Dustin Glant

A native of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Glant has experience in professional baseball, as a Division I assistant coach and has spent time as a collegiate head coach.

Most recently, he spent the last two years with the Triple A affiliate of the New York Yankees, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Pa.) RailRiders.

Glant’s experience in professional baseball expands an already wide-ranging nine-year coaching career. After being selected in the seventh round of the 2003 Major League Baseball Draft, the right-handed pitcher spent six years in the Arizona Diamondbacks organization and three years in independent ball, before taking his first coaching job n 2013.

With the RailRiders, Glant – a former closer at Purdue – has tutored the International League leader in saves, Luis Garcia. The right-hander is 11-for-11 in save opportunities this season in 18 appearances with a 1-2 record and 19 strikeouts in 17 1/3 innings of work and is now in a member of the St. Louis Cardinals.

As a staff, SWB ranks No. 2 in the International League in batting average against (.228), No. 3 in wins (49) and strikeouts per 9 innings pitched (10.14), and No. 4 in ERA (3.94) in 2021. His first season in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

During his second stint at Ball State (2017-19), Glant’s pitching staff set a then-NCAA record with 11.1 strikeouts per nine innings during the 2019 season. The Cardinals also set the single-season school record for strikeouts (489) in 2019 and own three of the top four marks in BSU history. Drey Jameson set single-season school records for strikeouts (146) and strikeouts per nine innings (14.33) during the 2019 campaign and John Baker finished his career No. 2 in career punchouts (270).

The 2019 Mid-American Conference pitcher of the year, Jameson left Ball State as one of the most decorated pitchers in program history. The 34th overall pick in the 2019 MLB Draft, Jameson was a second-team All-American in 2019, a Freshman All-American in 2018 and became the 11th Cardinal in program history to earn first-team All-MAC honors multiple times in a career.

A Freshman All-American in 2017, Baker was also taken in the 2019 MLB Draft by the Miami Marlins in the 29th round. With Baker’s selection by the Marlins, Glant tutored five pitchers – six total selections – that were selected in the MLB Draft during his tenure in Muncie.