“Congratulations on your 500th victory. You don’t look a day over 400 wins. Your energy and your drive are fabulous for the sport of women’s basketball and we look forward to your presence in our game for many years to come.” - Oklahoma Head Coach Sherri Coale
“You have been so good for women’s basketball. You’ve done a great job and I am so proud of you. Your passion for our game is unbelievable. Good luck the rest of the way.” - LSU Head Coach Van Chancellor
Event: Coach Blair 500th Career Victory, Reed Arena, College Station, Texas, 2/20/08
Texas A&M head coach Gary Blair became the 36th all-time Division I coach in women’s basketball history to reach 500 career victories in a 60-46 victory over Iowa State on Feb. 20, 2008. Director of Athletics Bill Byrne honored Blair with a commemorative framed No. 500 jersey, while his team presented him with a commemorative basketball. A special video tribute at the end of the game included congratulatory messages from several notable women’s basketball coaches across the country.
Published on Feb 26, 2009