Blair turns Texas A&M into contender

Coach leads Aggies to their first Final Four, his second trip to the national semifinals

Originally Published: March 31, 2011
By Mechelle Voepel | ESPN.com

DALLAS -- Gary Blair led Texas A&M to the women's Final Four on Tuesday, but he still had to do some scrambling. It's like this almost every year because his wife's birthday is April 1.

"We coaches are usually at the Final Four then, and I'm always getting last-minute gifts," Blair said. "My wife wouldn't be there except for that time at Arkansas. She'd always tease me, 'If you were any damn good, your team would be at the Final Four more so I could go, too.' So this time, I'm flying ...

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