Speaker Date Topic
Coach Darren Allman Aug 05, 2020 12:00 PM
Nacogdoches Dragon Football
Nacogdoches Dragon Football

Darren Allman is entering his second season as head coach football coach and athletic director of the Nacogdoches Dragons. Allman came to Nacogdoches after serving as Executive Director of Athletics at Carroll ISD in Southlake.

Before coming to Nacogdoches, Allman posted a career coaching record of 88-38 over 10 seasons, including stints at Austin Westlake and Odessa Permian. Allman, an Odessa native where he starred at Permian High School, posted two consecutive seasons of 12 wins at his alma mater before moving on to Westlake in 2009.
At Westlake, Allman’s first team won 13 games before losing in overtime in the Class 5A championship game. All his other Westlake teams qualified for the playoffs, and the 2012 team reached a state semifinal. 

Allman is a 1987 graduate of Permian High School. He played football at Texas Tech University before finishing up at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene. Allman was an All-American defensive back at Hardin-Simmons, where he was a three-year team captain and three-time all-conference player. In 2013, Allman was inducted into the Hardin-Simmons University Athletic Hall of Fame. In 2010, he was named to the school’s All-Decade Team. Before becoming head coach at Permian in 2005, Allman was defensive coordinator at Highland Park, Temple and Brownwood. He was also an assistant coach at Cleveland High School and spent a year at Hardin-Simmons as a defensive backs coach.

Introduction will be by Garrett Altier

 

Coach Colby Carthel Aug 12, 2020 12:00 PM
SFA Football
SFA Football

Colby Carthel begins his second year at the helm of the Lumberjack football program in 2020, looking to build on the progress made in his first season at the helm last season. The Texas native has made an immediate splash in the FCS recruiting world, as the Lumberjacks have compiled a Top-5 recruiting class in the FCS in each of the past two seasons, and nabbed the top FCS commit in each of those seasons. 
In Carthel's first season in Nacgdoches, the 'Jacks improved their win total by a game and had three athletes garner a total of four Southland All-Conference honors. Placekicker Storm Ruiz finished his superb career as a First Team All-Conference honoree, while Xavier Gipson and Willie Roberts, both freshmen, were named to All-Conference Third Team honors. Gipson also earned a place on the Third Team All-Conference Defensive Team as a kick returner. Introduction will be by Garrett Altier

 

Byron Boston, Retired NFL Official Aug 19, 2020 12:00 PM
Football Officiating: Things You Should Know
Football Officiating: Things You Should Know

Byron Boston recently retired from officiating in the NFL after twenty-five years of service. During his NFL career Boston officiated 25 play-off games, including Super Bowl XXXIV between St. Louis and Tennessee, Super Bowl XLVII between Baltimore and San Francisco, Super Bowl LII between New England and Philadelphia, as well as 10 Conference Championship games. He also worked the Pro Bowl in 2012. Since the merger in 1966 his 13 Super Bowl and Championship game assignments ties him for first place in NFL history for high level assignments. The jersey that Byron wore in his final game, the AFC Championship game between Kansas City and Tennessee, is displayed in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Boston currently leads the Southland Conference in its successful football officiating consortium with the Big 12, which is entering its 14th year. The Mountain West Conference joined the consortium in 2010. He has been chairman of the NCAA’s Recruiting Committee for over 10 years. His work on that committee has contributed to a leveling of the playing field for minority NCAA officials at all levels.

Boston began his Division I collegiate officiating career in the Southland Conference and entered the Southwest Conference in 1990. Prior to that Boston was a high school official in the Dallas and Houston areas. He has also been an instructor in various college and high school officiating clinics including those conducted by the Big 12 and Southland conferences.

Introduction will be by Garrett Altier

 

Coach Debbie Humphreys Aug 26, 2020 12:00 PM
SFA Volleyball
SFA Volleyball

Coach Debbie Humphreys has been the head coach of the Jacks Volleyball team since 1988. In that time, she has compiled a highly impressive record of 725-341, making her one of only 11 active NCAA Division I coaches with 700 or more wins. The 725 wins by Humphreys is the 10th most among active Division 1 coaches. Some of her other accomplishments include winning Southland Conference Coach of the Year eight times, as well as winning the Southland Conference Regular Season eleven times. Additionally, she has led the Jacks to six NCAA Tournament appearances and is coming off back-to-back 30 win campaigns.  Introduction will be by Garrett Altier