Glenn Townsend was named the program's head coach in April 2012 after spending three seasons in the soccer department. Townsend worked with the men's team for a year before transitioning to the women's progarm where he was an assistant under Jeff Ireland for two seasons. He still serves as the goalkeeper coach for both programs.
Townsend was born and raised in Whitby, Ontario, Canada. He made the move to Montgomery after spending twelve years coaching in Newmarket, Ontario. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience coaching athletes ranging from youth through the adult level.
Townsend has several soccer technical and theory diplomas from Canada. He also holds the U.S. NSCAA Premier Coaching & Advanced National Goalkeeping diplomas. He has been a member of the University of North Carolina women's staff for their team and residential camps and is on the state ODP staff as well as the DOC for the River Region Rapids Soccer Club.