The StanceCheck team is comprised of long-time baseball, golf and business professionals.
Gene Glynn (Chief Executive Officer)
Gene Glynn is a former Minor League Manager and second baseman, and has held coaching positions with five Major League teams. He is presently the Third Base Coach for the Minnesota Twins, and has served in that role since 2015. Gene graduated from Waseca High School and Mankato State University, where he starred in both baseball and basketball. While attending Waseca High School, he was an All-American in both baseball and basketball. In 1975, he was named Minnesota's first "Mr. Basketball" and was also named the National High School Male Athlete of the Year by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA). Gene was signed as a non-drafted free agent by the Montreal Expos in 1979 and played seven seasons in Montreal's farm system, including parts of three campaigns (1982–84) at the Triple A level.
Following his stint in the Minor Leagues, Gene pursued a career in coaching. He was a Minor League Coach / Manager in the Montreal Expos system from 1985-1989 at various levels, debuting as a player/coach for the Triple- A team based in Indianapolis. From 1990-1991, Gene served as the Manager for San Diego's Single-A affiliate in Spokane, and was named Northwest League Manager of the Year in 1990 after leading the team to a 49-27 record and a league championship. In 1994, he joined the coaching staff of the Colorado Rockies, serving as First Base Coach, Third Base Coach, and in other capacities for five full seasons. Gene returned to the Montreal Expos for one season (1999) as their First Base Coach, then served as the Third Base Coach of the Chicago Cubs (2000–02) and San Francisco Giants (2003–06).
Gene spent the 2007–11 seasons as a member of the professional scouting staff of the Tampa Bay Rays, based in Waseca. In 2012, he joined the Twins' organization as manager of the Triple-A Rochester Red Wings. In his first year on the job, he led the team to a 72–72 season - 19 wins better than the previous season, and the team’s best record in four years, Gene returned to Rochester in 2013 and 2014, and led his club to identical 77–67 marks. His success there led to him being hired for his current role as Third Base Coach of the Twins.
Don E. N. Gibson (President/Chief Operating Officer)
Don Gibson has more than 30 years of experience as an attorney, business executive and entrepreneur in the sports and entertainment industries. He has represented entertainers, athletes and companies in business and in legal matters, and spent more than 20 years in senior leadership positions with major sports organizations.
Don worked eight years with Major League Baseball. He first served as an attorney in the Commissioner’s Office, then as Vice President and General Counsel, and as Senior VP/Acting President, of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc., the division responsible for Major League Baseball’s licensing, corporate sponsorship, special events and marketing. Following his tenure with Major League Baseball, Don served as the chief executive of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts. He was responsible for all day-to-day administration of the institution, including management of the $103 Million new Hall of Fame Riverfront development project.
After four and a half years with the Basketball Hall of Fame, Don left to pursue entrepreneurial interests in Los Angeles. He formed his own sports management agency, XL Sports, and then became a principal and co-founder of Section 1, a sports and entertainment consumer products company. Don subsequently returned to private law practice, joining the law firm Dreier Stein Kahan LLP based in Santa Monica, California as a Partner, heading up the firm’s new sports law practice. He also simultaneously launched and became Chief Operating Officer of Dreier Sports Opportunities, which provided sports marketing and business development services.
When both Dreier entities ceased operating in January, 2009, Don launched Kavi Sports & Entertainment, a consulting firm providing strategic planning, licensing, branding and business development to individuals and entities in the sports and entertainment industries. In January, 2014, he co-founded and launched Brandtheon, a brand development and brand management for sports and entertainment celebrities. Don is a Professor of Practice at Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor School of Law, teaching courses on sports law and business as part of the University’s Masters in Sports Law and Business program.
Don graduated in 1980 from Bucknell University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics, and in 1983 from UCLA School of Law with a Juris Doctor degree. At UCLA School of Law Don was a member and Chief Comments Editor of the Law Review. Following law school, he was Law Clerk to United States District Court Judge David W. Williams in the Central District of California, and a Teaching Fellow at Stanford Law School.
Robert “Bobby” Luzzi (Vice President, Golf Operations)
Bobby is a Callaway Staff Professional and a Master Instructor/Club Fitter. His golf career has spanned over thirty-four years. During this time Bobby has held a variety of positions at Country Clubs, Golf Clubs and Teaching Academies, including Cart Attendant, Customer Serve Rep, Player Assistance, Assistant Golf Pro, First Assistant Golf Pro, Head Golf Pro, Director of Golf, General Manger, and Head Teaching Pro.
Bobby has participated in more than 600 Professionally Sanctioned Golf Tournaments, on five tours. He has compiled 68 Professional wins, including in 2014 a 12th place finish on the Senior circuit in the Savannah Invitational Sunbelt Senior Tour, and winning the NADA Northern Virginia Open in 2007.
Bobby’s has taught the fundamentals of the golf swing to professional Baseball, Football, Basketball and Hockey Players, and to PGA, LPGA, Champions Tour, and Mini Tour Golf professionals.
Geno Glynn (Vice President, Baseball Operations)
Geno is the son of Gene Glynn, and has continued the family’s baseball tradition. He is presently the Head Varsity Baseball Coach for Patrick Henry High School in Minneapolis. Previously he was a professional baseball scout for the Tampa Bay Rays in the 2016 season, a Baseball Coach / Instructor at the Saints Sports Academy in Lakeville, MN, Project Baseball in Rosemount, MN, and a Baseball Coach for the Minnesota Classic Baseball Club in Edina, MN. In 2012 Geno pitched for the Sioux City Explorers of the American Association, and was an Assistant Baseball Coach at Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato, MN. In 2010 he played for the Tampa Bay Rays affiliate, the Hudson Valley Renegades of the New York/Penn League. In 2009, after being drafted in the 43rd of the MLB Draft by the Tampa Bay Rays out of Minnesota State University-Mankato as a 3B, Geno spent the 2009 season playing for the Princeton Rays of the Appalachian League. Geno played college baseball at Phoenix College, Florida International University and Minnesota State University-Mankato, where he was named the team MVP in 2008 and 2009. He graduated from Waseca High School in 2005.
Christopher Glynn (Director, Baseball Sales & Marketing)
Chris is the youngest son of Gene Glynn. Also following in the family’s baseball tradition, Chris is currently the Clubhouse Manager for the Fort Myers Miracle of the Florida State League, a Minnesota Twins Minor League Affiliate. This upcoming season will be Chris's 4th year with the Minnesota Twins Organization. In 2015 he was the Video Coordinator for the Cedar Rapids Kernels, the Twins’ Class A Minor League affiliate, and in 2013 and 2014 he was the Video Coordinator for the Rochester Red Wings, the Twins AAA Minor League affiliate. Chris graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside in August 2013 with a degree in Sports Management. While attending college, Chris played four years of baseball. He played three years at the Division II level (Augustana College and University of Wisconsin-Parkside), and one year at the Junior College level (Wabash Valley College). In addition to playing for his college teams, Chris played in two summer collegiate leagues – he played for the Ozark Generals of the MINK League in Missouri in 2011, and in 2012 he played for the Watertown Wizards in the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League in New York. In 2013 Chris was hired as an Assistant Coach for the Watertown Rams in the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League to work with hitters and outfielders.
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