Hog calls and Hall calls

Blair’s relentless drive put UA on SEC level

Posted: February 27, 2014 at 4:06 a.m.

Texas A&M coach Gary Blair walks the sideline during a Jan. 6, 2013 game at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville.

Tenth in a series previewing members of the 2014 class who will be inducted Friday into the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame.

Gary Blair At a Glance

AGE 68 (born Aug. 10, 1945)

POSITION Texas A&M women’s basketball coach


COLLEGE Texas Tech

FAMILY Wife, Nan; daughter, Paige and son-in-law Beau Thompson, the head boys basketball coach at Farmington High School; and son, Matt. Grandchildren Logan and Lola.

NOTEWORTHY Is 666-270 in 29 seasons as a college head coach, including 198-120 in 10 seasons at Arkansas in 1994-2003.... Led Arkansas to the 1998 Final Four, five NCAA Tournament appearances and the 1999 WNIT title. ... Led Texas A&M to the 2011 NCAA championship. ... Has 19 NCAA Tournament appearances at Stephen F. Austin, Arkansas and Texas A&M. ... Led Dallas South Oak Cliff High School to a 239-18 record.


Texas A&M 2003-present Coach 258-107

Arkansas 1993-2003 Coach 198-120

Stephen F. Austin 1985-1993 Coach 210-43

Louisiana Tech 1980-1985 Assistant 159-10

Dallas South Oak Cliff HS 1973-1980 Coach 239-18

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