Chad Glasgow

Chad  Glasgow

Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers Coach | 17th Season

Alma Mater:
Oklahoma State | 1995


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TCU Football 2015-16 Media Day

Photos from TCU Football's media day on Aug. 3, 2015

Chad Glasgow, a member of Gary Patterson’s first staff at TCU, returned in 2012 to the Horned Frogs following a one-year stint as defensive coordinator at Texas Tech.

Glasgow was named the Horned Frogs’ defensive coordinator in 2016 after being promoted to co-defensive coordinator in February 2015. After coaching safeties his first 16 seasons at TCU, he became the linebackers coach in 2018.

Glasgow coached 26 all-conference selections at safety at TCU, including 2010 consensus first-team All-American and Jim Thorpe Award finalist Tejay Johnson. Sam Carter was a 2014 semifinalist for the Jim Thorpe Award.

Eleven safeties in the last 11 years under Glasgow signed National Football League contracts. The latest were Denzel Johnson with the Tennessee Titans in 2017, and Nick Orr with the Chicago Bears in 2018. Orr was first-team All-Big 12 as a senior.

All three starting TCU safeties in 2016 received postseason honors. Johnson and Orr were All-Big 12, while Niko Small was selected as the Autozone Liberty Bowl Most Outstanding Defensive Player for TCU.

The 2015 season saw Derrick Kindred earn first-team All-Big 12 honors as well as being an honorable-mention All-American. He was a fourth-round draft pick of the Cleveland Browns. Johnson, in his first season as a starter, was also All-Big 12.

In 2014, all three TCU safeties (Carter, Chris Hackett and Kindred) earned All-Big 12 honors. Hackett, a free-agent signee of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, had seven interceptions to lead the Big 12 and tie for fourth nationally.

Glasgow, a 2010 National Defensive Backs Coach of the Year by, was part of a TCU staff that helped the Horned Frogs lead the nation in total defense in each of the final three seasons (2008-10) of his first tenure with the program.

Glasgow made an immediate impact upon his return to the Horned Frogs in 2012. TCU led the Big 12 in defense with all three starting safeties receiving postseason honors. Carter was second-team All-Big 12, Elisha Olabode was an honorable-mention selection and Hackett earned Freshman All-America accolades.

Carter and Hackett received All-Big 12 recognition in 2013.

The 2011 Rose Bowl champion and second-ranked Horned Frogs, who topped the country in six defensive categories, became just the third team in NCAA history to lead the nation in total defense in three consecutive seasons (Toledo, 1969-71; Oklahoma, 1985-87).

Despite losing two starters in the first two rounds of the National Football League draft and a pair of four-year starters at cornerback, TCU’s total defensive numbers improved in 2010 from the previous season.

The Horned Frogs allowed just 228.5 yards per game, 26.2 yards less than runner-up Boise State (254.7).

In addition to total defense, TCU also led the nation in scoring defense (12.0 points), pass defense (128.8 yards), pass defense efficiency (94.9 rating), opponent third-down conversion percentage (24.1) and fewest first downs allowed per game (12.0). TCU’s defense also topped the country in three-and-outs per game (6.0).

Colin Jones was a sixth-round pick of the San Francisco 49ers in 2011 and a key special teams performer as the 49ers reached the NFC Championship game.

Stephen Hodge, who led the nation in sacks by a defensive back with eight in 2007, was a sixth-round draft pick by the Dallas Cowboys in 2009.

Hodge and David Roach earned All-Mountain West honors in 2007. Roach and Brian Bonner signed 2008 free-agent contracts with the New Orleans Saints and San Diego Chargers, respectively.

In 2006, Marvin White was first-team All-MW and later a fourth-round draft pick of the Cincinnati Bengals. Bonner was a second-team All-MW selection.

White and Jeremy Modkins, who signed with the Cleveland Browns as a free agent, were All-MW in 2005.

Since arriving at TCU, Glasgow also tutored all-conference safeties Kenneth Hilliard, a free-agent signee with the Buffalo Bills, and Marvin Godbolt, who inked a professional contract in the Canadian Football League.

Glasgow coached safeties, including 2000 Southland Conference Player of the Year C.J. Carroll, at Southwest Texas State from 1998-00.

Prior to his stint at Southwest Texas State, Glasgow spent one year at Illinois State as the linebackers coach.

Glasgow also had coaching stops as a graduate assistant at both Oklahoma State (1994-95) under Bob Simmons and New Mexico (1996) with Dennis Franchione. Patterson was the Lobos’ defensive coordinator that season.

A three-year letterwinner, Glasgow played linebacker at Oklahoma State. He earned a bachelor’s degree from OSU in business administration in 1995.

Glasgow and his wife, Maida, were married in March 2010. The couple has four sons: Brance, Colt, Dayne and Breck. Brance and Colt are twins.

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