As a WSU student athlete from 1995 to 1999, Gleason was a four-year letter winner in both football and baseball. He also earned academic honors in management information systems and entrepreneurship.
On the football field, Gleason was a two-time captain, earned All-Pac-10 honors three times, and finished his career with the ninth-most tackles in school history. He was a key member of the defense that helped lead WSU to the 1997 Rose Bowl for the first time in 67 years. Steve was a 3 year starter in center field for the Washington State baseball team. He captained the Cougar baseball team as a senior. Steve set a school record for triples.
Steve played as a safety with the New Orleans Saints. Originally signed by the Indianapolis Colts as an undrafted free agent in 2000, he played for the Saints through the 2007 season. Gleason is especially well known for his blocked punt in a 2006 game that became a symbol of recovery in New Orleans in the team's first home game after Hurricane Katrina. After spending 8 years in the NFL with the New Orleans Saints, Steve retired and made New Orleans his home.
In 2011, Steve was diagnosed with ALS. ALS is considered a terminal disease, that causes muscles to atrophy and die.
Steve and his wife Michel started a charitable foundation, Team Gleason. Team Gleason provides the resources for people with ALS to live purposeful and productive lives.
A Laplace native and St. Charles Catholic graduate, Kyle Olasin spent his collegiate career starting in Center field and hitting in the lead-off spot. He was a member of the 2010 Ragin Cajun Sun Belt Conference Championship team which appeared in the Texas Longhorns Regional. Olasin collected a .342 career collegiate batting average, hitting .453, .344, .305, .268 through his 4 college seasons and stole 90 total bases over those seasons as well. (37, 24, 10, 19)
Outside of baseball, Olasin also has 3 years experience as a PE/Athletics Coach at Kenner Discovery Health Sciences Academy. Currently, Kyle is a Caretaker for Steve Gleason, which he has been doing for the past 5 years. He has a passion for all sports as well as coaching and helping kids reach their highest potential on and off the field of play, and he looks forward to helping further develop the Gleason Life Skills Sports Clinics.
College Baseball Experience
Junior College 2007-2008: Enterprise Ozark Community College in Alabama, Delgado Community College
Division 1 2009-2010: University of Louisiana Lafayette Ragin Cajuns
PAST AND PRESENT COACHING STAFF
Basketball Clinic Coaching Staff Highlight:
Former Pelicans Head Basketball Coach Alvin Gentry
- Current and Former College and Professional Players
- Experienced Pro, College, High School and Youth Coaches
Football Clinic Coaching Staff Highlight:
Current and former Saints players! Including Mike Thomas, Thomas Morstead, and Will Clapp!
Other current and former NFL players from around the League!
Experienced College, High School and Youth Coaches from across the Country!
Baseball Clinic Coaching Staff Highlight:
Derrek Lee joins our coaching staff with 15 MLB seasons under his belt. Through his career, Derrek is most remembered for his time with the Florida Marlins and Chicago Cubs.
As a member of the Marlins in 2003, Derrek won his first Gold Glove at First Base along with winning the World Series.
Lee is a 2x All-Star, 3x Gold Glove Winner, Silver Slugger award winner, and the NL Batting Champion in 2005.
We’re extremely excited for your child to have the opportunity to receive instruction from one of the game’s great players!
Other Baseball Clinic Coaches:
Johnny Giavotella - Kansas City Royals, Los Angeles Angels, Baltimore Orioles
Greg Deichmann - LSU All-American, Current Oakland A's Organization
Brian Hughes - Tulane All American and Hall of Fame
Trey Fury - Loyola Wolfpack, Played Professionally in Germany
Mitch Wheeler - Barton College, North Carolina
Marc Burmaster - Delgado Community College
Ryan Kimberly - Owner, Louisiana Baseball & Softball Academy
Toby Toups - Youth Coach
GLEASON LIFE SKILLS
Location: New Orleans Saints Indoor Facility
Address: 5800 Airline Drive
Metairie, LA 70003
Ages: Boys and Girls, 9-14
Day 1: Saturday, July 1st
Time: 9:00 am - 2:30 pm (Lunch Served)
Day 2: Sunday, July 2nd
Time: 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Upcoming Clinic Dates:
Baseball: March 2023
Football: July 2023
Basketball: October 2023
Volleyball: December 2023
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