Jeff Livin, head baseball coach, is beginning his seventeenth season at Angelina College. 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 30 players selected in the major league draft; thus far, seventeen former Roadrunners have gone on to play professional ball, including three former ‘Runners on major-league rosters in 2010. 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.
Coach Livin and his wife Cindy have three children: Cassidy, Jessie, and Tanner.
Richard Martinez, assistant baseball coach, is beginning his seventh season at Angelina College. Martinez attended AC from 2001 until 2002 before transferring to Texas State University, where he graduated in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Sports & Science.
Martinez played for the Roadrunners during 2001 and 2002, hitting a combined .346 for the two seasons. In 2002 he hit .401 in 182 at-bats, and is currently third among the all-time career doubles leaders and fourth in career hits in the Roadrunners’ record book. He earned All-Conference and First Team All-Region as well as Defensive Player of the Year. Martinez was a member of the TSU baseball team in 2003 – 2004, and served as a student assistant in 2005.
Martinez, his wife Amanda and son Damian 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.