By Maurice Patton
Independence girls basketball coach Bryan Glasner resigned that position this week, principal Niki Patton confirmed Wednesday.
Glasner, hired in March 2019 to succeed Whitney Baird after two seasons at the Lady Eagles’ helm, led the team to a 16-10 campaign a year ago. Independence finished fourth in District 11-AAA before falling to Ravenwood in the tournament quarterfinals.
A former boys basketball assistant at Independence after previous stops as a staffer at Wilson Central, Bradley Central and Franklin County, Glasner had been out of the building since Oct. 30 as the subject of an ongoing investigation.
When contacted in mid-November, Glasner indicated “family stuff” had prompted his absence. Athletics director Mary Beth White, who had previously served as girls basketball coach at Independence and at Antioch prior to that, has stepped in for Glasner this season on an interim basis.
“I can say that Coach Glasner did resign,” Patton said, also confirming that the vacancy has been posted to the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association’s bulletin board.
“We posted it to get a jump. I’m sure there will be several changes at the end of the season. Since we already know about his position right now, we wanted to go ahead and post it.”
Attempts to reach Glasner for further comment were unsuccessful.
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