages, sports and personality. He also trains teams and mentors coaches and athletes as a motivator and coach.