Baker To Discuss NT Athletics' Future At Coaches Caravan
Caravan To Make Six Stops Across Texas In May
DENTON - Vice President For Intercollegiate Athletics and director of athletics Wren Baker will discuss his plans for North Texas athletics at the 2017 Coaches Caravan in May.
North Texas athletics underwent a major facelift of its facilities beginning in 2005, when the Athletic Center was opened. Construction continued with the new Academic Center and the Victory Hall dorm, accelerated with new softball, soccer, volleyball and tennis venues and new indoor softball and golf practice facilities, and culminated in 2011 with the opening of Apogee Stadium.
Since then there have been upgrades, updates and the addition of the indoor basketball practice facility, but Baker, who is approaching his one-year anniversary on the job, is poised to lead UNT into a new phase of expansion. Fans will get the chance to hear Baker talk about those plans at the coaches' caravan.
The caravan also offers fans an opportunity to speak with Mean Green coaches, which this year includes new men's basketball coach Grant McCasland, football coach Seth Littrell and women's basketball coach Jalie Mitchell.
There will be six caravan stops this year, beginning at a location familiar to long-time caravan attendees, Park Place Lexus in Plano. All caravan stops will run from 6 to 8 p.m. Here is the full schedule:
- May 8 - Park Place Lexus, 6785 Dallas Parkway, Plano
- May 9 - Dot's Hop House and Cocktail Courtyard, 2645 Commerce Street, Dallas
- May 10 - Audacity Brew House, 1012 Shady Oaks Drive, Denton
- May 11 - Collective Brew Project, 112 St. Louis Ave., Fort Worth
- May 17 - Karbach Brewery, 2032 Karbach Street, Houston
- May 18 - Ranger Creek Brewing and Distilling, 4834 Whirlwind Drive, San Antonio
Attendance at each caravan stop is $5 for members of the Mean Green Club and the UNT Alumni Association, and $10 for non-members. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the UNT Alumni Association website.