|Head Coach Jeff Livin is beginning his twentieth season at Angelina College. In 2015, his Roadrunners advanced to the conference tournament championship game and were a win away from Livin’s first trip to the national tournament in Colorado. AC finished as runners-up, the best finish by a Roadrunner baseball team in program history.
Before arriving at AC, Coach Livin was the head coach at Wayland Baptist University from 1991-1995. He was elected as the Sooner Athletic Conference Coach of the Year in 1995. Prior to that, he served as an assistant coach at Southwest Texas State University and Southwestern University. Coach Livin played collegiate baseball at Southwestern University. He was selected in the 15th round of the 1984 draft and played for the Houston Astros organization for four years.
Livin’s Roadrunners have averaged more than 30 wins per season since 2003; AC was a conference co-champion in 2005 following a 46-14 season. In his tenure at Angelina College Coach Livin has had more than 40 players selected in the major league draft. Thus far, seventeen former Roadrunners have gone on to play professional ball, including four former ‘Runners on major-league rosters in 2015. In 2005 Coach Livin was honored as Region XIV North Coach of the Year; and in 2008, he was inducted into the Clarinda A’s Hall of Fame. In 2013, Livin notched his 500th win as the Roadrunners’ skipper.
Coach Livin and his wife Cindy have three children: Cassidy, Jessie, and Tanner.
|Assistant Coach Adam Massiatte enters his first season with Angelina College after spending nine years as a head coach in the high school ranks. As the head coach at St. Pius X High School, Massiatte helped mold a powerhouse: His teams won two state championships (2009 and 2012) and finished as state finalists in 2013. In addition, St. Pius won district championships in 2011 and 2012, earning Massiatte the 2012 Private School Coach of the Year award. Massiatte’s teams were nationally ranked for two straight years.
Before his stint at St. Pius, Massiatte served as the head coach for Lutheran High North.
Massiate’s playing career included two years at Blinn College and two years at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette. He earned his associate’s degree in Liberal Arts from Blinn College and his bachelor’s degree in General Studies from UL-L. Massiatte received his teacher certification (K-12 in physical education and health from Houston Community College.
Massiatte and his wife Gina have two children, Avery Lynn and Addison Reid.
|Sports Information Director Gary Stallard, who also serves as Liberal Arts Instructor/Sports Information Director, begins his tenth 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 15 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.