We spotlight our 10th player to be inducted into the Eight Man Coaches Football Association Hall of Fame, Mr. Glenn Snodgrass of North Loup/Scotia School. More on Coach Snodgrass below his bio.
GLEN SNODGRASS – NORTH LOUP-SCOTIA/OVERTON H.S.
Glen began his Eight Man football odyssey in 1990 as a four year starter, a two time all-conference selection, and a 1st team all state defensive end for the Wildcats. In his senior season, he anchored both sides of the line of scrimmage while leading North Loup Scotia to the 1993 Class D1 State Title. After being named the Huskerland Prep Report Defensive Player of the Year, he was also selected to play in the 1994 Eight Man All-Star game. Following high school, Glen went on to become a dual sport All-American in both football and basketball at Concordia University. After graduating from college, he was named head football coach at Overton High School---where from 1999 to 2010, he developed the Eagles into a perennial eight-man power. His 99 wins and 35 losses included 5 district titles, 2 state runner-up finishes, and the 2006 Class D-1 state championship. During that span, Coach Snodgrass was selected to coach in the Shrine Bowl, the Eight Man All-Star game, and was named the Huskerland Prep Report Eight-Man Coach of the Year. The NEMFCA is honored to welcome him into the Hall of Fame Class of 2019 for his accomplishments as both an eight-man football player and an eight-man football coach.
I’m nearly speechless here. It is difficult to find words to describe what a talented athlete Glen Snodgrass was in both football and basketball at both the high school level and collegiate level. Makes you wonder if the man could have played some hoops overseas and made ago of it after his Concordia days.
No 8-Man football coach or fan will forget Glen Snodgrass and his senior football season at North Loup/Scotia, especially Hall of Fame Legendary Adams football Coach Ken Cook.
You see, North Loup/Scotia head FB coach Rod Edson took his unrated Wildcat team down to Adams to play the #1 and undefeated Hornets in the 1993 Class D-1 State Championship.
Ken Cook, who grew up on a farm right outside of North Loup and played football there, had his Adams team rolling in ‘93, racking up a 12-0 record with a margin of victory in each contest approaching the 30 point mark. It looked like a route for Adams that afternoon of November 19th.
But senior Glen Snodgrass and his NL/S teammates had other ideas tough and completely dominated a stunned Adams team, slapping a 47-6 loss on Cookie’s #1 Hornets. North Loup/Scotia QB Matt Kern threw only 5 passes that day and completed 3 of them....all for touchdowns….and all to Glen Snodgrass.
That pretty much sums up Glen Snodgrass athletic and coaching career. Always dominant, always a force, and a Champion more often than not. As a high school football coach, Mr. Snodgrass has taken two dormant programs and turned them in powerhouses and eventual state champions.
What Coach Snodgrass did at York was next to miraculous, from rags to riches, from the outhouse to the penthouse, from the bottom to the top. And to have a son the caliber of Garrett Snodgrass along the way was a fitting reward for one of the best ever in the business.
Glenn Snodgrass should be considered a coaching Legend right now, but I’m sure he would disagree. That’s Glen, but we all know better. My wish at this point in time is that Coach Snodgrass stays in the coaching business for years to come. We need to watch his successes continue, not only because Glenn deserves it, but because younger coaches can see how it’s done.
Oh, Coach Snodgrass…..it would certainly be alright if you take a little time out of your coaching duties to watch your son play some football for the Huskers.