Coaches and Staff
Head women’s softball coach Mark Mattson enters his first season as the Lady Roadrunner softball coach following an impressive run as head coach at North Dakota State College of Science, where he was a two-time Coach of the Year while leading his teams to a pair of conference championships and three appearances in the regional tournament in his four seasons at the helm. The NDSCS Lady Wildcats led the nation in homers for two consecutive years while earning Two-Time Academic All-American honors.
A lifelong player himself – he first played as a five-year old, and was part of the 1998 Men’s Fast Pitch National Championship team in 1998 – Mattson served three years as assistant head coach at Middle Tennessee State University, where his team established a new school record for wins in a season while winning the Ohio Valley Conference title en route to a berth in the College World Series. Mattson also spent time at Mayville State University (NAIA) and Adams State University (Colorado); his teams there averaged 58 home runs per season and qualified for the conference tournament for the first time in seven years. As a hitting and pitching coach at Wingate University (Division II), Mattson led his team to the program’s third-best season home-run total while helping his pitching staff to an all-time program record of 18 shutouts in a season.
Mattson and his wife Barbara live in Lufkin.
Sports Information Director Gary Stallard, who also serves as AC’s Marketing & Development Coordinator, begins his seventh 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 12 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.
Coaches & StaffArchived Press Releases