Gary Blair

Class of 2013

  • In his 28th year as a collegiate head coach, Blair has compiled a 645-263 record (.710)
  • He currently ranks in the top 15 in career victories and in the top 25 by winning percentage among NCAA Division I head coaches
  • One of only three all-time NCAA Division I women’s basketball coaches to lead two different teams to the NCAA Women’s Final Four
  • Blair is one of only six coaches in NCAA history to take three schools to the NCAA tournament
  • Led the Texas A&M University to the 2011 NCAA National Championship with a 33-5 record
  • As an assistant coach, Blair helped guided Louisiana Tech University to the 1981 AIAW National Championship and the 1982 NCAA National Championship
  • Blair was named the 1995 and 2006 Women’s Basketball New Service Coach of the Year
  • He was a finalist for the Naismith Coach of the Year twice (2003, 2007)
  • Blair was named Texas Association of Basketball Coaches Coach of the Year 4 times (2006, 2007, 2008, 2011)
  • He has been inducted into numerous halls of fame, including the Texas High School Basketball Hall of Fame (2002), the Stephen F. Austin Ladyjack Hall of Fame (2008), and the Texas Sports Hall of Fame (2012)