Glen Mayo was named the first Head Women’s Basketball Coach of University of South Carolina Salkehatchie on April 4th, 2018. He makes the transition to the women’s game after spending the past eight season coaching Men’s Basketball at the Junior College level. Mayo has a reputation for his contagious energy and passion for the game, as well as his relentless approach and work ethic on the recruiting trail. With the connections he has made over the past decade, Mayo is well known and respected in the four-year college coaching circles. His vision for the USC Salkehatchie Women’s Basketball is to have a 100% graduation rate and help each player earn a full athletic scholarship to a four-year university.
Previous to this year, Mayo served as an assistant to Coach Jake Williams, and helped lead the Men’s Basketball Team to a 20-10 (9-4) overall record. The Indians finished the Region X Regular Season as the Runner-up, and advanced to the Region X Tournament. At the Region X Tournament, the Indians were able to advance through the semi-finals to the Region X Championship Game. An overtime loss to Cape Fear ended the Indians season just one game short of their goal. Mayo played a huge role in the team’s success on the court, in the classroom and also in the community. He was an intricate part of the player development program, while also being involved with scouting reports and the day to day team operations. Deshaw Andrews (Alcorn State Signee) was named Region X Player of the Year. Trey Potts (Vorhees Signee) was named Newcomer of the Year. Deshaw Andrews, Marques Sumner (Stetson Signee), and Maxwell Benoit (West Florida Signee) were all named Region X All Americans.
Prior to his time here at Salk, Mayo served a brief one-year stint at NJCAA Power House – Northwest Florida State College. There he was an assistant to Coach Steve Demeo who has decades of college coaching experience, including 17 years at the Division One level. The Raiders finished the season with a 27-6 overall record after winning the Panhandle Conference Championship, Region VIII Tournament Championship, and making an Elite Appearance in the NJCAA National Tournament. Mayo aided with recruitment of student-athletes, player development, scouting, film exchange, strength and conditioning, and monitoring of the student-athletes academic progress. Jared Wilson-Frame (Pittsburg Signee) was named Region VIII Tournament MVP. Will Pfister (Florida Atlantic signee) and Moustapha Diagne (Western Kentucky signee) we named Region VIII All Americans.
Mayo got his coaching start at the NJCAA Power House – Chipola College. From ’07-’09, Mayo served as a operations assistant/film coordinator for Coach Greg Heiar who has over fifteen years of college coaching experience, including nine years at the Division 1 level. During his time there in 2010 Chipola College was named the Junior College of Decade by USA Today and had won four out of the last five Region VIII Championships. Over the next four seasons Mayo climbed his way up the coaching ranks under Head Coaches Jake Headrick (’09-’12) and Patrick Blake (’12-’16). Headrick posted an impressive 67-22 record during his time, while Blake (62-30) was named Panhandle Conference and Region VIII Coach of the year in the ’13-’14 season. In 2014, Mayo served as an Assistant to the Head Coach on one the most talented teams in the school’s history. The Indians finished the season 26-5 after winning the Panhandle Conference Championship, Region VIII Tournament Championship, and making an Elite 8 appearance in the NJCAA National Tournament. Cinmeon Bowers (Auburn Signee) was named the NJCAA Players of the Year. Sam Cassell Jr (UCONN Signee) was named Region VIII Player of the Year. Six Players went on to player “High Major” Division 1 basketball.