Normally walk-on players join college rosters with little to no fanfare. That’s especially true for specialists, many of whom will toil in obscurity for years (unless they’re forced into game action and make a mistake). But every once in a while, someone breaks that mold. That someone is punter Alan Guerrieri, who officially announced his intentions to walk onto the Texas A&M Aggies football team on Wednesday.
If that last name sounds familiar, it’s because Alan is the son of longtime Texas A&M soccer coach G Guerrieri. G’s bio on 12thman.com speaks for itself:
“G Guerrieri is the only head coach in the 25-year history of Aggie Soccer. Guerrieri has built the Texas A&M program from scratch into one of the elite sides in the nation and he has the Maroon and White planted firmly atop the Southeastern Conference.
One of the winningest coaches in the history of NCAA Division I soccer, Guerrieri has established Texas A&M as a premier program in the nation. Under his tutelage, Texas A&M is one of only five teams to play in every NCAA Tournament the last 23 seasons. Guerrieri has led the Maroon and White to 14 Sweet Sixteens, six Elite Eights and the 2014 NCAA Women’s College Cup. Coach G’s Aggies have consistently been ranked in the national top 25 over the past 20+ seasons while attracting some of the top soccer players in the world to College Station.
Guerrieri ranks fourth all-time among NCAA Division I coaches with 441 wins and sixth with a .756 winning percentage. He has guided Texas A&M to nine conference regular-season titles and eight conference tournament crowns. He is a four-time conference coach of the year and five-time NSCAA Central Region Coach of the Year. Guerrieri and North Carolina’s Anson Dorrance are the only two coaches to lead a team to 23 consecutive NCAA Championship tournaments.”
If there is one person whom I trust to train their son to kick a ball at Texas A&M, it’s G Guerrieri.
How soon should we begin the "Alan Guerrieri for 12th Man" campaign?
This poll is closed
Nah. Surely there’s someone more deserving on the roster.
Let’s wait and see how he does
/slips on hastily made "E. King Guerrieri" T-shirt