Texas A&M Women's Basketball Coaching Staff

Last Game

Central Arkansas
Win 84-27
Dec 8, 2018
College Station, TX

Gary Blair

Head Coach

A two-time Naismith Coach of the Year Finalist and Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame member, Gary Blair’s place in history is set. Since taking the helm at Texas A&M in 2003, Blair has taken the Aggie women’s basketball program to new heights. After claiming his first conference championship in 2007, Blair led the Aggies to two more Big 12 tournament championships in 2008 and 2010. That success culminated in 2011 when the Aggies made their first trip to the Final Four and eventually won the program’s first NCAA Championship. The team ended the year ranked No. 1 in the coaches’ poll, another first in the program’s history. Along the way, Blair became the winningest coach in Aggie women’s basketball history, reaching the milestone in 2010. He also won the SEC Tournament in 2013. Blair was previously the head coach at both Stephen F. Austin and Arkansas. He is one of only three coaches in Division I history to lead two different teams to the Final Four.

Kelly Bond-White

Associate Head Coach

A veteran on Gary Blair’s staff, Kelly Bond-White has been a part of over 260 wins during her time in Aggieland. During her coaching career, 23 players have garnered first or second team all-conference honors, with 11 All-American selections. Included in Bond-White’s success is the Aggies' 2011 NCAA championship, three Elite Eight appearances, four conference championships and nine consecutive appearances in the NCAA tournament. An elite recruiter, Bond-White helped A&M land the nation's No. 2 class in 2012, a program high. She previously spent time on the coaching staffs at Arkansas, Providence and Illinois before coming to A&M.

Bob Starkey

Assistant Coach

A true student of his craft, Bob Starkey is widely renowned for his defensive prowess. Since coming to A&M his teams have averaged under 60 points allowed over three seasons; he also contributed to Jordan Jones winning back-to-back SEC Defensive Player of the Year awards. With Starkey on staff, the Aggies won the 2013 SEC Tournament and reached the Elite Eight in 2014. He was previously at LSU for 22 seasons, where the Tigers reached the Final Four in five consecutive seasons (2004-08) and captured four SEC titles. Ten of his players have been drafted in the first round of the NBA and WNBA drafts.

Amy Wright

Assistant Coach

Entering her fourth season at A&M, Wright has overseen recruiting, point guards and in-bounds plays while in Aggieland. In addition to the 2013 SEC Tournament Championship and a trip to the Elite Eight in 2014 as a part of the A&M coaching staff, Wright has experienced success throughout her career. She has coached 10 first team all-conference selections, including two at A&M. She spent time at South Florida, Western Kentucky, Cleveland State and Arizona State, helping all four reach the postseason. As a four-year player at Arkansas under Gary Blair, she became the school leader in assists and helped the Razorbacks to two NCAA Tournaments.

 
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