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According to an unnamed source, this season will be Gary Blair’s last to coach the Aggie women

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Published: Oct. 27, 2021 at 10:59 PM CDT
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BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) - According to an unnamed Bryan Eagle Newspaper source, Texas A&M women’s head basketball coach Gary Blair will retire after the 2021-22 season.

The source says that Blair, who is entering his 19th season at A&M, told his team Wednesday afternoon of his plans to hang up his coaching whistle after this season. According to the Eagle’s on-line story, Blair is expected to make the announcement Thursday afternoon at a scheduled press conference in preparation for the season opener next week.

Blair, 76, has a 430-170 record at A&M and 837-333 overall. He wrapped up last season ranked 12th in career victories by NCAA Division I women’s basketball coaches and fourth among active coaches.

In 2011 Blair guided Texas A&M to the program’s only National Championship following a 76-70 win over Notre Dame. He has taken A&M to 15 straight NCAA tournaments with eight Sweet 16 appearances, including the last three seasons.

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