Faces of Fauquier: Sports central to his life’s work
Robert Glascock teaches and works as the assistant activities director at Fauquier High, where he graduated in 1979.
It’s a rewarding experience to see kids grow. Now I am teaching second- and third-generation students, and sometimes I have taught the whole family. Each year, you get new kids and it’s almost like starting over. It’s not the same thing every year. It keeps life interesting.
The Marshall native knows the value of athletics in schools.
Robert Glascock works as Fauquier High School’s assistant activities director, helping to ensure athletic and extracurricular events get scheduled and supervised. He also teaches physical education classes.
“It’s a rewarding experience to see kids grow. Now I am teaching second- and third-generation students, and sometimes I have taught the whole family,” Mr. Glascock said. “Each year, you get new kids and it’s almost like starting over. It’s not the same thing every year. It keeps life interesting.”
The former Marshall Middle School athletic director coached interscholastic teams in the county for more than two decades. Raised in a very athletic family, he played football in high school and college.
Mr. Glascock finds comfort in calling northern Fauquier County home his whole life.
Assistant activities director since 2010 at Fauquier High School, where he also teaches physical education. He started as a coach and teacher at FHS in 2005, after 21 years at Marshall Middle School. At MMS, he served as athletic director, taught P.E. and coached every sport except soccer and volleyball.
• Why you do the job?
It was sort of a natural progression to move to the administration part of things after coaching all these years. It’s a fun job. You get to watch students grow as people and as athletes. I grew up around sports, and my parents were very athletic. I played football and wrestled in high school and played football in college.
My wife Candace and I will be celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary soon, and we have three children: Andrew, 26, Hunter, 23, and Annie, 19.
Fauquier High School, 1979. Bachelor’s degree in health and physical education from Bridgewater College, 1983. Master’s in education administration from George Mason University, 1994.
• Civic and/or church involvement
Member of Marshall Methodist Church.
• How long have you lived in Fauquier?
All my life. I have always lived in the northern end.
• Why do you live here?
I’ve never lived anywhere else. I think the county has everything to offer, everything you need — the suburbs in Warrenton and country out towards the north. I grew up on a horse farm up north.
• How do you describe this county?
Home. Growing up here, I know everyone. I rarely go anywhere where I don’t know anyone. It’s comforting.
• What would you change about Fauquier?
Maybe put more of an investment in the educational system. Prioritize it. Kids should always be Number 1.
• What do you do for fun?
I love going to the beach in the summer — the Outer Banks. I play racquetball on weekends. I got to athletic events as a spectator — softball and football.
• What’s your favorite place in Fauquier?
Northern Fauquier. I also like to be at any type of athletic event in the county.
• What will Fauquier be like in 10 years?
Pretty much the same. Slow growth, which is not always a bad thing.
• Favorite TV show?
“The Walking Dead”
• Favorite movie?
Any action or adventure movie.
• Favorite book?
Dan Brown and James Rollins novels.
• Favorite vacation spot?
The Outer Banks.
• Favorite food?
A nice pot roast.
• What is the best advice you have ever received? From whom?
My dad always said, “Be yourself and enjoy life. Be honest.” That’s how he lived.
• Who’s your hero and why?
My dad because he was an honest and sincere man. He taught by example.
He ran track and played football in high school. My mom played basketball and softball into her 40s.
• What would you do if you won $1 million in the lottery?
I would retire and travel anywhere I wanted to, spend time with my family and buy a beach house.
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