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Grad Transfer David Glancy In-Depth on Notre Dame Commitment

June 20, 2023

St. John’s graduate transfer David Glancy made the tough decision to enter the Transfer Portal following the 2023 season. 

The 6-foot, 200-pound outfielder was fresh off a season where he hit .284 with 13 home runs, so it didn’t take long for programs to reach out. 

“I did my four years at St. John’s and I talked to my coaches and decided I wanted to go somewhere else for my fifth year to get a little bit better education, a fresh start and wanted to play in a more competitive conference,” Glancy told ISD. “They understood my decision and I entered the Transfer Portal a week after our season. 

“Coach (Ryan) Munger reached out to me on Twitter. We hopped on the phone and had a great call. I talked to Coach (Logan) Robbins as well and everything fell into place."

The process didn’t drag out as Notre Dame checked all the boxes Glancy was looking for in a new home. 

“It wasn’t stressful,” stated Glancy. “I took some time with my decision. I wanted to make sure wherever I was going was the right place. I think I was in the Transfer Portal for about two or three weeks. It wasn’t super long, but it wasn’t short.  I think it was a good amount of time. I had plenty of time to figure out what I wanted to do and I felt Notre Dame was the best.” 

As for any Notre Dame ties, Glancy did attend Red Bank Catholic (N.J.), which has been friendly to the Irish football team. Quenton Nelson and current tight end Kevin Bauman attended Red Bank Catholic and Glancy looks forward to reconnecting with Bauman when he arrives on campus. 

“We’re friendly, but we’re not super close,” Glancy said of his relationship with Bauman. “If I see him, we’ll talk. He was a grade below me. We have a lot of mutual friends and I’ve talked to him a little bit already. It’s awesome. He’s a really good kid and I’m excited to see him next year.” 

Notre Dame also made itself appealing in Glancy’s eyes as the Irish play in the ACC. The ACC is making a strong case for being the best in the country as Wake Forest has a great shot to win it all, but the depth of the league is matched by only the SEC. 

“The Big East has some good competition with UConn and Xavier,” explained Glancy. “They both made good runs in the playoff this year, but playing in the ACC has always been the dream in high school when you’re watching college baseball. You want to play in the ACC. That’s something that checked off a box for me as I’ll play against some great competition.” 

Glancy is also very aware of Notre Dame’s baseball success over the last few years and knows he will be stepping into a program that expects to make the Field of 64.

“I know two years ago they were in the Super Regional and one game from Omaha and then last year they went to Omaha,” Glancy said. “I watched a ton of college baseball and I’ve always known how good Notre Dame has been. I really want to make it to a Super Regional and the College World Series. 

“The winning side of it alone, Notre Dame is amazing. I feel like that’s something I couldn’t turn down because going there I know I’m going into a winning program and I want to be part of it.”

The Notre Dame staff made sure Glancy knew he was a priority for them. Robbins texted him daily and the staff was able to show him how he fit into the lineup, but also why they needed him as several key pieces of the last three teams are now gone.  

“They told me they want me to be an important part of this team,” Glancy explained. “As a fifth-year, you want to go to a place where you have a chance to play a lot since it’s your last year of eligibility. They told me we need guys and we love the way you swing it and you could do damage here. 

“Knowing they really wanted me to come in and be a part of the team, it’s hard to turn that down. Some coaches could say they would take you, but not mention being a big part of the team or making an impact. The level of how much they wanted me really showed me too. There are a lot of departures and they needed some guys. Coach Robbins would text me every day that he wanted me to be Irish.”

Baseball was an important factor, but Glancy knew Notre Dame could benefit fit off the field as well. He plans to enter a master’s program this fall and take advantage of the Notre Dame network in his endeavors off the field. 

“I’m going to be in Business Management and the Mendoza School is a really good business school,” said Glancy. “Notre Dame checks all the boxes - winning program, going to be able to make an impact on the team and the master’s program, when you check those three boxes, it’s hard to say no. I’d say the academic side propelled me to want to go there because of how good of a reputation Notre Dame has academically.

“People would do anything to go to Notre Dame. I feel lucky I’m able to go there and play baseball there as well.” 

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