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The Club

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Glass City Athletics is a prestigious athletic club offering competitive sport for young athletes. We provide expert training and superior experience to help our athletes achieve their personal best while encouraging teamwork and self-discipline at school, home, and on the court and field. Glass City Athletics goes beyond!

Currently, the club offers Volleyball for all athletes, Basketball for female and male athletes, and Baseball for male athletes ages 18 and under in Toledo and Northwest Ohio.

Our Commitment

As we begin our 20th year, we recognize that the sport of volleyball is growing in interest with overwhelming numbers.  It is our goal to continue the company’s philosophy of developing the total female athlete in a competitive environment.  We strive to accomplish this goal by helping our players strike their individual balance between family, academics, extra-curricular activities and sports.

We provide the top players in the area, who make that commitment, the opportunity to be seen by college recruits and guide and assist them through that process.  Many of our past players have secured Division 1 through Division 3 college volleyball scholarships.  At the same time, we recognize that this is not the goal for all players.  Our club is structured to help all of the athletes achieve their personal best.  Glass City prides itself on being a pure club without ties to a high school or college.  Glass City is designed to be a partnership between student athletes, their parents, and our coaches who are committed to the pursuit of excellence.

We offer programs for players ages 5 through 18, and offer a range of teams to accommodate a variety of expense, time and travel.

The Director

The Director of Glass City Volleyball Co., Dana Hooper, has a true passion for the sport. A life-long resident of the Toledo area, she began playing volleyball at the age of 13, when the Ohio High School Athletic Association began its first State Championship at Start High School.  This being her 40th year in the sport, she has dedicated herself in every facet of the game, and her credentials are unlike any others.

Dana formerly played collegiate volleyball at the University of Toledo, where she acquired two Bachelors degrees in Education and Business. She then began officiating high school volleyball. After eight years of officiating, she began coaching the varsity team at Cardinal Stritch High School for the next three years, always working full time. After the birth of her two children, Ashley and Bryan, she moved to the varsity team at Saint Ursula Academy, where she turned around an 0-18 record into a City Championship.  She is the only coach in the Toledo City League to have coached back-to-back City Championships at two different schools. Dana has been selected City League Coach of the Year.

After three years of back-to-back City Championships at St. Ursula, she left to coach her daughter in the Catholic Youth Organization.  She coached her daughter at St. Joseph in Sylvania and served on the Athletic Board.  When her daughter began 17th grade at Arbor Hills Junior High, she moved there and coached for two years.

Dana began Glass City to give players from all schools the opportunity to play club volleyball, showing no affiliation or preference with any high school and has maintained that standard throughout its 17th years. Dana is currently coaching and being club director. Dana is not only passionate about her family and volleyball, she is a community advocate and has served on the boards of The Sight Center, The Anne Grady Center, The Ability Center of Greater Toledo and United Health Services Rib-Off Event.

The Scholarship

Over the last twenty years, the coordinated efforts of Tony Geer and Dana Hooper, have placed over 135 players into colleges of their academic choices to continue to play the game. We have also placed another 22 into college, and assisted their families in securing scholarships outside of the athletic area to make college affordable or free! Dana has a unique knowledge of the scholarships that are available and go unclaimed each year-that are available and offers her services at no cost to the Glass City families. This very specialized service is unique to Glass City and sets it apart from any other volleyball club.


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