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Mays, Aggie Athletics Team Up For Leading Champions

The three-day Leading Champions program at Texas A&M combines lessons learned from coaching and business leadership strategies to create the first and only development experience of its kind in the U.S.
By Alyssa Morgan, Texas A&M University Mays Business School March 1, 2019

SAN ANTONIO - DECEMBER 29: Quarterback Stephen McGee #7 of the Texas A&M Aggies runs the ball out of the endzone with left end Josh Gaines #47 of the Penn State Nittany Lions in pursuit during the Valero Alamo Bowl on December 29, 2007 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. Penn State won 24-17. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
Former Texas A&M quarterback Stephen McGee will serve on the Leading Champions instructor team.

Brian Bahr/Getty Images

The Leading Champions Executive Leadership Program at Texas A&M University will combine perspectives gained from Aggie coaches and Mays Business School faculty expertise to create a first-of-its-kind leadership experience on March 31-April 3.

The three-day program combines the championship-caliber coaches of Texas A&M and world-class faculty at Mays Business School to teach leadership concepts with real-world examples rooted in athletics.

The combination of exclusive access to coaches, faculty expertise and an elevated participant experience makes it the only program of its kind in the U.S. Registration is open to faculty, staff, and the general public, but closes Monday, March 18.

The Leading Champions instructor team includes:

  • Stephen McGee, former Texas A&M quarterback
  • Gary Blair, Women’s Basketball head coach
  • Pat Henry, Track & Field head coach
  • Laura “Bird” Kuhn, Volleyball head coach
  • G Guerrieri, Soccer head coach
  • Maurice Linguist, Football assistant coach
  • Andrea Gaston, Women’s golf head coach
  • JT Higgins, Men’s golf head coach
  • Tana McKay, Equestrian head coach
  • Sam Torn, Kyle Field Redevelopment Committee co-chair
  • Andy Richardson, Assistant Athletic Director, 12th Man Productions
  • Austin Thomas, Associate Athletic Director for Football Personnel
  • Michael Wesson, Associate Professor, management
  • Ricky Griffin, University Distinguished Professor, management
  • John Krajicek, Executive Professor, MBA Programs
  • Bridgette Chambers, Executive Professor, management
  • Stephen Courtright, Associate Professor of Management

Leading Champions is more than just a leadership class; it is an elite leadership development experience. Coaches and faculty will collaborate to develop session content that connects principles of leadership to athletics and tells a powerful story. Classes will take place in exclusive locations in athletics facilities with behind-the-scenes tours and the opportunity for each participant to film their own 30-second segment in 12th Man Studios.

Evening events provide opportunities for networking and special access to other leaders so participants can get an exclusive look at Aggie Athletics, Mays Business School, and the redevelopment of Kyle Field.

Mays offers the program to those looking for executive education, those who love Aggie Athletics, and those who want to see Texas A&M grow stronger by working together.

To register or for more information, visit

Media contact: Alyssa Morgan, Mays Business School, 979-862-7207,

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