Coaches & Staff

Head Coach Todd Neighbors enters his seventh season as head coach of the Roadrunners and 13th overall as a head coach at the collegiate level. Neighbors earned his bachelor's degree at Southwest Texas State in 1992 and his Master's degree in Education in 1995 from the University of the Incarnate Word.

In Neighbors’ five seasons as head coach of the program the Roadrunners have won more than 60 percent of their games. According to Neighbors, though, it is not about winning games it is about the development of his players as young men and student-athletes. “Here at Angelina College we focus daily on the development of our players. We emphasize to our players the importance of becoming a better student, person, and player every day. I am in the coaching profession to have a positive impact on my players’ lives and future. When a player becomes a member of our family, he becomes a member for life.”

Neighbors joined the Angelina College family in 2005. Prior to that, he served as head coach for Hill College from 2000-2004, and Ranger College from 1998-2000. During those combined six years, Neighbors was responsible for recruiting and coaching four All-Americans, seven All-Region selections, twelve All-Conference players and two Freshmen of the Year honorees. Several of Neighbors' former players are currently playing professionally overseas.

He is married to the former Susan Bollinger of Perry, Oklahoma. He has two daughters, Taylor, age 15 and Kennedy, age 11; and a step-son, Cody, age 18.

 

 

Assistant Coach Curtis Nash begins his first season at AC. Before joining Angelina College, Nash Graduated from L.D. Bell High School in Hurst, TX; then attended South Plains Junior College where he was selected First Team All-Conference following his freshman season. The next season, Nash transferred to Hill Junior College, where he played for Coach Todd Neighbors and was selected as a Junior College All-American in 2000-2001 as a sophomore. Nash received numerous recruiting offers but decided on the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where he played for two seasons. In 2006, he graduated with a B.A. in African Studies.

Following his Division-I basketball career, Nash spent several in the professional ranks, playing for teams throughout the United States (Texas, Oregon, Florida, and North Carolina), Europe (Holland, France, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, England and Czech Republic) and Canada (Edmonton).


Toward the end of his career, Nash started his own “Skill Development” program (curtisnashglobaltraining.com) to help athletes improve their game and personal growth. To this and his coaching endeavors he brings a passion for helping others achieve more not only in basketball but life in general.

Nash lived ten years in Charlotte, North Carolina, but was born and raised in Fort Worth, TX and is the son of Rochelle Nash-Newton and the late Curtis Nash Sr.


 

Following the 2006-2007 season, Athletic Director Guy Davis retired after 31 years as Angelina College men's basketball coach. Over those three decades, Davis managed to amass nearly 500 wins, finishing with 16 winning seasons, two Region XIV Coach of the Year awards and a trip to the National Junior College Athletic Association tournament held in Hutchinson, KS in 1997-'98.

Davis and his wife, Dorothy, live in Lufkin.


 

 

Sports Information Director Gary Stallard, who also serves as AC’s Marketing & Development Coordinator, begins his eighth 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 13 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. He has also done basketball, football and baseball radio and web stream 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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Donna Olson
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Russell Crawley
Student Manager

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