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 Clarinda 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.
The Angelina College Writing Excellence awards recognize achievement in the essay categories of Freshman Composition, Researched Argument, Literary Analysis, and Non-College High School Composition.
Winners demonstrate strong communication skills and academic strength that looks great on a college application. Previous winners have gone on to attend Texas A&M with this in their resume.
Michael Cunyus is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 20 years of experience. He is the Director of Mental Health Operations at Burke and a proud graduate of Stephen F. Austin. He has dedicated his professional career to helping individuals, couples, and families find mental and emotional health in their lives.
Presentation: March 31 at 10:00 am in Hudgins Hall Auditorium
Photographer Kendra Brown will share recent images from her practice of traditional, alt-process, and analog photography. Brown is an accomplished photographer whose work is centered around personal narrative and familial histories. The opening reception will feature a discussion of work by the artist.