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Gary Blair Honored for Eclipsing 800 Wins by WBCA

Blair earned his 800th career victory earlier this season against Houston
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COLLEGE STATION, Texas — The Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) announced that Gary Blair was a part of its 2020 WBCA Victory Club on Tuesday morning.

Blair is one of two coaches to have eclipsed the 800-win mark during the 2019-20 season, and the only one to have done so at the Division 1 level.

The WBCA Victory Club honor is bestowed annually on each WBCA-member head coach who achieves a milestone of 200, 300, 400, 500 or more career victories during the current season on the level of competition at which they currently coach. Victories recorded at differing levels of competition cannot be combined.

Blair earned his 800th career victory earlier this season against Houston. He has amassed a record of 813-329 over his 34-year collegiate coaching career. At Texas A&M, the seven-time hall of fame inductee has recorded 405 victories, including a National Championship in 2011 and the SEC Tournament Championship in 2013. The Dallas, Texas, native’s 17 years leading the Aggies makes him the longest tenured coach in program history.

The two-time national coach of the year will enter the 2020-21 basketball season with the fifth most wins by an active coach, and the 11th most all-time.

Here are the 2020 WBCA Victory Club honorees:


Name


School

Date
Achieved

Victory

Number

Kim Muhl

Kirkwood Community College

12/04/2019

900

Rick Wilson

Duke High School

02/10/2020

900

Gary Blair

Texas A&M University

12/15/2019

800

John Carrick

Lakeview Academy

12/13/2019

800

Laney Clement-Holbrook

Oliver Ames High School

02/07/2020

700

Joe McKeown

Northwestern University

12/20/2019

700

Sue Phillips

Archbishop Mitty High School

12/30/2019

700

Ray Preston

Charlotte Valley Central School

01/10/2020

700

David Slifer

University of Central Missouri

01/06/2020

700

Lori Culler

Huntington University

11/16/2019

600

Russ Davis

Vanguard University

01/09/2020

600

Carmen Dolfo

Western Washington University

01/11/2020

600

Cheri Harrer

Baldwin Wallace University

02/01/2020

600

Brian Morehouse

Hope College

01/25/2020

600

Kim Mulkey

Baylor University

02/18/2020

600

Brian Niemuth

Simpson College

12/21/2019

600

Craig Roden

Delta State University

02/13/2020

600

Roonie Scovel

Gulf Coast State College

03/22/2019

600

Mary Beth Spirk

Moravian College

12/03/2019

600

Susan Summons

Miami Dade College

11/17/2019

600

Michael Olmstead

Rampart High School

02/26/2020

500

Dan Ricci

Ossining High School

03/22/2019

500

Scott Rueck

Oregon State University

11/30/2019

500

Charli Turner Thorne

Arizona State University

01/31/2020

500

Robert Amsberry

Wartburg College

02/12/2020

400

Carla Berube

Princeton University

02/07/2020

400

Brian Giorgis

Marist College

11/08/2019

400

Bonnie Henrickson

UC Santa Barbara

01/25/2020

400

Jeff Judkins

Brigham Young University

12/30/2019

400

Margaret Mohr

Cypress College

11/07/2019

400

Kerry Phayre

Assumption College

11/23/2019

400

Sue Troyan

Lehigh University

03/04/2020

400

Sharon Versyp

Purdue University

12/08/2019

400

Kellie Harper

University of Tennessee

01/20/2020

300

Quentin Hillsman

Syracuse University

02/09/2020

300

Theresa Humble

Jennings High School

02/21/2020

300

Wendy Lee

University of Mount Olive

12/10/2019

300

Carrie Lohr

Wayne State University

11/13/2019

300

Zach Loll

Dodge City Community College

01/08/2020

300

Faith Mimnaugh

California Poly State University

11/30/2019

300

Chris Nelson

Bethel University

01/02/2020

300

Lynne Roberts

University of Utah

12/20/2019

300

Steve Williamson

Williams Penn University

10/29/2019

300

Katie Gearlds

Marian University

03/02/2020

200

Betsy Harris

Florida Southern College

02/26/2020

200