Ed McGlasson | YSU Athletics Hall of Fame

Ed McGlasson | YSU Athletics Hall of Fame

Ed McGlasson

  • Football (1975-78)
  • Inducted 1991

A native of Potomac MD, Ed McGlasson tutored under head coach Bill Narduzzi for four years, then refined his skills which earned him a three year stay in the National Football League. He was one of the first recruits ever linked by Narduzzi as they both began their careers at YSU in 1975, both watching the program become a Division II grid power. A center and long snapper for the Penguins throughout his career, he was a four year letter winner for the Penguins from 1975 to 1978. The team evolved with its coach and what a super power they became during his four years at YSU. He became a starter during spring drills of his sophomore campaign and his steady consistent play earned him the respect of not only his teammates, but his opponents as well. As a junior and senior, he was a Kodak Second Team All America, copping Churchmen’s Second Team All America honors the same two seasons. Overall, the Penguins were 27-15-0 during his career, making it to the semi finals of the NCAA/ Division II play offs in 1978. A pre-med major, he was the team’s “Most Valuable Player” as a senior, was the team’s offensive “Lineman of the Year”, was a first team Mid Continent Conference selection as well as the MCC “Offensive Lineman of the Year”. While a scholastic star at Bullis high school, he earned six prep letters in both football and wrestling, the latter sport one of his athletic loves and a sport that he participated in at YSU during the 1975 and 1976 seasons. It was as a senior on the scholastic level that he was the Heavyweight State Champion in Maryland. He comes from an athletic bloodline, his grandfather a quarterback at the University of Nebraska and his father playing collegiately at Tulane University. Upon completing his eligibility at YSU, he was drafted and played professionally with the New York Jets’ cross-town rivals, the New York Giants. He is currently senior pastor of Vineyard Christian Fellowship in Garden Grove, CA, and is married to the former Jill Nelson. They are the proud parents of three children: Edward Jr (age 8), Jessica (age 4), and Mary Lee (age 1 ½). A fourth addition is expected in May.