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Coaching Career
A former Braves player (1978-87), Glenn Hubbard is in his 12th season as the club's first base coach in 2010. Prior to joining the major league staff in 1999, Hubbard spent the previous nine years coaching with the Braves' minor league affiliates: Bradenton (1990), Macon (1991-92, 1994 and 1998) and Richmond (1993, 1995-97).

In 1998 with Macon, Glenn was named as a coach on the South Atlantic League's postseason All-Star team.

Hubbard spent the 2006-07 offseason working rigorously with Kelly Johnson, as Johnson learned the second base position in preparation for the 2007 campaign. Johnson, who missed the 2006 season due to Tommy John surgery, played 133 games at second base in 2007. He batted .276 with 52 extra-base hits, including 16 homers, and made just 14 errors in 624 chances at second base. Johnson upped his batting average to .287 with 12 homers and 69 RBIs in 150 games in 2008.

Another great pupil for Hubbard was Marcus Giles, who hit .316 in an All-Star season in 2003, when he led the major leagues with a .342 road batting average and set a modern-day franchise record with 49 doubles. Giles also improved immeasurably as a fielder, leading the National League in assists by a second baseman with 471.

Playing Career
Hubbard wore a Braves uniform for 10 of his 12 major league seasons. In 1981 he set a then Atlanta Braves' record for second basemen with a .991 fielding percentage. His most successful year was in 1983, when he hit .263 and set career highs with 12 home runs and 70 RBI and was also named to the National League All-Star team. Hubbard led all NL second basemen in double plays in 1982, 1985 and 1987. He ended his playing career with the 1988 pennant-winning and the 1989 World Champion Oakland A's.

Hubbard, the Braves' 20th-round selection in the 1975 June draft, was signed by Bill Wight. Hubbard began his career with Atlanta in 1978 when he was promoted after being named the International League Rookie of the Year while playing for Richmond. In only his second major league game, he participated in a triple play against Philadelphia on July 15, 1978. He hit his first major league home run on September 23, 1978, off Cincinnati's Manny Sarmiento. On April 14, 1985, he tied a major league record for assists in a game by a second baseman when he had 12 vs. the Padres. Hubbard holds the record with seven other second basemen.

Personal
Born in Hahn AFB in Germany, Hubbard graduated from Lomand High School in Ogden, Utah. A four-sport athlete, participating in basketball, wrestling, football and baseball, he was inducted into the Utah Athletic Hall of Fame in November 2001.

Glenn and his wife, Lynn, reside in Stone Mountain, Ga. They have three sons: Jeremy, Matthew and Daniel.

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