Roadrunner Skipper Owns Record for Career Wins at AC
Angelina College head coach Jeff Livin doesn’t have time to celebrate anything right now. His Roadrunner baseball team is in the midst of conference play in the brutal league that is Region XIV, so anything worth celebrating – according to Livin – will have to wait.
That includes any personal milestones – such as topping the 800-win plateau.
Recently, the Roadrunners’ long-time skipper collected his 800th win as a head coach. Before stepping on the field at AC, Livin served as head coach at Wayland Baptist University (1991-1995), earning the Sooner Athletic Conference Coach of the Year award in ’95. An alumnus of Southwestern University, Livin was selected in the 15th round of the 1984 major-league baseball draft and spent four years with the Houston Astros organization.
He’s been named the Region XIV North Coach of the Year (2005) and was inducted into the Clarina A’s Hall of Fame in 2008.
His impact as a head coach goes beyond the wins: In Livin’s tenure at Angelina College, he’s had more than 40 players selected in the MLB draft, with more than 20 of those reaching the professional ranks. In 2016, Livin watched two of his proteges, Clay Buchholz and Josh Tomlin, face one another on the mound in the American League Division Series: Buchholz with the Boston Red Sox and Tomlin with the Cleveland Indians.
A lot of memories collected over those 800 wins.
Livin just doesn’t care to celebrate it right now. His ‘Runners just earned a key conference sweep against Navarro College on Saturday and will host Bossier Parish Community College on Wednesday.
Maybe he’ll celebrate at the end of the season.
Knowing Jeff Livin, probably not.
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