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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 Company, 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 43rd 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 earned two bachelors’ degrees in Education and Business.  She then began officiating high school volleyball.  After eight years of officiating she was hired as the varsity coach at Cardinal Stritch High School, where she remained for three years, winning two city championships and always working full time.  After the birth of her two children, she moved to the Varsity team at St. Ursula Academy, where she turned around a 0-18 record into three back to back city championships.  She is the only coach in the City League to win back to back City Championships at two different high schools.  Dana has been selected as Coach of the Year on four separate occasions, and district coach of the year twice.  She currently maintains her OHSAA officiating permit, and will be starting her 38th year of officiating.  She has also had the privilege of officiating the State Championship on two separate occasions.

After her third year at St. Ursula she left to coach her daughter in the CYO program at St. Joseph in Sylvania, where she was also an Athletic Board member.  She then followed her daughter to Arbor Hills for two years.  Her experience stretches through age and sector in the sport.

Dana began Glass City twenty years ago 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 to this date.  Dana is not only passionate about her family and volleyball, she is employed by the Frankel and Puhl dental team as the Director of Human Resources.  She is a community advocate having served on the Boards of The Sight Center, The Anne Grady Center, The Ability Center of Greater Toledo and The United Health Services Rib-Off committee.  She is currently a Board member of the Holland Springfield Chamber of Commerce.

Dana and her husband Larry reside in Swanton and have 7 grandchildren.

The Scholarship

Over the last twenty years, the coordinated efforts of Tony Geer and Dana Hooper, have placed over 208 players into colleges of their academic choices to continue to play the game. We have also placed another 39 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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