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Third Annual Gary Blair Coaching Academy Takes Place Oct. 4-5

August 26, 2014
Courtesy: Texas A&M Athletics
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COLLEGE STATION - The third annual Gary Blair Coaching Academy has been set for October 4-5 at Reed Arena.

Last year’s academy attracted over 100 coaches from all levels to learn from the Texas A&M women’s basketball coaching staff.

“The Coaching Academy has created a wonderful platform for us to share how we play and teach basketball the Aggie Way,” said Texas A&M women’s basketball head coach Gary Blair. “Our staff takes great pride in putting the Academy together in such a way that we can benefit junior and high school coaches as much as possible during the weekend, and continue our commitment to grow the game.”

The academy includes sessions led by each of the Texas A&M women’s basketball coaches, focusing on wide-ranging topics on both the offensive and defensive ends of the floor.

Registration for the academy includes three meals, a Texas A&M highlight DVD, a DVD of the academy sessions and a notebook that includes tips on scouting, motivation, coaching philosophy, conditioning, and practice planning, in addition to a playbook.

Coaches that register in advance can pay online through the 12th Man Foundation website for only $50.

Interested coaches may register here.

For more information, email Coach Bob Starkey at


12:30 PM Registration
2:00 PM Aggie Basketball Philosophy (Gary Blair)
2:45 PM Pick & Roll Offense (Kelly Bond-White)
4:00 PM Quickness & Agility (Jen Jones)
4:45 PM Dinner
6:00 PM The Don Meyer Legacy (Bob Starkey)
7:15 PM Set Plays (Gary Blair)


8:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM Point Guard Play (Amy Wright)
10:00 AM Aggie Offense
Primary & Secondary Break
Shooting Development
11:45 AM Lunch
1:00 PM Aggie Defense (Bob Starkey)
Ball Screen Defense
Shell Defense
2:00 PM Q&A with the Aggie Staff

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