Former Utah High School Activities Association director Glen Beere died Friday after a battle with ALS, leaving a legacy that those who knew him say still impacts Utah prep sports.
Beere directed the UHSAA from 1987 to 1994 and ushered in an era of new organization for the association, said UHSAA legal counselor Mark Van Wagoner, who worked with Beere during his time as director. The changes Beere made, including forming the predecessor to the board of trustees, allowed the UHSAA to flourish at a time when prep sports were increasing in popularity in the state.
"He did a great deal of organizational work, which has been extremely valuable for the association," Van Wagoner said. "He was not one to try to aggrandize himself he was rather modest in his reports and things. He contributed greatly, I think, to how successful the UHSAA is now."