Angelina College Soccer to Host Pair of Youth Camps

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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.

Camps for Youngsters Take Place in April

Angelina College’s soccer program will host a pair of youth camps in April with the goal of helping youngsters develop their skills while promoting their love for the game.

The Little Runners and Goalkeeper camps are for boys and girls between the ages of 3-15 years old. Camp 1 will take place on April 4 and 6, while Camp 2 is scheduled for April 25 and 27.

Camps for ages 3-6 will run from 5:45-6:30 p.m. Camps for ages 7-15 will go from 6:45-7:30 p.m.

The cost per player is $40 for each two-day camp.

From AC head coach Nataki Stewart: “This training program is designed with a progression that guides your child’s discovery of the various skills while being challenged and supported as they learn. The camps will finish each session with unrestricted gameplay so the children can become accustomed to the speed of an actual match.”

In order to maximize COVID-19 distancing guidelines, the camps are open to any and all entrants (limited only by number, age, grade level, and or gender).

The camp’s schedule, registration, and payment information are available online at

For further information, contact Nataki Stewart at

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

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