Glen R. Clem - 1989
Glen R. Clem was born June 11, 1937, at
Ardmore, Alabama. He graduated from Ardmore High School in May 1955. He
attended Northeast Mississippi Junior College at Booneville, Mississippi in
1955-56 on a basketball scholarship. He attended Birmingham Southern College at
Birmingham, Alabama from 1956-59 on a basketball scholarship. He received an A.
B. degree in Physical Education from Birmingham Southern College. He studied at
the University of Alabama, graduate level, in 1961.
Glen Clem lettered 3 years (1952-55) in
basketball, football, and baseball at Ardmore High School. He was named to the
All-County Basketball Team for three years, the All-District for 2 years, and
numerous All-Tournament Teams. He was one of twenty basketball players selected
from Alabama to play in Alabama High School All- Star Game in August, 1955. At
Birmingham Southern, he was a starter for 3 years with a scoring average of 16
points per game.
Glen Clem is known as a founder of junior
college basketball competition in the State of Alabama. A partial list of
accomplishments follows: 1959, 61, 64, 68, – Dixie Junior College Runners-up.
Conference composed of Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee teams; 1964 – NJCAA
Region VII Champions, Region VII composed of Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee,
and Arkansas teams. Participated in National Junior College Tournament,
Hutchison, Kansas. Chipola Invitational Champions, Marianna, Florida; 1967 –
Dixie Junior College Conference Co-Champions. “Coach of the Year”, Dixie Junior
College Conference; 1968 – Alabama State Junior College Conference Champions,
earned berth in NJCAA Regional; 1970 – “Coach of the Year”, Northern Division,
Runners-up, Alabama Junior College Conference, earned berth in NJCAA Regional;
1971 – Runners-up Alabama Junior College, Walker Invitational Champions, earned
berth in NJCAA Regional; 1972 – Alabama State Junior College Conference
Champions, NJCAA Region XXII Runners-up, Walker Invitational Champions. Named
:Outstanding Young Man of the Year” by Jasper Jaycees; 1973 – Number One in the
Northern Division, Alabama Junior College Conference; 1974 – Number One in the
Northern Division, Alabama Junior College Conference; 1981 – NJCAA Region XXII
Champions. Number One in the Northern Division, Alabama Junior College
Conference. Named “Coach of the Year” in Region XXII and Northern Division.
Overall record 25-3; 1982 – NJCAA Region XXII Runners-up. Alabama Coal Classic
Champions. Second in the Northern Division of Alabama Junior College
Conference; summer of 1982 Team Manager for the South Team in National Sports
Festival at Indianapolis; 1983 – NJCAA Region XXII Champions, Alabama Coal
Classic Champions, Fourth in National Junior College Tournament, Hutchinson,
Kansas. Overall record 29-4. Named Northern Division and NJCAA Region XXII
“Coach of the Year”; Summer of 1983 – USA Team Manager, World University Games,
Edmonton, Alberta; 1984 – NJCAA Region XXII Champions. Made it to the first
round of the National Tournament. Overall record 21-8; 1986 – NJCAA Region XXII
Champions. NJCAA Region XXII “Coach of the Year”.
Compiled 434-354 win –loss record against
small four-year colleges, SEC freshman teams and the best junior colleges in the
nation, including seven Alabama State and Regional College Championships, and
one National Junior College Tournament.
Glen organized the Walker College Blue
Tie Club which hosted many Region XXII Tournaments of the NJCAA.
Glen was inducted into the Birmingham
Southern College Sports Hall of Fame in 1988.
Glen Clem is currently Director of
Athletics and Men’s Basketball Coach at Walker College, Jasper, Alabama. He
resides there with his wife, Sara best Clem. He has one daughter, Angela Kay;
and one son, Glen Jr.