Schaefer left Texas A&M where he was a longtime assistant to Gary Blair to become the head women’s basketball coach at Mississippi State on March 13, 2012. In six seasons, he has taken the Bulldogs to unprecedented heights, including the program’s first Final Four in 2017.
He’s won a lot of games with the Bulldogs, but none more memorable than when they reached the national championship game by defeating No. 1 UCONN to break the Huskies’ record 111-game winning streak. The win won the 2017 ESPY award for best upset, and was one of a school record 34 wins last season. At season’s end, Schaefer was named a finalist for the Naismith Coach of the Year award.
A fan favorite in Starkville, Schaefer has had no problem drawing crowds in Starkville. All of the top ten, and 17 of the top 20, highest attended games in school history have come in his tenure.
In Aggieland, of course, Schaefer is remembered as Gary Blair’s “Secretary of Defense,” and helped take the Aggies to the 2011 National Championship, a pair of Sweet 16 appearances, an Elite Eight showing, two trips to the second round and a first-round berth.
A native of Austin, Texas, Schaefer served as a men’s assistant coach at Sam Houston State (1987-89) between stints as the assistant boys basketball coach and head tennis coach at Houston’s Milby High School. As a player, Schaefer was an all-state performer at Houston Lutheran High School before going on to play two seasons at Alvin Community College.
Schaefer is married to the former Holly Davis, who played basketball at Arkansas State and later served as an assistant coach at UT Arlington. The couple has two children, twins Blair and Logan. Both are seniors at Mississippi State, and Blair is a guard for her father’s team.
Doors open/bar opens at 5:30 p.m.
Dinner starts at 6 p.m.
Program starts at 6:45 p.m
Parking: The new Cain parking garage next to the MSC will be open, as will the Koldus garage. The garages cost $1 an hour after 5 p.m.; there is also free Muster parking 5 p.m.-midnight in the lots marked on this map (click here).
The Brazos County A&M Club Muster Roll Call includes:
Former students who resided in Brazos County
Additional former students as added through RSVPs
For questions about the BCAMC Muster, email BCAMCMuster@AggieNetwork.com.
The Campus Muster Roll Call includes:
Students enrolled at Texas A&M
Members of the 50-Year Reunion Class of 1967
Former students who have an immediate family member* enrolled at Texas A&M
Former students who lost their lives while on active military duty in the past year
Texas A&M faculty and staff of long tenure
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*An immediate family member is defined as grandfather, grandmother, father, mother, sister, brother, son and daughter.