AC McKelvey Named JUCO Assistant Coach of the Year Lufkin Native Instrumental in Lady ‘Runner Basketball Success

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He’s an East Texas native and a graduate of Lufkin High School, so it only stands to reason that Angelina College women’s basketball assistant coach Randy McKelvey would use his roots to cultivate local talent.

Now in his seventh year as the Lady Roadrunner assistant coach, McKelvey is seeing his efforts rewarded: On Wednesday, the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association named McKelvey the Assistant Coach of the Year for Two-Year Colleges.

McKelvey graduated Lufkin High School in 1999 and graduated with his bachelors degree in kinesiology in 2013. Later, he would earn his Master of Science degree in Sports Management from Southern New Hampshire University.

Known for his ability to recruit and develop players, McKelvey played a huge role in this year’s Lady Roadrunner team and its advancement to the national tournament – the first AC women’s basketball team in the college history to qualify for nationals. Before this year, he was part of developing seven All-Conference players.

This year, one of McKelvey’s recruits, Natasha Mack, earned the NJCAA Division I National Player of the Year award, as well as the Region XIV Conference Most Valuable Player.

McKelvey and his wife Zephanie live in Lufkin with their three children: Z’Nya, Randy III and Kobe.

The e-mail address for AC’s Sports Information Director is gstallard@angelina.edu.

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Gary Stallard
Gary Stallard
Sports Information Director Gary Stallard, who also serves as a Liberal Arts Instructor, begins his eleventh season with Angelina College. Following a career as a U.S. Marine, Stallard completed his bachelor’s degree at Stephen F. Austin University, where he majored in English and Journalism. For more than 16 years, he has worked as a sports writer/columnist/photographer for the Lufkin Daily News; he continues to contribute free-lance articles on occasion. Stallard has won several awards for writing, including the Golden Hoops Award for basketball writing in 2003, Regional Sports Writer of the Year in 2004, and the Texas Press Association’s first-place award for column writing in 2007 and in 2014. He has also done basketball, football and baseball radio and live streaming play-by- play and color commentary for an ESPN affiliate. Currently Stallard serves as play-by-play broadcaster for AC basketball, baseball and softball games.

Prior to arriving at Angelina College, Stallard taught English at Lufkin High School for four years. He currently teaches Developmental Writing classes at AC. He and his wife Susan live in Lufkin.
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