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Ms. Geri Glasco (Deceased)

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Please click on any news story in the news box, then the archives link in the upper left which appears on the new page. Click on the January and 2019 tabs in the format on the Archives Page, then click on her obituary once that page appears. It includes an obituary photo and several other postings by the Athletic Network.

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Obituary: Geri Ann Glasco, Softball Coach - January, 24, 2019

Obituary for Geri Ann Glasco

Geri Ann Glasco

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Natasha Watley Foundation-Glasco Family Fund in memory of Geri Ann Glasco. https://natashawatleyfoundation.org/about/


Geri Ann Glasco, age 24, of Lafayette, LA, went home to Jesus on Thursday, January 24, 2019. Geri Ann was born to Gerry and Vickie Glasco, on February 12, 1994, in Marion, Illinois

Geri Ann was currently serving as the Ragin’ Cajuns’ Volunteer Assistant Softball Coach at University of Louisiana. She loved her team and the girls she was working with daily. She was looking very forward to helping lead the Ragin’ Cajuns’ to battle in the 2019 season.

Geri Ann’s softball career began at Washington Middle School in Johnston City, Illinois. Geri Ann, along with a very special group of teammates, was able to win two state titles in her 6th and 8th grade seasons in 2005 and 2007. During her 8th grade year in 2007 the team finished 27-0 and won the State Championship by run rule.

Geri Ann then attended high school at Oconee County High School in Watkinsville, Georgia where her teams won state championships in both her freshman and senior seasons. Geri Ann earned numerous awards during her prep career including being named 1st Team All-State all four seasons. Following an outstanding senior season in which she hit 24 homeruns and had a 19-0 record as a pitcher, she was named ESPN’s National Gatorade Player of the Year.

Geri Ann’s freshman year at the University of Georgia she was named SEC Co-Freshman of the Year as well as an Easton and NFCA All-American, and 1st Team All-Region. Her sophomore season Geri Ann and the Bulldogs won the SEC Tournament Championship with Geri Ann going 3-for-4 with a homerun, a run scored and 2 RBI in the Championship Game. Geri Ann played her junior and senior seasons at the University of Oregon. The Ducks won back-to-back PAC 12 titles, played in the Women’s College World Series in 2015 and Glasco was named All-PAC 12 in 2015 and All-Region both of her seasons playing for the Ducks.

During her senior season in 2016, she was selected as the 16th overall pick by the Akron Racers in the NPF draft and competed in the summer of 2016 for the Racers.

Outside of softball she was an active member of the community at Oregon working at the Center for Autism and Related Disorders in Portland, accumulated over 300 volunteer hours helping in elementary schools, participated in Read Across America and Special Olympics, volunteered at a food pantry and planted trees for Trees for Humanity.

Geri Ann’s family is comforted by her last post on social media, “We must remember that to be who God needs us to be, we have to let go of our own feelings.”

She is survived by her sisters and brothers-in-laws, Bryan and Tara Archibald of Normal, IL, Josh and Erin Simons of Temple, TX; maternal grandmother Shirley Johnson of Creal Springs; paternal grandparents Gerald and Sue Glasco of Marion; nephews Aidan, Maddux and Payton Archibald and niece Caroline Simons; uncles and aunts, Terry and Shelia Johnson of Harrisburg, Louie and Chris Johnson of Creal Springs, David and Katherine Cedar of Marion, Rick and Jeannie Eiler of Freeport and Brian and Mary Ellen Taylor of Marion; cousins Jeremy (Christy) Johnson, Jerod Johnson, Sarah (Matt) Rongey, Drew Johnson, Sam Cedar, Leslie (Mike) Thompson, Elijah Eiler, Cecelie Eiler, Trent Taylor and Brianna Taylor.

Geri Ann was preceded in death by her Grandfather Ernest Johnson.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at the Second Baptist Church in West Frankfort (1902 East Oak Street) with Dr. Brett Beasley officiating. Private family committal service will follow in Fairview Baptist Cemetery near Creal Springs.

The family will receive friends on Monday, January 28th, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the church

Pyle Funeral Home in Johnston City is entrusted with the arrangements.

Memorial donations may be made to Natasha Watley Foundation-Glasco Family Fund in memory of Geri Ann Glasco. https://natashawatleyfoundation.org/about/ This fund will be used to aid and inspire young female coaches entering into the softball community.

For additional information or to sign the book of memories, please visit www.pylefuneralhome.com.

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Assistant Softball Coach, Fall 2019.
Volunteer Softball Coach, Spring 2019.

Oct. 3, 2018
LAFAYETTE – Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns Softball head coach Gerry Glasco announced the addition of Ashley Pauly as chief of staff and Geri Ann Glasco as volunteer coach, completing the program's coaching staff for the 2019 season.

Pauly comes to Louisiana after spending the previous two seasons in the same capacity with ACC-member Louisville. Prior to joining the Cardinals, she served a two-year tenure as the director of softball operations and an instructor at Seventh Inning Softball in Atlanta.

Pauly competed for and worked alongside Gerry Glasco during his tenure at Georgia. She was a four-year starter from 2009-12, helped the Bulldogs twice reach the WCWS final four (2009 and 2010), earned All-SEC Academic honors and served as team representative on the student-athlete advisory committee.

After earning her bachelor's degree in journalism from Georgia in Dec. 2012, the Kennesaw, Ga., native served as a graduate assistant while working on her master's degree in kinesiology with an emphasis on sports management and policy.

"Ashley was an extremely intelligent player and a team player who understood the importance of discipline and giving your all to the team," Glasco said. "She excelled under the leadership of coach Lu Harris-Champer and can help our program as we aim to grow into an even more competitive program in the coming years."

Geri Ann Glasco, the daughter of Gerry and his wife Vickie, adds a background in both pitching and hitting to the Ragin' Cajuns staff. She was the SEC Co-Freshman of the Year at Georgia and was a two-time, first team all-region performer at Oregon.

The youngest of the three Glasco children, Geri Ann began her coaching career in 2017 as a student assistant on Oregon's staff. She also served on the staffs of Mt. Hood Community College and Sandy High School and was a lessons instructor at The Bat Company before departing Oregon for Louisiana.

"I am excited that Geri Ann can bring the things she learned and experienced in the highly successful Oregon program, and hopefully incorporate them into our program," Glasco said. "She understands my offensive perspective and the approach to hitting and training that I believe in – perhaps better than anyone I'm acquainted with."

Pauly and Glasco join associate head coach Mike Roberts and assistant coach Lacy Prejean in forming the coaching staff for Gerry Glasco as he enters his second season leading the Ragin' Cajuns in 2019.

"Both Ashley and Geri Ann complete our staff with coaches, or players, who have all experienced the WCWS," Glasco stressed. "I believe it is important we have a staff in place that has won and competed at the highest levels of our sport."

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