Myron J. Glass – Release Bulletin

Myron Joseph Glass, 78 of Rochester, MN, died suddenly of natural causes at his home on October 22, 2022.

Myron, affectionately known as “Mr. Glass” by many, was born July 1, 1944 in Linton, ND to Adam and Mary (Kraft) Glass. As a teenager, his family moved to south Minneapolis. He graduated from Southern High School. After high school, he attended U of M for 1 year, transferred to St. Cloud State College, and earned a teaching degree. His first and only teaching job began at Lourdes high school in 1968. He began coaching right away, first in football, women’s athletics and cross-country, and in 1984 began his legendary women’s basketball coaching career. He then coached women’s basketball for 31 of his 46 years teaching at Lourdes. By the time he retired in 2014, he was the highest-grossing coach of all time at Rochester Lourdes and the second-highest-grossing coach in Minnesota women’s basketball history, with a final record of 719 wins and 143 losses, an incredible 83% winning record. His teams have qualified for the Minnesota State Tournament 15 times, winning eight state championship titles and setting Minnesota state records. He has been inducted into several prestigious groups, including his honorable mention in Sports Illustrated magazine in November 1998 and the Minnesota High School Basketball Hall of Fame in 2018. Throughout his career as a teacher and coach, his main focus has always been his students. He often mentored students and team members outside of the classroom. He will be deeply missed.

Myron had a warm smile, a sharp mind and an optimistic outlook on life’s challenges. He was proud to be a Catholic educator and had a strong faith in God. He loved his dogs and fishing, especially in his retirement. He will be particularly missed by his colleagues at the Catholic school, who spent many years working alongside him.

He is survived by his brother Arnold (Connie) Glass of Outing, MN, his brother Rich (Chris) Glass of Eagan, MN, his sister Clonia (Dan) Poor of Burnsville, MN and many close friends.

He is predeceased by his parents and his brother Kenneth.

Memorial Mass for Myron will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, October 31, 2022 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church (5455 50th Ave NW, Rochester, MN 55901) with Father Tom Loomis officiating. A memorial visitation/gathering will be held on Sunday, October 30, 2022 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Lourdes High School gymnasium (2800 19th Street NW Rochester, MN 55901) and one hour before Monday Mass. NOTE: Please enter through door 6 of the Lycée de Lourdes.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be addressed to Myron’s family, mailed in care of Macken Funeral Home (1105 12th Street SE Rochester, MN 55904). In addition, a memorial scholarship has been created in his name. Please make checks payable to the Lourdes Foundation and indicate the Myron Glass Memorial Scholarship in the memo. Checks can be mailed to Lourdes Foundation 1710 Industrial Drive, Rochester, MN 55901. Alternatively, donations can be made online at the following website: -a-gift-today/ make-a-gift-today. Please note on the form that the donation is in memory of Myron Glass.

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