Hog calls and Hall calls
Blair’s relentless drive put UA on SEC level
Posted: February 27, 2014 at 4:06 a.m.
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.
CAREER HEAD COACHING RECORD 905-288 (.759)
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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