AC’s Wade Introduced as New Head Men’s Basketball Coach

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Head Coach Nick Wade is beginning his first season as head coach at Angelina College after spending two years as the Roadrunners’ assistant coach. Before arriving at AC, Coach Wade was an assistant coach at Conroe Oakridge High School from 2014-2016. Prior to that, he served as an assistant coach at McKinney Boyd High School and Lee College. During his three years at Lee College, the Runnin’ Rebels finished with the most wins in school history and won the Region XIV conference championship in 2013, eventually advancing to the national tournament’s Sweet 16.

Coach Wade played collegiate basketball at Austin College in Sherman, Texas. In his senior season, Wade led the team in three pointers made and three-point field goal percentage. In 2010, Austin College achieved its first 20-win season while winning the SCAC West Division Championship. In his coaching career, Coach Wade has coached more than 20 Division 1 athletes and three professional basketball players, two of which currently are in the NBA’s “D” League.

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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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