Texas Tour in Dallas/Fort Worth

Featuring Baylor Football Head Coach Dave Aranda
Wednesday, July 13 | 7-9 p.m.

Get an inside look at the Baylor Football program! Join Baylor alumni and fans at the Westin Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas, where John Morris, the Voice of the Bears, will sit down with Baylor Football Head Coach Dave Aranda, to discuss the upcoming season.

Don't miss this special opportunity to hear how the program is building a culture of excellence that includes a commitment to the physical, social, and spiritual development of players.

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Event Details

Location: Westin Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas
400 West Las Colinas Boulevard
Irving, Texas 75039

Parking: is complimentary at the Westin Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas hotel parking garage. Valet parking is also available but not included in registration.

Registration Levels:

  • Individual Tickets: $55
  • Reserved Table of 10: $700

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About our Speaker

Dave ArandaDave Aranda
Baylor Football Head Coach

A 2020 National Champion and 26-year coaching veteran, Dave Aranda was named the 28th head coach in Baylor Football history on Jan. 16, 2020. Aranda came to Waco after four seasons as associate head coach and defensive coordinator at LSU, including a 2020 National Championship and a 2019 SEC Championship. Widely considered one of the top defensive minds in all of football, Aranda has a track record of producing NFL-ready players.

In just his second season in Waco, Aranda led Baylor to a third Big 12 Championship and the biggest bowl win in program history, a 21-7 Sugar Bowl victory over Ole Miss. The win was Baylor’s first BCS/New Year’s Six bowl win in the modern era.

The Bears also won 12 games for the first time in program history, despite being picked to finish eighth in the Big 12 preseason media poll. BU finished the season ranked No. 5 nationally, the highest final ranking in program history.

Following the season’s success, Aranda was named the 2021 George Munger Coach of the Year and was a 2021 Coach of the Year finalist for three separate awards, including the Bear Bryant Award, Dodd Trophy and Eddie Robinson Award. He also received Big 12 Coach of the Year honors from the Associated Press.

In 2021, Aranda's Bears tied for the best turnaround in college football, boasting a ten-win improvement from the previous year, including a school-record five wins against ranked opponents.

In six seasons as a defensive coordinator at a Power 5 Conference school, Aranda's defenses have been ranked in the Top 12 nationally in total yards five times. His defenses have also ranked among the top 10 in scoring four of the past seven years. Since taking over as the defensive coordinator at Utah State in 2014, Aranda's defenses have given up a touchdown or less in 48 of 108 games.

After he graduated from Redlands High School in California in 1994, numerous surgeries followed and ended his playing career. In 1995, he started his coaching resume at Redlands as an assistant coach. Aranda graduated from California Lutheran in 1999 with a bachelor's degree in philosophy. In 2002, he earned his master's degree in interdisciplinary studies at Texas Tech.

Aranda and his wife, Dione, have two daughters, Jaelyn and Jordyn, and a son, Ronin.

About our Emcee

John MorrisJohn Morris
Voice of the Bears

Recognized by the National Sports Media Association as the 2019 Texas Co-Sportscaster of the year, the “Voice of the Bears”, John Morris is in his 26th year as the signature voice of Baylor Athletics. This is his 34th year overall including eight years (1987 – 1994) working alongside the legendary Frank Fallon. Officially, he is Baylor’s Assistant Athletic Director for Broadcasting and his duties now include play-by-play for Baylor football and men’s basketball in addition to third tier television broadcast on Big 12 Now on ESPN+. Entering the 2020 season, Morris has broadcast 381 consecutive B.U. Football games. Morris has also been behind the mic for Baylor Baseball, Softball, Women’s Basketball, Tennis, Soccer, Volleyball, Equestrian, Track & Field and Acrobatics & Tumbling.

A December, 1980 Baylor graduate, Morris worked 15-years as TV sports anchor and Sports Director on Waco’s CBS affiliate, KWTX-TV before moving into the Baylor post. Honored three times over a four year period with awards from the Texas AP Broadcasters for sports play-by-play, Morris and Pat Nunley also won a Katie Award from the Dallas Press Club for Baylor Basketball broadcasts on WBAP. At Homecoming in November, 1999, Morris was named one of Baylor’s outstanding young alumni. In November, 2002, he was honored with the Frank Fallon Sportsmanship Award from the Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce.

John Morris is a native of Louisville, Kentucky and graduated with honors from Danville (Ky.) High School in 1977. A proud father of three, Morris is married to the former Terri Melton, a 1985 Baylor graduate. They are the parents of Meagan (31) a Baylor graduate, Maddie (27) a Baylor Nursing School Graduate, and M.J. (24) a Baylor Mechanical Engineering Graduate. The Morris family is active at Harris Creek Baptist Church.

Aranda and his wife, Dione, have two daughters, Jaelyn and Jordyn, and a son, Ronin.

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