|Team||St. Thomas (MN)|
May 20, 1974 |
|Alma mater||Ithaca College|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1997–2003||North Dakota State (RB/TE/OC)|
|2003||Wisconsin–Eau Claire (OL)|
|2004–2005||South Dakota (OC/QB)|
|2008–present||St. Thomas (MN)|
|Head coaching record|
|Bowls||17–7 (NCAA D-III playoffs)|
|Accomplishments and honors|
|5 MIAC (2010–2012, 2015–2016)|
|3× Liberty Mutual COY (2010–2012)|
Glenn Caruso (born May 20, 1974) is an American football coach and former player. He is the head football coach at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota. Caruso served as the head football coach at Macalester College from 2006 to 2007. He has been awarded the Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year Award for NCAA Division III three times: 2010, 2011 and 2012.
After guiding the 2015 Tommies to the National Championship Game (Stagg Bowl) with a 14-1 record, Caruso was voted by his peers as the Division III National Coach of the Year by the American Football Coaches’ Association (AFCA); It was Caruso's 6th national coach of the year award in his 8 years at St Thomas, the most of any active DIII football coach.
Only 5 DIII coaches have won the AFCA COTY award twice in its history dating back to 1935: Caruso's collegiate coach at Ithaca, Jim Butterfield, along with Larry Kehres (Mount Union), Lance Leipold (Wisconsin-Whitewater) and Bob Reade (Augustana)
In his inaugural season; Caruso took over a St. Thomas team that finished 2-8 the previous year and led the Tommies to a 7-3 record.
Caruso has taken the team to the NCAA Division III playoffs in all but one season since 2009.
Head coaching record
|Macalester Scots (NCAA Division III independent) (2006–2007)|
|St. Thomas Tommies (Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) (2008–present)|
|2009||St. Thomas||11–2||7–1||2nd||L NCAA Division III Quarterfinal|
|2010||St. Thomas||12–1||8–0||1st||L NCAA Division III Quarterfinal|
|2011||St. Thomas||13–1||8–0||1st||L NCAA Division III Semifinal|
|2012||St. Thomas||14–1||8–0||1st||L NCAA Division III Championship|
|2014||St. Thomas||8–3||6–2||T–2nd||L NCAA Division III First Round|
|2015||St. Thomas||14–1||8–0||1st||L NCAA Division III Championship|
|2016||St. Thomas||12–1||8–0||1st||L NCAA Division III Quarterfinal|
|National championship Conference title Conference division title|
- "St. Thomas' Caruso a repeat winner in Coach of Year honor". Star Tribune. January 10, 2012. Retrieved January 11, 2012.
- "Coach of the Year: Glenn Caruso Division III". Liberty Mutual. Retrieved January 11, 2012.
- Shaffer, Ian. "University of Saint Thomas (All time records)". College Football Reference. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved January 11, 2012.