GREG GLOD

Baseball

Class of 2008

 GREG GLOD Greg has enjoyed a prestigious career as a U.S. Secret Service agent since 1985, protecting the President and supervising terrorist investigations following the 2001 World Trade Center attack. That drive and accomplishment originated as a young athlete in Antioch, where Greg was a Little Leaguer with the Beswick Bears; an All-Star with the Riverview Lodge Babe Ruth team in 1968 and a Panther pitcher from 1969-1971. As a senior, the 6’4” right-hander was baseball’s MVP and averaged 13 points per game on the basketball court. Greg threw a shut-out during the 1970 Northern California championships as his Panther team defeated the Fremont High team of future Hall of Famer Dennis Eckersley. Under Coach Bill Snelson, the power pitcher had a career 11-2 two-year record. Greg’s accomplishments led to being named Second Team All-League and recipient of the Contra Costa Times Super Sport Award in 1971 for his DVAL record-setting 28 scoreless innings. As a senior he threw 48 innings, allowing 35 hits, with 57 strikeouts and a DVAL 1.16 ERA. His post-prep career led to DVC, where he was 3-1 for the Vikings in 1972. Several big colleges beckoned with scholarships, however the major leagues wanted him, too. The Philadelphia Phillies selected Greg in the second round, the 25th overall pick of the draft. Greg played on three Phillies farm teams: Clearwater, FL., Auburn, N.Y., and Spartanburg, S.C. A serious arm injury ended the pitcher’s pro career in 1976. He went back to college and graduated from Sacramento State University in 1977. Following graduation, Greg returned to Antioch to serve as a police officer and helped found the popular “Pig Bowl” charity football games in 1979. When not in uniform, he returned to the diamond, earning a silver medal in softball in the 1979 State Police Olympics.