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Aggies’ Gary Blair announces he’s retiring; who will replace him?

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Gary Blair, the head coach for Texas A&M, is ready to step away from the sidelines as a coach. In a press release from the university, the legendary Blair announced this season will be his last year.

 

In preseason rankings, the Aggies are No. 23 in the Associated Press Top-25 poll and Blair’s team was voted to finish second in the SEC this season. Texas A&M will open its season with an exhibition game on Nov. 3 against Oklahoma Baptist.

Blair has been coaching at Texas A&M since 2003 and has made the program a national power — they won the national title in 2011. Overall, he has 36 seasons under his belt with this year being year 37.

Coach Blair is a legend in women’s basketball and college sports,” expressed Texas A&M Director of Athletics Ross Bjork. He has made a transformational impact on Texas A&M University, our athletics program and all of college basketball. His decades-long championship-caliber coaching acumen and recruiting ability has transcended many generations of women’s basketball players and his impact will be felt long after he hangs up the whistle.”

“Gary Blair is more than just a coach. Because of his good-natured personality, he is beloved in the Bryan-College Station community and beyond,” Bjork continued.

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