“It is a sad day for the Hatter family,” Stetson AD Jeff Altier said in a statement. “Dr. Wilkes was a larger than life personality. His success as a basketball coach was recognized by induction into many sports halls of fame. He was also an accomplished administrator, having led the Hatters to Division I and building the Edmunds Center which, at the time, was the largest on-campus gym in the state. As an educator he not only published several books, but finished his time at Stetson teaching in the classroom. I held Glenn in high esteem as did thousands of others. He will be missed.”
During his time at Stetson, he helped usher the program from NAIA to NCAA Division I and won a school-record 552 games along the way. Inducted into the College Basketball HOF in 2014, he is also a member of the Stetson Athletics HOF (1983), Atlantic Sun HOF (2015) and Mercer Athletics HOF (1971), the latter his alma mater.
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