VOLLEYBALL – National Director of Volleyball
National Director of First Contact
Tony Glessner is the Owner and General Manager of Southern Exposure. Southern Exposure is a professional men’s volleyball team with its headquarters in Orlando, FL. They compete in the National Volleyball Association (NVA) and this will be their second season in the league. He will also be training and competing with the team as a libero during the 2021 season.
Tony joined the Michigan Volleyball staff as a video coordinator during the summer of 2019. His duties include practice and match film, practice and in-match stats (DataVolley), preparing scouting montages, and everything dealing with technology.
Previously, Glessner served as the assistant volleyball coach with Indian River State College for three seasons, where he coordinated the defense and setters. During his time with the Pioneers, IRSC produced multiple NJCAA All-State players and an All-State Setter of the Week.
Glessner has 15+ years experience coaching camps and clinics. He is a Co-Director/Owner of Next Level Volleyball. Next Level Volleyball was established in 2018 and travels nationally and puts on high-level camps, clinics, and showcases geared to educating and preparing young athletes to compete at the next level. He has also served as a Camp Director for the University of Michigan Volleyball Camps where he has been coaching for 10+ years.
After graduation from Ashland University (2011), he moved to Florida and was the Assistant Coach for Martin County High School – which won the 2011 7A State Championship. Tony taught math at MCHS for 8 years before committing to volleyball full-time. He also was the Recruiting Coordinator and Head Coach at High Tide Volleyball Club for 3 years (2017-2019).