McMillan Speaker Series

About The McMillan Character Education Speaker Series:

In 2005, the Hrncir Family founded the Hrncir Character Education Speaker Series to help promote character development, integrity, enthusiasm, love of youth and athletics. Betty and John Hrncir have two sons, Garrett and Trent. The family has a great interest in athletics and character development, which is what inspired them to create this series.

In 2010, the series was renamed in honor of Coach Garry McMillan, long time coach, teacher and mentor at Kinkaid. Coach Mac embodies all the aspects that the Hrncir family envisioned this speaker series would be about – most importantly his passion for athletics, youth and Kinkaid. In addition to coaching his teams to 16 SPC football titles, Coach Mac has coached almost every sport at Kinkaid and has served as a mentor to students, teachers, coaches and alumni.

 Rudy Tomjanovich

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About Rudy Tomjanovich:

Rudy Tomjanovich is a former American basketball player and noted coach of the Houston Rockets, who led his team to two consecutive NBA Championships. Rudy began his career as a college basketball player in the late 1960s and was later drafted by the San Diego Rockets, which then became the Houston Rockets. Houston is where he spent his entire playing career and was a five-time NBA All-Star forward.

Rudy retired from basketball in 1981 and became a scout before being named an assistant coach in 1983. Tomjanovich was then named the Rockets’ interim head coach in February 1992. After nearly leading the Rockets to a playoff berth, he was given the job on a permanent basis. In his first full season on the job, Rudy guided the Rockets to the Midwest Division title, making him the first head coach to ever take his team from the lottery to a division crown during his first full season. Building on this success, Rudy T. led the team to back- to-back NBA championships in 1994 and 1995. Additionally, he led the U.S. men’s team to a gold medal in the 2000 Summer Olympic Games. Rudy also coached the Los Angeles Lakers during part of the 2004-05 season.

Rudy was officially inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in May of 2021 after a much-too-long wait. Rudy currently resides in Austin, TX. and is back in NBA Basketball as a Player Personnel Consultant for the Minnesota Timberwolves.