ACU head coaches Chris Thomsen (football) and Grant McCasland (men’s basketball) will be joined by other coaches, plus athletics director Jared Mosley (’92) and Wildcat sports broadcaster Grant Boone (’91) in five cities:
- July 19 in San Antonio: The County Line, 10101 West I-10, noon
- July 19 in Austin: Pappasito’s Cantina, 6513 North I-35, 7 p.m.
- July 20 in Houston: Grotto, 4715 Westheimer, noon
- July 21 in Fort Worth: Colonial Country Club, 3715 Country Club Circle, noon
- July 22 in Dallas: Maggiano’s Little Italy (Northpark), 8687 North Central Expressway, noon
Tickets are $20 and include a meal. Seating is limited, and reservations must be made online by 11:55 p.m. tonight. For more information, call Lisa Murphy at 325-674-2353.
The ACU football team coached by Thomsen (M.Ed. ’00) is nationally ranked in 2011 preseason polls after finishing 11-1 in 2010 and winning the Lone Star Conference South Division title for the second time in three years. The Wildcats play another national title contender, the University of North Alabama, on Sept. 17 in the Lone Star Football Festival in Cowboys Stadium in Arlington.
This fall, McCasland enters his first season as ACU men’s basketball coach after leading LSC rival Midwestern State to consecutive appearances in the NCAA Division II Elite Eight the past two seasons, and a 56-12 record. Before that, he coached Midland College to a 143-32 record in five seasons, including the national junior college national title in 2006-07.