Glenn Stewart
Glenn Stewart


Glenn Stewart enters his 12th year at CMS in 2023-24, including his tenth as the program’s head coach, earning the role officially in 2016-17 after two years as the interim coach.

In the last three full seasons (around a two-year COVID interruption), CMS has swept both the SCIAC men's and women's league championships. Stewart and his assistants were named the SCIAC Coaching Staff of the Year for both men's and women's track and field all three seasons. 

Most recently in 2023, CMS had the 4x400 relay team tie for the highest finish of any relay in program history by coming in second place at the NCAA Division III Championships. The Stags finished in 3:07.82, which was the fourth-fastest time in NCAA Division III history. Christian Campbell also earned All-America honors in both the 100 and the 200 meters, while Brooke Simon (pole vault) and Caroline DelVecchio (400-meter hurdles) earned All-America honors on the women's side for the second year in a row. Seven program records were set on the year, while Stewart added the USTFCCCA West Region Men's Coach of the Year to his SCIAC accolades. 

In 2022, the programs combined to send 14 individual athletes and one relay to nationals, with five capturing All-America distinction: Henry Pick (4th, 5000), DelVecchio (6th, 400 hurdles), Truman Knowles (6th, javelin), Simon (7th, pole vault) and Emily Clarke (7th, 5000). In addition, a total of 10 new program records were set over the course of the year.

In his first five seasons at the helm prior to the COVID interruption, Stewart helped the Stags and Athenas amass a long list of awards, records and championships, including five straight SCIAC Championships for the women’s track and field team. In those five years, CMS had 225 All-SCIAC performances (top three finishes), 66 individual SCIAC championships, 12 SCIAC Championship meet records, and 10 SCIAC Athletes of the Year. Nationally, the programs had 64 NCAA Division III Championship qualifiers, 30 All-Americans, and three individual national champions during that span from 2015-19.

In 2019, the Athenas were picked second in the preseason poll, and the Stags were picked fourth, but both teams defended their home facility to earn league crowns, with the women winning their fifth title in a row. The two programs combined to send 11 athletes to nationals, with Jacque Desmond (pole vault) and Evan Hassman (steeplechase) earning All-America honors with top eight finishes at the NCAA Division III Championships. 

In 2018-19, CMS also had 26 All-SCIAC performances, nine SCIAC meet champions, and had 32 athletes place in the top 10 in program history in their respective events, including school records in the men’s 4x100 relay and the women’s pole vault. CMS also boasted 16 athletes who received All-Academic honors from the United States Track and Field Association.

In 2017-18, Stewart earned the USTFCCCA West Region Women's Coach of the Year for the fourth year in a row, after leading the Athenas to a best-ever fourth-place finish at the NCAA Championships. Two of his student-athletes, Tyra Abraham (100 meters) and Emily Bassett (hammer throw) placed third all-time in NCAA Division III history in their events while winning national championships. Collectively, the CMS track and field programs produced 30 All-SCIAC performances, 11 SCIAC champions, nine All-Americans, set seven program records and three SCIAC records, and had two All-Americans during indoor season as well. Academically, CMS had 12 athletes earn USTFCCCA All-Academic honors, while Abraham was named a Google Cloud Academic All-American.

After being named the program’s head coach officially in 2016-17, Stewart led the CMS programs to a spectacular season, sweeping both conference championships. His teams produced 15 NCAA qualifiers and eight All-Americans, as well as 47 All-SCIAC performances, 14 SCIAC champions, six program records and one SCIAC record. CMS athletes earned both the West Region Track Athlete and West Region Field Athlete of the Year awards, as well as the SCIAC Athlete of the Year, while Bassett moved into the top 10 in Division III history in the hammer throw. Stewart earned both the USTFCCCA West Region Coach of the Year and the SCIAC Coach of the Year for his efforts.

In 2014-15, Stewart started out the academic year as the associate head coach, but took over as the interim head coach midway through and oversaw one of the best seasons in program history. The Stags and Athenas combined for 91 All-SCIAC performances, including 17 meet champions and three meet records, picked up three of the four SCIAC Athlete of the Year honors, and earned both league championships. The CMS record book was largely rewritten, with 54 top-10 performances in program history and eight athletes setting new school records. A total of 15 CMS athletes qualified for the NCAA Championships with five earning All-America distinction. Stewart earned his first of four straight West Region Coach of the Year honors after his debut season.

Stewart kept the success going in his second year as the interim coach in 2015-16, winning both league titles, producing 15 SCIAC meet champions, 41 All-SCIAC performances and four meet records, with his athletes sweeping all four SCIAC Athlete of the Year Awards. A total of 16 student-athletes earned NCAA qualifications with six earning All-America distinction, while 11 of them added USTFCCCA All-Academic honors.  The programs also combined to set seven program records and two all-time SCIAC records over the course of the season. He coached Abraham to the third-best time in NCAA Division III history in the 100 meters and also coached an athlete who finished third at the Canadian Olympic trials.

Stewart began his career at CMS as an assistant coach in 2012-13, helping to coach three All-SCIAC performers and one athlete who qualified for the USATF Junior Nationals in the decathlon. His second season as an assistant in 2013-14 saw Stewart coach eight All-SCIAC performers and one conference champion.

Prior to CMS, Stewart coached at Cal Poly Pomona for five seasons. He joined the Broncos in the middle of the 2008 season where he coached the vaulters.  Stewart served as the head coach of the Glendora High School track and field program from 2001-2008. He first started at Glendora in 1997 as an assistant coach and he took over the head coaching role in 2001. During his seven years as head coach, Stewart had six CIF Division I individual titles and trained more than 50 individual league champions.

As a student-athlete Stewart attended and competed at UC Irvine and Cal State Los Angeles.  During his time on the UCI and CSULA campuses, Stewart starred on the track and field teams. In 1994 while at CSULA, Stewart won conference championships in the 4x100 and 4x400 relay in the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA).  At the NCAA Division II National Championships, he garnished two All-American titles in both relays. Stewart also qualified individually in the 200m (1994) and 400m (1993) as well. In 1986 as a freshman at UCI, he was a USA Jr. National Finalist in the 400 meters.

Stewart has two children: Kirra and Josephine.