Myron J. Glass
Date: Sunday October 30, 2022
Time: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Lourdes High School Gymnasium [ view map ]
Date: Monday October 31, 2022
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Holy Spirit Catholic Church [ view map ]
Date: Monday October 31, 2022
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Holy Spirit Catholic Church [ view map ]
Please enter Lourdes High School at Door 6 for the visitation.
Saturday, July 1, 1944
Date of Death:
Saturday, October 22, 2022
78 years old
Myron J. Glass
Myron Joseph Glass, 78 of Rochester, MN passed away unexpectedly of natural causes at his home on October 22, 2022.
Myron, fondly known as “Mr. Glass” by many, was born on July 1, 1944 in Linton, ND to Adam and Mary (Kraft) Glass. As a teenager, his family moved to South Minneapolis. He graduated from South High School. Following high school, he attended the U of M for 1 year, transferred to St. Cloud State college and graduated with a teaching degree. His first and only teaching position began at Lourdes High School in 1968. He began coaching right away; first coaching football, girls track, and cross country, and in 1984, began his legendary girls basketball coaching career. He went on to coach girls 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 girls basketball history with a final record of 719 wins and 143 losses, an astounding 83% winning record. His teams advanced to the Minnesota State Tournament 15 times, winning eight state championship titles, setting Minnesota state records. He was inducted into several prestigious groups, notably his honorable mention in the November 1998 issue of Sports Illustrated Magazine, and the Minnesota High School Basketball Hall of Fame in 2018. Throughout his teaching and coaching career, his main focus was always his students. He often mentored students and team members outside the classroom. He will be deeply missed.
Myron had a warm grin, sharp mind, and an optimistic outlook on challenges in life. He was proud to be a Catholic School educator and had a strong faith in God. He was fond of his dogs, and of fishing, especially in his retirement. He will be especially missed by his Catholic School colleagues, who enjoyed many years working alongside him.
He is survived by his brother Arnold (Connie) Glass of Outing, MN, brother Rich (Chris) Glass of Eagan, MN, sister Clonia (Dan) Poor of Burnsville, MN and many many close friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents and his brother Kenneth.
The Memorial Mass for Myron will be held at 11:00AM on Monday, October 31, 2022 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church (5455 50th Ave NW, Rochester, MN 55901) with Father Tom Loomis and Father Michael Cronin officiating. A visitation/memorial gathering will be held on Sunday October 30, 2022 from 2:00pm until 5:00pm in the Lourdes High School gymnasium (2800 19th Street NW Rochester, MN 55901) and one hour prior to the Mass on Monday. NOTE: Please enter through Door 6 at Lourdes High School.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed 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 set up in his name. Please make checks payable to Lourdes Foundation and indicate Myron Glass Memorial Scholarship in the Memo. Checks can be mailed to Lourdes Foundation 1710 Industrial Drive, Rochester, MN 55901. Alternatively, gifts can be made online at the following website: https://www.rcsmn.org/support-rcs/make-a-gift-today/make-a-gift-lfi. Please note on the form that the gift is in Memory of Myron Glass.
Online Condolences are welcome at www.mackenfuneralhome.com
The family of Myron J. Glass has received the following condolences.
Words cannot explain how I feel about losing Myron Glass. I can honestly say that he was the one person that had the most to do with helping define me as a basketball player. Myron was so good at pushing people to their limits (in a good way), he was able to bring out the best in everyone he coached. Myron wanted everyone to succeed in one way or another, whether it was on or off the basketball court and that's what I loved about him. Myron lived for the game of Basketball, and it defiantly showed in the success he had in the program and Lourdes. I was deeply saddened to hear of his passing! The high school basketball world will not be the same without you Myron! Meanwhile, we will always hear the sound of your cowboy boots hitting the back of the bleachers when you got upset during a game! RIP
PS. I wish I could have made it to the wake or visitation! I am so sorry I missed it! I am sure there were many people who got to see people they have not seen in a long time and share their memories on Myron and help him to live on!!
I was privileged to get to know Myron from the perspective of a young runner, then as a XC Coaching colleague & as a Track/XC official.
R.I.P. my friend.
The legend has fallen...but Myron's memory, dedication, motivation, preparedness, and zest for the Lourdes community will live on in all the lives he touched along the way! Thanks for the great memories Myron! May you now be flying with the Eagles! Onward Lourdes...with deepest sympathy, The Kodet Family
To Myron’s Family,
I was saddened to learn about Myron’s passing. I enjoyed being his student, a runner on his teams, a colleague in teaching at LHS, and friend. I am honored to be able to attend his funeral as a priest and to help commend him to God.
Dear family and friends of Mr. Glass,
I cannot begin to properly express what a profound effect Mr. Glass had on my life.
He had infinite patience with my immature/unfocused freshman self. Through his loving patience and guidance I was able to participate in state championship titles. The work ethic I developed on his team was the largest influence on my later D1 running career, and there would have been no Big Ten championship or All American honors with out his steady influence.
He didn’t give up on me and as a result I didn’t give up on myself.
He was the absolute best coach I ever had.
Even now, in my demanding career, the life lessons he imparted to us athletes are still with me and benefit me on a daily basis.
My thoughts and prayers are for him, and those who loved him, on this day and always.
I know he is enjoying a beer with coaches Kroska, Rogahn, And Jewison right now.
With sincerest sympathy,
Gretchen Otto Pimentel, Esq.
LHS Class of 1985
South Texas, USA
First, I send my condolences to the siblings and other members of Myron’s family. I hope you will see, in addition to the posts here, the many social media posts of his students expressing the profound impact he had on their lives. Most of these mentions are about coaching, but he was also a fine I teacher in the classroom.
Myron was appropriately renowned for his hard work, being a student of all sports he coached, and expecting the best of his players. Whether he realized it at the beginning or not, he made a remarkable impact on women’s sports, agreeing to help start track & cross country, and taking both of them along with basketball to amazing places. While the real measure of his success is how he impacted those he coached and that is well-expressed in the countless tributes, I have always found it stunning that he was never defeated in eight state championship basketball games. It speaks to the level of preparation and focus, and the confidence he instilled in his teams. I remember hearing him say at practices I observed, “this is how we play Lourdes girls basketball…” And did they play! His successes in cross country and track impacted even more students over the years.
Rest In Peace, Myron Thank you for teaching so well to so many of us.
Myron was a great mentor to a lot high school student athletes. I remember spending many days with him and several other team members being hauled around to races all summer. Our teams would routinely get together at "Myron's House" on weekend evenings to have pizza, watch a movie, even see films of our races. Those were great times. We will all miss him but remember him in our daily lives
Myron has been a family friend since I was young. We had cabins outside of Lake City. We always had so much fun including fishing contests, cribbage, long chats and laughs on the deck and around the fire pits. Myron will be deeply missed.
Myron was a most gracious man and cared deeply about people, especially those treated unfairly and those afraid . My gratitude for having had him as a colleague. I’ll treasure his goodness, his understated humor, and his sense of purpose. May his family find consolation and be assured by the memory of his compassionate heart.
Mr. Glass had a huge impact on my time at Lourdes, as I know he did for many students and athletes. He had a great sense of humor and could balance being respected and engage in witty banter with students. When I think of good memories from Lourdes, Mr. Glass was a part of many. I was very sorry to learn of his passing, he and his family are in my thoughts and prayers.
God bless you, Myron. We know you are with God and your Lourdes friends who are in heaven with you. We love you, Myron.
Mr Glass was one of the most ‘serious’ and ‘entertaining’ teachers I ever had. I was fortunate enough to have known him all of my life. He had a spirit that was unmatched. He cared about every student he ever taught and every athlete he ever coached. He wanted and demanded success both in the classroom as well as on the basketball court. Mr Glass knew one thing he wanted to instill in others: Hard Work Equals Success. Myron instilled in me this attitude and value. He truly impacted me and my family and I will always be grateful to him for this. May he rest in peace and may his spirit live on.
Mr. Glass was a wonderful teacher, coach and friend to many. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time as he is reunited with those who have gone before him including his family members preceding him in death, my dad, Dave Jewison, Charlie Gray, Mike Carroll, Nick Kroska, Jim Rogahn, Dick Sherman and so many more. What a group to be together again talking coaching and drawing up plays!