Glenn Caruso

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Glenn Caruso
Sport(s) Football
Current position
Title Head coach
Team St. Thomas (MN)
Conference MIAC
Record 100–15
Biographical details
Born (1974-05-20) May 20, 1974 (age 43)
Greenwich, Connecticut
Alma mater Ithaca College
Playing career
1992–1995 Ithaca
Position(s) Center
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1996 Ithaca (GA/OL)
1997–2003 North Dakota State (RB/TE/OC)
2003 Wisconsin–Eau Claire (OL)
2004–2005 South Dakota (OC/QB)
2006–2007 Macalester
2008–present St. Thomas (MN)
Head coaching record
Overall 105–27
Bowls 17–7 (NCAA D-III playoffs)
Accomplishments and honors
5 MIAC (2010–2012, 2015–2016)
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.[1][2]

Coaching career[edit]

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.[3]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Macalester Scots (NCAA Division III independent) (2006–2007)
2006 Macalester 2–7
2007 Macalester 4–5
Macalester: 6–12
St. Thomas Tommies (Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) (2008–present)
2008 St. Thomas 7–3 5–3 T–2nd
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
2013 St. Thomas 8–2 6–2 T–2nd
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
St. Thomas: 99–15 64–8
Total: 105–27
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title


  1. ^ "St. Thomas' Caruso a repeat winner in Coach of Year honor". Star Tribune. January 10, 2012. Retrieved January 11, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Coach of the Year: Glenn Caruso Division III". Liberty Mutual. Retrieved January 11, 2012. 
  3. ^ Shaffer, Ian. "University of Saint Thomas (All time records)". College Football Reference. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved January 11, 2012. 

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