Angelina College, Lufkin Coaches Teaming up for Youth Basketball Camp Open to Girls, Boys; Camp Runs July 23-24



Angelina College head men’s basketball coach Nick Wade instructs young players during a recent camp. AC and Lufkin High School coaches are teaming up for a youth summer camp to run July 23-24 at Shands Gymnasium. (Gary Stallard/AC Press photo)

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Angelina College and Lufkin High School basketball coaches will team up for a youth summer camp scheduled to run July 23-24 at Shands Gymnasium on the AC campus.

Open to girls and boys ages 8-14, the camp will focus on teaching youngsters the fundamentals, drills and skills necessary to grow their game skills.

The two sessions will run from 8 a.m. until noon, with drop-off time at 7:45 a.m. Campers are asked to wear basketball shorts and shoes appropriate for gym work. There will be no lunch served.

Cost for the camp is $40 per player. To register, contact Angelina College’s Community Services at, call (936) 633-5206 or register in person at AC’s Community Services Building in Room 101. For camp information, contact Randy McKelvey at or Nick Wade at

The e-mail address for AC’s Sports Information Director is


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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