Please join us for: Aggie Muster 2023
WHEN: Friday, April 21, 2023
SOCIAL TIME: 6:00 PM
DINNER & PROGRAM: 6:30 PM
ATTIRE: Business Casual
CATERED BY: Choccolatte's
QUAIL POINT LODGE
107 Twilight (off Red Sail)
Horseshoe Bay, Texas 78657
This year's program will begin with social time and dinner followed by the awarding of the 2023 Highland Lakes A&M Foundation Scholarships to local Burnet County High School Students. We will then hear from our Muster Speaker, Dr. John Thornton '75. We will then conclude the evening with the solemn Muster Ceremony in which we acknowledge and honor those Aggies who have passed away over the last year. We have a great program and meal planned for your this year. Hope to see you there!
Please RSVP by purchasing your tickets below. Questions? Contact Yvonne Kaatz at 512-426-8410 or send her an email.
2023 muster speaker
Dr. john thornton, class of 1975
Dr. John Thornton founded the Texas A&M Coaching Academy in 2012 with the vision of making a difference in preparing and serving young coaches.
Prior to Dr. Thornton’s involvement with the Coaching Academy, he held a variety of administrative duties in the Athletics Department at A&M. He served as the Interim Athletic Director as A&M transitioned into the Southeastern Conference. Prior to that he served as Senior Associate Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Development at Texas A&M and helped coordinate student-athlete academic services, strength and conditioning, athletic training, and financial aid.
While serving in his administrative duties he was recognized by way of the Academic Inspiration Award in 1998, the TAMU 2002 Student Organization Advisor of the Year Award and was honored in 2002 by having a Fish Camp named after him. He was the recipient of the Student-Athlete Award of Excellence in 2003, the Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement Award in 2012, and in 2015 he was inducted into the Texas A&M Athletics Hall of Honor.
Before his administrative duties, he was a nine-year assistant basketball coach for Head Coach Shelby Metcalf at Texas A&M and served as interim Head Basketball Coach in 1990. Thornton was a 2-year letterman on the Texas A&M Basketball Team where in 1974 he earned the Newcomer-of-the-Year in the Southwest Conference and won the team’s Most Valuable Player Award. In his senior year at A&M, he was voted Team Captain of the 1975 Southwest Conference Champions.
John Thornton and his wife, Lanie ‘78, have two children—Gabe ‘03 and Leslie ‘06.