Sign in to follow this  
ipd054

Houston Mean Green- Coaches Caravan June 12th

Recommended Posts

Yes! This is from the email I received from Claudia Taylor of the Alumni Association:

We *finally* have a date for Houston Coaches Caravan! TUESDAY, JUNE 12, from 6-8 p.m. Unfortunately Karbach didn't have that date available (boo), so we are going with Saint Arnold Brewing Co, 2000 Lyons Ave.

Registration should be up soon; when it is, I'll share the link in our Facebook group so you can share it with your friends there if you want to! Our marketing director will also send out an email invite to Houston-area alums.

I'd love to get at least 50 people there, so if you know any alums or UNT fans who might like to come, please invite them to join us! It's a pretty good deal - for 5 bucks you get food, drinks and all the UNT tchotchkes you can handle. 🙂 You can also walk up and buy a ticket at the event.

  • Upvote 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

bd31690e-d7d9-429d-8827-e62f595b5462.gif

7c981a18-0f34-4d82-891d-0a26641d75c0.gif

b593478e-c1be-4695-a60b-6070bc14cc41.gif

d076e6bb-ec90-4dc0-a2e4-7f414535b89f.gif

d330d744-cff8-471e-b21e-1ee622e9fa0a.gif

4abe93c3-0452-4b3b-9494-eedb7c3e9c0c.gif

1be73a00-4625-4163-a412-4bc2ab7f28d8.gif

57e28f1e-d38f-445d-a886-0c33ced98bb4.gif

3e8f517f-c336-4cc3-81d6-622ff1f334b3.gif

CoachesCaravan-crisp.png

c5a5270e-5670-4392-aed5-dec798be9c2e.gif

0045bb5f-0f08-4a41-a9af-692722f5ee94.gif

a348c6ea-407f-4a5c-a67d-06a5f62499fc.gif

821626bf-dced-44da-b6a4-fefd3e4287f7.gif

4327b0c7-bfb3-4f98-9db1-4376eca5946e.gif

dd0cd485-a090-4df6-ab50-749a3e098263.gif

10d156d5-613a-4027-a243-d4e143c80f2a.gif

50e5fe71-f28f-4b21-becc-8423104ba652.gif

fa7748da-216c-42cb-b495-db3a6aee4bf1.gif

4cf6c432-8357-469b-b37c-1890d9eb4b38.gif

ba87d179-4023-4ee3-be71-40dce318c7cf.gif

05558934-77dd-4526-bded-2e1c31af3f6f.gif

af1cfb30-6479-451c-bb00-ce5327c139d2.gif

582ad214-26b7-487b-ae06-f8019a9a56e5.gif

3585185a-f3f6-478c-843f-fabd087b92ba.gif

8b2ad325-6877-4957-814d-f54e63327202.gif

71fa7796-42e4-4dbe-89da-82d11fdb80c4.gif

 

The UNT Coaches Caravan is on its way!

 

504e46e1-5f8a-4c29-8db4-b2d2a39c18ba.gif

 

Tuesday, June 12  .  6-8 p.m.  .  Saint Arnold Brewing Co.

9c0d3c9e-66d0-449c-a4ce-71def999baaa.gif

957afcbc-c5f7-4a84-b3d7-daef0abe00e8.gif

a479d4c8-6d27-4eb4-8f03-0bcdbc2ffbbf.gif

027d5f02-8e79-46e9-9df4-b6d1d9639b31.gif

15f3c046-9bb0-4537-bb6a-352583a24001.gif

a2be6a69-8c0b-4e3d-b4f2-b7e73c92ea3b.gif

2fc838b2-bbce-4ac9-854c-5e3faa11a816.gif

aa0f5b05-d181-4d1d-8151-4b1736c9e68b.gif

6828ab98-31a6-4f12-b8b8-8efa329bc7dc.gif

1b685c48-1170-4a81-aa81-324deabc85f7.gif

d055714f-808a-4ad5-afa9-61f1928f810c.gif

3858e71d-dbbe-4195-9d40-14d668060f9a.gif

8fe84bbd-ae5a-4366-8aa1-ee1262400c3f.gif

65b4a5e0-bc23-462a-a6bc-0988375f90aa.gif

c8ed7873-cc38-4faf-b86b-c1a3efdb0c27.gif

31ce7559-b442-417c-8386-5e236a7cee3f.gif

dd19ca69-5089-483f-b249-249a51fa884e.gif

18fd1dcf-00f9-4abd-b23e-188cacc2f36b.gif

d68497de-dc6f-418c-ab1e-b9a585e9ee3c.gif

70ba1dc5-0aa9-4f1f-a8bc-41d6bbfc1a69.gif

The UNT Coaches Caravan is rolling into Houston soon!

CCgoodasitgets.png

Join the UNT Alumni Association and UNT Athletics for a Q&A with coaches and an insider update from Wren Baker, vice president and director of athletics. Coaches and players will mix and mingle with the crowd and sign autographs.

Food, drink and plenty of family-friendly Mean Green fun is included with entry.


Houston Coaches Caravan

Tuesday, June 12
6-8 p.m.
Saint Arnold Brewing Co.
2000 Lyons Ave, Houston, TX 77020


$5 - UNT Alumni Association and
Mean Green Scholarship Fund members

$10 - Non-members 


REGISTER HERE BY JUNE 8

Not a member? Join at untalumni.com/join to get your event discount and show your Mean Green pride.

cd0b80a8-ad87-4cf5-8261-42b442db7c06.gif

688c68ff-e044-4b7d-a900-85d2cca0cbf1.gif

spacer.gif

spacer.gif

spacer.gif

spacer.gif

spacer.gif

spacer.gif

spacer.gif

spacer.gif

spacer.gif

spacer.gif

spacer.gif

spacer.gif

spacer.gif

spacer.gif

spacer.gif

spacer.gif

spacer.gif

spacer.gif

spacer.gif

spacer.gif

c923706f-f3f3-42a1-a509-e1f0b9213918.gif

9045eb73-05f4-40b4-84a6-47022831f628.gif

University of North Texas Alumni Association

1155 Union Circle #311220
Denton, Texas 76203-5017
Phone: 940-565-2834

 

MGScholarshipFund_LOGO10_GREEN_small.png

 

Mean%20Green%20with%20diving-eagle-2-small.png

8db61338-1e9d-4cd7-ad78-628172875de4.gif

3710bf40-456c-4ef0-8309-926bf37bfe12.gif

e542fb55-32b5-4f7b-8bfa-4f61cc5610d6.gif

9664dbfb-d450-423a-863b-45c26b315adb.gif

a757458e-0190-4d54-a871-1b6d5d4cc9a4.gif

88ac0892-1b7d-4b5c-9832-19af2f56e035.gif

5f88545a-9192-4e24-8154-dddea7d662b4.gif

d5f973d4-4944-4169-a367-01f10274293f.gif

6950fd5a-9a1e-4c2d-87b2-6fa28fa00c49.gif

09c58f44-4fa0-42dd-be94-4f748a04a1a4.gif

50634d6e-3e56-4a8b-99c0-580bb491389b.gif

08486bc0-74ed-487a-8d81-e74a3538ff4a.gif

9058e86b-c34b-46d8-a11f-a62d1f3f0eb1.gif

ad810533-9184-4d96-b5b7-54e86e47bf35.gif

3cecb1de-f71d-4444-9f44-67df5932ba19.gif

0a675a6e-38d5-4ecd-a744-ce9f48a73338.gif

65d3f769-5835-40e7-a2ee-b54d3305622e.gif

Edited by Stix
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Awesome venue.  Almost makes me wish I still lived in Houston.

  • Like 1
  • Confused 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, UNTLifer said:

Awesome venue.  Almost makes me wish I still lived in Houston.

 Well, what does a round-trip ticket cost from Midland on SWA these days? 🍺

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
55 minutes ago, UNTLifer said:

$400+ on that day.

Ouch.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
26 minutes ago, Stix said:

Ouch.

Yep.  There isn't much inexpensive about this area at this time, nor getting to or from here.

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Less than 24 hours away now!  Who's coming?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

side question.  Has Saint Arnolds finished their outdoor beer garden and restaurant yet?    Everything else sounds great!

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, HoustonEagle said:

side question.  Has Saint Arnolds finished their outdoor beer garden and restaurant yet?    Everything else sounds great!

 

Not yet.  It is getting close.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, ipd054 said:

Not yet.  It is getting close.

Thanks!  I love the Karbach beer garden but prefer Saint Arnolds beers.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Coach Littrell went further to say that not only does he love his job he loves being close to his family.  We talked about his hometown and how much he loved being close enough that his kid can have a relationship with their grandparents instead of only seeing them 2-3 times a year. He said "I hope y'all keep me!"  I replied "I think we are more concerned about you getting lured away."  He squared up to me looked me in the eye and said "anyone who thinks I would leave does not know me very well!"

I know it's just coach speak, but that last quote there makes me love Littrell even more. 

  • Upvote 7

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Prettylittleeagle said:

Coach Littrell went further to say that not only does he love his job he loves being close to his family.  We talked about his hometown and how much he loved being close enough that his kid can have a relationship with their grandparents instead of only seeing them 2-3 times a year. He said "I hope y'all keep me!"  I replied "I think we are more concerned about you getting lured away."  He squared up to me looked me in the eye and said "anyone who thinks I would leave does not know me very well!"

I know it's just coach speak, but that last quote there makes me love Littrell even more. 

Kansas or Tech don’t know if he leaves. OU or OSU he is gone. Good news is they are set for a few years. Would like to see him with Fine through his Sr year. Fine maybe an all- American?

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
12 hours ago, ipd054 said:

I did a visual count and came up with about 87 in attendance minus the coaches and UNT employees.   I thought is was a good event.  I was able to personally talk to 4 coaches (Littrell, McCasland, Hedlund, and Palileo) as well as Wren Baker.  All were down to earth and willing to take time with each group that they visited. 

Summary of my personal conversations:

  • AD Baker - Talked about being home.  Loving the town he lives in and being close to family.
  • Coach Littrell went further to say that not only does he love his job he loves being close to his family.  We talked about his hometown and how much he loved being close enough that his kid can have a relationship with their grandparents instead of only seeing them 2-3 times a year. He said "I hope y'all keep me!"  I replied "I think we are more concerned about you getting lured away."  He squared up to me looked me in the eye and said "anyone who thinks I would leave does not know me very well!"
  • Coach McCasland - talked about the support from the President down to ensure he had what he needed to be successful.  He really enjoyed the atmosphere of the Super Pit at the end of the season and through the CBI.  Really a nice person who is excited about his team next year.
  • Coach Hedlund - Can not wait for the soccer and track complex to start.  Talked about having a home since he has played on 7 different fields in his 25 years at North Texas.  He is happy with winning the C-USA but is ready to make a run in the NCAA and is setting that expectation with his players.
  • Coach Palileo - is happy Volleyball won the C-USA so Coach Hedlund will stop busting his chops about not having a championship.  Is looking forward to next season and is ready to repeat.

I asked each one the same group of questions:

"Do you have everything you need to be successful?"  - everyone of them said YES emphatically.  They said that from the board, president, and AD that they have amazing support and love the direction the university as a whole is going.

"Are you still enjoying what you do?" - All said yes! 

"What do you need from us?" - All said butts in seats in one way shape or form, that it makes a big impact on the team and more importantly recruiting.

Overall I was very impressed with the AD Baker and all of the coaches (I was not able to get to talk to the track coach who was there as well).  My wife and daughter went as well and my 17 year old daughter (who wants to be an athletic trainer) was even invited up to visit by Coach Littrell and Coach McCasland and said that they would talk to the head of Sports Medicine to ensure that she was able to watch a practice during her visit.  All of the coaches talked directly to her and made her feel like she was being recruited by them.

At the end of the event she looked at me and said, with the way things are going at UNT why would I go anywhere else?  I asked her what she meant and she quoted the fact that this past year was the best athletic year since 1975 as a whole for the university (something AD Baker said earlier in the event). New fields, IPF, and a commitment to the student athletes.  She said that it felt like she would be getting in on the start of something great and  that she could be proud of going forward.

I liked it and thought is was a successful event and even if no one else liked the event, I think they made a decision for at least one future student last night!  

Thank you

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
16 hours ago, Wag Tag said:

Kansas or Tech don’t know if he leaves. OU or OSU he is gone. Good news is they are set for a few years. Would like to see him with Fine through his Sr year. Fine maybe an all- American?

If he truly means what he says, I agree with you. I don't think a job like Kansas will pull him away, its a lower end P-5 might as well be G5 football program. Tech has shined at points in the past, and I think that might pull him away, but I don't feel confident about that statement. However, we could debate what programs are worthy of him leaving and what aren't all day 😄

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Prettylittleeagle said:

If he truly means what he says, I agree with you. I don't think a job like Kansas will pull him away, its a lower end P-5 might as well be G5 football program. Tech has shined at points in the past, and I think that might pull him away, but I don't feel confident about that statement. However, we could debate what programs are worthy of him leaving and what aren't all day 😄

With the family location being so important that will kind of limit options. I can see Kansas making a run after this season but why not stay at UNT and make $1.5m a year? I sure hope so! GMG 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No real pressure to coach at KU...they gave up football a few years ago.

  • Haha 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

C’mon people!  It’s all about the benjamins.  Period.  If Kansas wants him and makes him an offer of $3 or $4 million plus, he’s gone.

  • Upvote 1
  • Downvote 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this