Angelina College’s Livin Surpasses 800-win Mark


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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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.