Texas Tech Women’s Football Clinic to Feature Style Show

Head Football Coach Mike Leach and former Lady Raiders Coach Marsha Sharp have teamed up to present an evening of fun, football and style at the 2009 Mike Leach/ASCO Women’s Football Clinic. For the first time, the clinic will feature a style show and dinner with some of the proceeds benefitting the Marsha Sharp Leadership Circle (MSLC). The popular clinic will be held Aug. 5, with a vendor sale beginning at 4 p.m. at the Frazier Alumni Pavilion. Dinner, provided by Cagle Steaks, and the style show, presented with help from the College of Human Sciences’ Nutrition, Hospitality, and Retailing Department, will begin at 5 p.m. in the pavilion before the event moves to the football training facility for the clinic. The clinic is open to women ages 18 and older and features instruction in drills, strategies and the nuances of the game and has become a favorite event among the Red Raiders coaching staff and the local community alike. The style show will feature members of the Texas Tech community as models and will include some surprise participants from among its coaching ranks. Some models for the show include Guy Bailey, Texas Tech president; Kristy Curry, women’s basketball head coach; Kent Hance, Texas Tech chancellor, and his wife, Susie; and Mike Leach, head football coach, and his wife, Sharon. “Marsha and I had talked for a few years about combining a style show with the Women’s Football Clinic as everyone always got a kick out of the unveiling of our uniforms as part of the clinic,” Leach said. “We decided a meal and a style show would be a natural addition to a great evening clinic.” Partial proceeds from the event benefit the MSLC, which is part of a broader fund-raising effort by the Red Raider Club in athletics and helps raise money for women’s sports programs at Texas Tech. Over the past two years the MSLC has hosted a summer WNBA game and this event replaces the game.  “Mike’s clinic is really popular and has generated so much enthusiasm in the past that we decided to enhance the whole experience with dinner and a fashion show,” Sharp said. “With our thanks to Cagle’s and the College of Human Sciences for lending expertise, we think folks will enjoy our first Red Raider Style Show and the opportunity to see and buy all the latest fashions for fall football.” Find Texas Tech news, experts and story ideas at www.media.ttu.edu. CONTACT: Laura Vandergriff, Administrative Business Assistant, Football Staff, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-4260, or laura.vandergriff@ttu.edu.