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    July 22, 2010

    University of Houston head football coach Kevin Sumlin, director of athletics Mack Rhoades and head golf coach Jonathan Dismuke were greeted by a packed house at the Ragin' Cajun' in Sugar Land, Texas, Thursday night, entertaining the crowd with prospects of the upcoming season.

    Rhoades started off the evening with a rousing call for Cougar fans to come out in full force this athletic season and took questions, which included queries about football scheduling and facility renovations. Also in attendance was UH Regent Jarvis Hollingsworth of Sugar Land who addressed Dr. Renu Khator's continuing mission of making Houston one of the nation's premier Universities.

    Dismuke took the stage and reminded Cougar fans of the history and tradition of Houston Golf, which rivals UCLA's hold on basketball and Notre Dame's football, with 16 national titles. Speaking on his 366th day on the job at UH, Dismuke added that the Cougars would host a home tournament at The Woodlands in 2012 and of his five new freshmen and their potential immediate impact.

    Sumlin closed the night with an update on the happenings of the coaches and players since spring ball. The staff just returned from the high school coaches clinic in San Antonio, which hosted 13,000 coaches. He noted that the losses in 2009 have given the squad a chip on their shoulder, which will motivate in 2010. The second question of the evening was about the defensive progress. Sumlin responded by saying the new 3-4 look will make the Cougars more aggressive and multiple in looks.

    Among other members of the crowd were volleyball head coach Molly Alvy and cross country head coach Ryan Turner.

    The next step on the Houston Coaches' Road Tour is Monday, July 26 at the Fox & Hound in the Woodlands.

    2010 Coaches' Road Tour
    Monday, July 26 • Fox & Hound • Woodlands
    19189 Interstate 45 South • Shenandoah, TX 77385
    Baseball head coach Todd Whitting, track and field assistant coach Will Blackburn, football TBA



    Wednesday, July 28 • Skeeter's • Woodridge location
    3111 Woodridge Dr. • Houston, TX 77087
    Football head coach Kevin Sumlin, baseball head coach Todd Whitting, volleyball head coach Molly Alvey, Director of Athletics Mack Rhoades

    Monday, August 2 • Skeeter's • Weslayan location
    5529 Weslayan St. • Houston, TX 77005
    Football assistant head coach Tony Levine, football offensive coordinator Jason Phillips, soccer head coach Susan Bush, swimming head coach Mark Taylor, golf head coach Jonathan Dismuke, Director of Athletics Mack Rhoades

    Tuesday, August 10 • Buffalo Wild Wings • Pearland
    2734 Sunrise Blvd. • Pearland, TX 77584
    Men's basketball head coach James Dickey, baseball head coach Todd Whitting, track and field head coach Leroy Burrell, Director of Athletics Mack Rhoades

    Tuesday, August 17 • Skeeter's • Town and Country location
    700 Town & Country Blvd. & Country Blvd #2500 • Houston, TX 77024
    Men's basketball head coach James Dickey, women's basketball head coach Todd Buchanan, softball head coach Kyla Holas, track and field head coach Leroy Burrell, Director of Athletics Mack Rhoades

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