Glen R. Clem
Class of 2004

Glen R. Clem
Glen R. Clem was born in Ardmore, Alabama. He graduated from Ardmore High School and attended Northeast Mississippi Junior College on a basketball scholarship.

Glen lettered three years 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 two years, and numerous All-Tournament teams. He was one of 20 basketball players selected from Alabama to play in the Ala- bama High School All-Star Game in 1955. At Bir- mingham-Southern, he was a starter for three years with a scoring average of 16 points per game.

Clem is known as a founder ofjunior college basketball competition in the state of Alabama.

During 37 years of coaching, Clem was synonymous with the Walker College basketball team. He coached in exactly 1,000 games, amassing a record of 557-443. A 1993 inductee in the National Junior College Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame, Clem began his coaching career at Walker College in 1959. During his tenure he led the Rebels to five region championships and two national junior college ttournament appearances in Kansas. The team finished fourth in 1983.

His major honors include:
  • 1967 Dixie Conference Coach of the Year 1970 Alabama Junior College Conference
  • Coach ofthe Year 1981,1983,1987 JNCAA Region XXII
  • Coach of the Year 1982 Team Manager of the South team in the National Sports Festival in Indiana
  • 1983 Team Manager of the Team USA at the World University Games in Canada
  • 1988 Inducted into the Birmingham Southern College Athletic Hall of Fame
  • 1990 Assistant coach of the Gold Medal USA Jr. Team at Tournament of the Americas in Montevideo, Uraguay