Austin Toros Announce New Dance Team Coach

Austin, TX August 5, 2011 — The Austin Toros today announced that former Capital City and San Antonio Spurs Silver Dancer Marcella Garcia has earned her own call-up as Coach of the Capital City Dance team for the 2011-12 season. The Capital City Dancers are the official dance team of the Austin Toros and perform at every home game. Dance team members also participate in community activities year round. Garcia danced with the Capital City Dancers for five seasons before earning a spot with the San Antonio Spurs Silver Dancers during the 2010-11 season.

“Marcella is committed to continuing the tradition of a first rate professional dance team here in Austin,” said Peter Lubell, Toros COO. “Based on her education and experience with the Toros and Spurs, I’m confident she will provide excellent leadership for the team.”

Garcia graduated from Texas State University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science in Dance. She has choreographed and taught private lessons in the Central Texas area for several years.

"The Austin Toros and Spurs Sports & Entertainment have been my family and a huge part of my life for the last 6 years,” said Garcia. “I am excited and proud to take this next step as the Capital City Dance Team Coach and I can't wait to continue growing along-side such an amazing and talented group of dancers."

Tryouts for the 2011-12 Capital City Dance team are scheduled for August 27th – 30th. Interested dancers should email Maegan Barth at mbarth@austintoros.com to receive additional information.

Austin Toros season and group tickets for the 2011-12 season are available now. Call the Toros office at (512) 236-8333 or visit austintoros.com for more information.