Angelina College Head Basketball Coach Offering Free Skills Clinic Girls, Boys Ages 9-18 Invited

New Angelina College head men’s basketball coach Kyle Manary has hit the ground running in East Texas, and he’s anxious to make the acquaintance of young local hoopsters and their youth coaches.
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Manary, whose basketball background includes working with and developing more than 120 NBA players such as Kobe Bryant, Chris Paul and others, will offer a free advanced-skills clinic from 9-11 a.m. on Saturday, May 21 at the old gymnasium on the Angelina College campus. Manary also worked with the Dallas Mavericks and spent time as a Division I assistant coach.
The camp is for girls and boys ages 9-18, and there is no fee for either registration or the
camp. Attendees are asked to bring their own basketballs.
Manary has asked all who plan to attend to contact him at
The e-mail address for AC’s Sports Information Director is
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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.