“Our Athletic Department and Marist community is deeply saddened by the passing of our beloved colleague and friend.  He served the department with selfless professionalism, integrity and commitment to excellence in his service to student athletes and coaches. As the cornerstone to our sports medicine department for the past 32 years, Glenn has impacted the lives of every Division I athlete in our history.

“Glenn, Angela and their children will always be a special part of the Marist family.  Our love, thoughts and prayers are with them.” 

Tim Murray
Director of Athletics, Marist College

“We’re deeply saddened with the news of Glenn’s passing. His impact on the thousands of people he touched in the Marist community and around the area will be long felt. The fight shown in Glenn was not surprising to those who knew him and will serve as an inspiration for everyone who was touched by him. His role as a father, a husband, a teacher and a mentor has left a lasting legacy, and his compassion for the athletes he served and the Marist community was unmatched.”

Jeff Bower
Head Men’s Basketball Coach, Marist College

“It is with great sadness that we received the news of Glenn's passing on Friday evening. Our thoughts and prayers are with Angela and the rest of their family today. As a fellow Springfield College alumni my connection with Glenn began prior to his arrival at Marist College. It has been my pleasure to work with him throughout his 33-year career. Melanie Bolstad and I have always held the greatest respect for Glenn's knowledge and professionalism. He was available to us at all times, and we will miss his presence in the athletic department.  

“Glenn Marinelli lived his life with strength and unwavering courage. No one fought the good fight better. He was a fine example for us all.

“Rest well Glenn. You have earned it.”

Larry VanWagner
Director of Swimming & Longest Tenured Head Coach, Marist College

“When I arrived on the Marist campus 32 years ago as a scared and skinny freshman on the cross country team, Glenn was the guy who took care of my blisters, my sore muscles and my tired joints. He treated me with compassion and care, as he would for the hundreds and hundreds of athletes who would follow in the decades that followed. As a runner himself, Glenn had an understanding of the complexities and unique needs of our sport. Through the years, our runners loved Glenn. I speak for all of us in the Marist Track family -- past and present runners, and Athletic Training majors -- when I say how much we mourn his loss.”

Pete Colaizzo
Marist College Class of 1986, Current Director of Cross Country/Track & Field

"I always think of him as going all out, he was always moving forward. His motor was always running. I knew him as a professional and as a family man too – he’s a great dad, a great husband, and a great friend to me. He always put the student-athletes first."

Jim Parady
Head Football Coach, Marist College

"My thoughts and prayers are with the Marinelli family. I was deeply saddened to hear of Glenn's passing as I have lost a great friend and I know the Marist community is losing a great man. When I began my time at Marist, Glenn always was always willing to help me and over the past 10 years our relationship grew into a close friendship. Glenn always went above and beyond in helping me overcome injuries both during my Marist career and professional. He was a great athletic trainer but his relationship with the athletes at Marist extended far beyond the training room. 


"My deepest condolences go out to his entire family who I know Glenn was so proud of. I spoke with Glenn a few months back and he could not have been prouder of what his children have become and where they are in their lives. Now is the time to look back and remember the wonderful man Glenn was and how he touched all of our lives."


Jared Jordan

Marist College Men's Basketball, 2003-07; Current Member of Brose Baskets (Germany)

“I’m very saddened. I got the chance to be with Glenn not only through Marist Athletics, but we played softball together as well. He was energetic and fun-loving. Being on the road with him was so much fun, whether it was dissecting our team, the opponent or talking about life in general.

“Angela was his confidante ... everyone has to rally around Angela and her family. She has such a good group of friends that she and the kids are going to get through this.”

Dean Darling
Play-By-Play Broadcaster, Red Fox Network

“When you think of Glenn Marinelli at Marist, he touched thousands of ankles but many more hearts.”

Ed Weir
Play-By-Play Broadcaster & Analyst, Red Fox Network

“He’s been a close friend of mine for many years. When I think of Glenn Marinelli, I think of someone who would do anything all for you. That’s the kind of person he was.”

Steve Eggink
Former Marist College Men’s Basketball Player, Current Radio Analyst for Red Fox Network

"Glenn will be deeply missed as a friend and colleague by all of his fellow Athletic Trainers in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. Glenn's dedication to our profession and his concern for the well-being of his student athletes at Marist for 30-plus years, set the bar high for the rest of us to follow.

“His strength and courage is a true inspiration. He never gave up and he never surrendered, and we will never forget him."

Mark Ayotte
Director of Sports Medicine, Fairfield University

"We have lost one of the best Certified Athletic Trainers in the business. Glenn's friendly smile, willingness to help anyone he encountered and expertise in the field of Sports Medicine will be greatly missed. The care he provided to the student-athletes at Marist, his efforts in the Executive Council of NYSATA and the many friendships developed over his long tenure are a testament to man he was. He will be missed sorely."

Andy Smith
Director Sports Medicine, Canisius College; Past President of New York State Athletic Trainers’ Association (NYSATA)

“Just a good, good man. I can’t say enough good things about Glenn. He was always glad to see you, and it was always good to see him. He was a good family man. He always talked about his family, and how proud of his kids and his wife he was. He loved his job.”

Greg Danshaw
Head Athletic Trainer, Siena College

“He was a good father, a good family man. To be able to work a job like being an athletic trainer and be a good family man takes a really good person. He’s going to be missed.”

Sam De Rosa
Head Athletic Trainer, Iona College