McKinney, Texas – University of Arkansas head coaches Mike Anderson (men’s basketball) and Robert Pulliza (volleyball) traveled to McKinney, Texas, on Monday evening to speak to the Greater Dallas Area Razorback Club.
The trip, which was delayed several hours due to weather in the Dallas area, was supposed to include a round of golf with the head coaches, but rain washed out the outdoor activities and allowed the group to just meet in the clubhouse.
Pulliza was the first Razorback to take the podium and addressed the crowd about his team as they get ready for the summer months. Pulliza’s message included how the Razorbacks have improved over his three seasons as Arkansas’ head coach as well as his first impressions of Northwest Arkansas.
Following Pulliza’s words, Director of Student-Athlete Development Scotty Thurman was asked to say a few words about his role with the Razorback men’s basketball team. His message included his experiences as a student-athlete, professional athlete, college graduate, business man, husband and father and how he hopes to mentor Arkansas’ players into well rounded young men when their time as a Razorback concludes.
Anderson concluded the session with a short speech about his vision of the men’s basketball program. He started his stint with a funny story about his former star player, Thurman, before addressing the current Razorback program and taking questions from those in attendance.
Anderson’s Razorback Club schedule continues with trips to Paragould, Hot Springs, Forest City and Fort Smith over the next few weeks.