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DAVID WEAVER

SPORTS INFORMATION DIRECTOR Phone: 903-923-2129 E-Mail: dweaver@etbu.edu

WEBSITE

The East Texas Baptist University athletics website, located at www.etbu.edu, offers comprehensive coverage of every ETBU athletics program. Included on each individual team page are updated schedules, statistics, rosters, coaching information, information for potential recruits, and the most up-to-date news regarding ETBU athletics. Also included are links to the American Southwest Conference standings, statistics and latest news, as well as links to in-game coverage via audio, video, live stats, Facebook and Twitter.

CREDENTIALS All requests for working press credentials to ETBU athletic events can be made by phone at 903-923-2129 or by e-mail (preferred) to dweaver@etbu.edu no later than 48 hours before a game. Media in attendance will receive a pregame roster/program as well as postgame statistics. Postgame box scores should be available no later than 10 minutes after the game.

INTERVIEWS All coach and player interviews for ETBU Men’s Soccer are directed through the Sports Information Director. Coaches and players may be interviewed on the field after a 10-minute cooling-off period unless otherwise approved by the Sports Information Director. All other interviews outside of game day must be conducted as scheduled through the Sports Information Office.

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David Weaver is in his 12th year as Sports Information Director at East Texas Baptist University. The 1995 graduate of Northwestern State University is responsible for public and media relations for the ETBU Athletic Department, covering 10 NCAA-sponsored sports. As S.I.D. Weaver is the official statistician for every sport at ETBU and also designs and writes media guides for all sports on campus. He also controls the content on the university’s athletics web site, at www.etbu.edu, and manages the sports information blog on the site. Weaver also facilitates the ETBU Athletics pages on Facebook and Twitter, which have become invaluable sources of media in relation to being about to get news out on the web quickly to fans of the Tigers. Tiger athletics interviews and video clips can now also be found on the university’s official YouTube site. Before joining the staff at ETBU in June of 2000, Weaver was sports editor of the Marshall News Messenger in his hometown of Marshall, Texas. He covered East Texas sports -- including ETBU -- for five years from 1996-2000 and earned three Associated Press Managing Editor Awards for his writing. Prior to his work at the News Messenger, Weaver was managing editor at The Hardin County News in Lumberton, Texas, a weekly publication of The Beaumont Enterprise. He accepted the position of ETBU’s S.I.D. and began working at the university on June 1, 2000, just a few months before the start of the Tigers’ first football season in 50 years. Over the past 10 years he has also worked in the broadcast booth with radio work for the Tiger football, basketball and softball teams at ETBU. Away from his duties at ETBU, David enjoys spending time with his family and coaching youth baseball. He also enjoys reading and writing in his spare time. David and his wife, Jeannie, live in Hallsville, Texas with their children: son Coby, and daughters Melody, Abby and Lily.

SPORTS INFORMATION STAFF

Working press are invited to cover any game at Cornish Field but working space at the scorer’s table is extremely limited, so reservations will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. All working media who have reserved a space 48 hours before a game will be given priority at press row.

BROADCASTS All game broadcast requests must be made at least one week prior to the game in question. We cannot guarantee space or telephone line availability unless prior arrangements and request is made at least seven days before the game.

WIRELESS INTERNET COVERAGE ETBU’s on-campus wireless internet, TigerNet, is available free of charge to media in attendance at Cornish Field.

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News, upcoming events and in-game updates are available on ETBU Athletics’ accounts on Facebook and Twitter. Follow ETBU Athletics on Facebook for up-to-date headlines, news about upcoming events and in-game score updates, and follow ETBU_Tigers on Twitter for in-game updates and athletics news as well.

CONTACT INFORMATION To request game credentials, as for general questions regarding ETBU Athletics news, contact: David Weaver, Sports Information Director ........903-923-2129 E-mail: dweaver@etbu.edu 903-407-8320 (cell phone) 903-934-8115 (fax) ETBU Public Relations Office .................................... 903-923-2130

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A World of Opportunity in a Community of Faith Academic instruction at East Texas Baptist University began in 1917 with the inaugural session of a two-year institution known as College of Marshall. The campaign to launch the college had begun in 1911 and was led by William Thomas Tardy, pastor of Marshall’s First Baptist Church. Tardy negotiated the purchase of 100 acres of the original K. M. Van Zandt family plantation for $25,000. Keeping 50 of the 100 acres on Van Zandt Hill in northwest Marshall, the college subdivided and sold the remaining property. Marshall’s citizens subscribed another $70,000, and the Baptist General Convention of Texas assumed control of the college, appropriating $40,000 for buildings and furnishings. The trustees applied for and received a charter from the State of Texas in 1912, and Thurman C. Gardner, an early day Baptist Training Union leader, became the first president in 1913. For the first building, Marshall Hall, contractors broke ground on July 5, 1915. Of neoclassical architecture and completed in 1916, Marshall Hall crowned the highest point in Harrison County. The robust building was a self-contained educational facility with a ground floor gymnasium, main floor administrative offices, laboratories, and library, third floor classrooms, and a chapel/theatre on the top floor. The first freshman class registered in 1917 under President Henry Eugene Watters (1916-1918). The college boasted a teaching faculty of nine members. By the academic year 1918-19, some 300 students were enrolled in either a junior college or an academy curriculum. With World War I raging, a student cavalry unit drilled regularly on the college grounds. New dormitories soon encircled the classic campus quadrangle. In 1924, Dr. Franklin S. Groner, the Secretary of the Baptist General Convention of Texas, conveyed the Baptists’ commitment to assume the college debt if the Marshall Chamber of Commerce would supply $12,500 annually for five years, enabling it to remain open. Leading the college during the trying days of The Great Depression, Dr. Franklin Groner (1928-42) assumed the presidency and instituted a permanent endowment program. In 1935, an additional 43 acres were purchased, including the land and buildings of the St. Joseph’s Boys Industrial Orphanage, some of which was converted to men’s housing. In 1938, Baptist layman and builder Fred Hale broke ground for Laura Groner Hall, a modern residence hall for women. A reduced replica of Mt. Vernon, the stunning structure stood complete in 1940, its austere construction having cost only $10,500.

World War II robbed the campus of its men and resources. By 1943, only 137 students remained. In 1944, the trustees, making perhaps the most important decision in the institution’s history, asked the Baptist General Convention of Texas to elevate the college to fouryear status and to change the name to East Texas Baptist College. A former pastor of First Baptist Church, Midland, Texas, Dr. Harvey Daniel Bruce (1942-1960), the college’s ninth president, oversaw a vigorous postwar enrollment and building boom. Veterans arrived on campus, many bringing their families, and enrollment briefly surpassed 800. Prefabricated war surplus family housing was erected on the campus perimeter. The college added Scarborough Chapel in 1948, which was built in the neo-Gothic style. Also added were Feagin Hall, a new men’s residence facility; a cafeteria and student center; and additions to the women’s residence hall, which was renamed for Merle Bruce, wife of the college president. Two ornate, neo-classical buildings were added in the 1950s, Sanderson Hall (now Craig Hall) to house the laboratory sciences departments, and Harvey Daniel Bruce Hall as the new library/administrative complex. Keys Gymnasium was built in 1960. In 1961 a new women’s residence hall, named after Evelyn Linebery, with its long portico and roomy plantation-style architecture, was completed. Dr. Bruce labored to establish a liberal arts tradition, along with strong degree programs in Bible and religion. His administration’s crowning achievement came in 1957 when the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools granted accreditation to East Texas Baptist College. Under Dr. Howard C. Bennett as president (1960-76), the academic program established enduring credibility. Dr. Bennett, the former pastor of First Baptist Church, Kilgore, oversaw construction of the new Howard C. Bennett Student Center in 1973. Dr. Jerry Dawson (1976-85), who had been Graduate Dean at Southwest Texas State University, became the first professional educator to lead the college. By 1982, the postwar “baby boom” peaked and enrollment stood at 920 students. A spacious new president’s home replaced the stately residence that Drs. Bruce and Bennett had occupied. After the opening of the Mamye Jarrett Library in 1979, H. D. Bruce Hall became available for the Religion and Teacher Education departments. Married students occupied several new brick housing units. Charles Fry Hall for Men was opened. As age claimed some of the original college buildings, the older men’s dormitory, buildings of the old orphanage, and various frame and prefabricated structures were dismantled during the 1970s and

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In 1984 the University Charter revision changed the institutional name to East Texas Baptist University. However, by 1985, enrollment gains had eroded. During the interim presidency of Dr. Harvey Lewis (1985-86), the University met various deferred maintenance and operating needs. The former president of two other Baptist institutions from 1961 to 1986, Dr. Robert Craig (1986-1992) launched a building program of unprecedented proportions, including the Fred Hale Business Building in 1988-89. Other subsequent construction projects were the Jenna Guest Music Building, the Louise Rogers Spiritual Life Center, now known as the Ornelas Spiritual Life Center; major additions to the Bennett Student Center, construction of the Clifford Nelson Murphy Science Hall, and the Mabee Housing Complex. The untimely death of Dr. Craig in March 1992, only two months prior to his announced retirement, was followed by the leadership of Dr. Bob E. Riley (1992-Present), who had been President of the Howard County Junior College District in Big Spring, Texas. Under Dr. Riley, the University experienced record student enrollments. The campus continued to develop under President Riley’s leadership with the 1995 completion of the Dean Healthplex and Ornelas Gymnasium. Fall 1996 found the opening of The Joseph and Louise Ornelas Residential Complex and the renovation of Marshall Hall, which was completed in 1997. Meadows Hall, which houses the Murphy Instructional Technology Center and the Department of Mathematics was renovated and occupied beginning with the fall semester of 1999. The University Apartments opened in fall 2002, and the renovation of Scarborough Chapel into Scarborough Hall was complete in January 2004. Dr. Riley completed his 17th year at ETBU in 2008-09 after having announced his retirement in May of 2008. Dr. Dub Oliver was named President-elect of ETBU in the fall of 2008 and assumed the office officially on June 1, 2009. The early days of Dr. Oliver’s leadership have led to the construction of the new Ornelas Student Center, which officially opened for the spring semester in 2011, on the site of what was Merle Bruce Hall. The former Bennett Student Center is under renovation to become the new Bennett Student Commons, with the new facility set to open in time for the fall 2011 semester.

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ETBU FAST FACTS Name............................................... East Texas Baptist University Location ............................................................... Marshall, Texas Founded ................................................................................. 1912 President................................................Dr. Samuel “Dub” Oliver Mailing Address ................. One Tiger Drive, Marshall, TX 75670 Main Switchboard ...................................................903-935-7963 Admissions Office .................................................1-800-804-ETBU Website................................................................. www.etbu.edu Athletics Affiliation ............................................. NCAA Division III Mascot ..................................................................................Tigers School Colors ...................................................... Navy and Gold Enrollment (Fall 2011) ........................................................... 1,214 Student/Faculty Ratio ............................................................ 15:1 Average Class Size .................................................................... 20

PROGRAMS OF STUDY

Don’t just choose a COLLEGE... East Texas Baptist University is a four-year university with a goal of providing academic excellence while integrating faith with learning. We feel that learning takes place in and out of the classroom, so the entire college experience is designed to help mold you into the person God wants you to be. There are many choices when deciding on a college. Consider these qualities as you choose.

Choose OPPORTUNITY East Texas Baptist University offers a challenging curriculum with over 40 programs from which to choose. Several of our courses are offered through travel study programs which give you a chance to see the world while completing your education. Leadership opportunities are unlimited. From clubs and organizations, to ministry teams and even a Leadership minor, students have the ability to gain important leadership skills that are so vital to success in life.

Choose COMMUNITY You will find an incredible campus community at ETBU. About 90 percent of our students live on campus and participate in numerous clubs and organizations. There is a vibrant campus life filled with student activities and intramural sports. If you are not playing a sport, then you can join the crowds to cheer on one of our athletic teams, like our lady Tiger softball team -- the 2010 NCAA Division III national champions.

Choose VALUE ETBU offers a competitive scholarship program with awards for academic merit, Christian leadership, and financial need. Federal and state aid is also available. Over 95 percent of our students receive aid, which includes over $6.5 million in ETBU scholarships awarded this year. This makes the out-of-pocket expense very affordable. Our scholarship program, coupled with a 16:1 student/faculty ratio, small class sizes and personal attention, make ETBU a remarkable value.

Choose COMMITMENT

History

Biology

Human Relations (Psychology)

-- Forensic Science Concentration

Business Administration

-- Accounting -- Management Information Systems -- Management -- Marketing

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International Studies Kinesiology Mass Communication Mathematics

Chemistry

Music

Chemistry

Music/Piano Performance

-- Forensic Science Concentration

Criminal Justice Education - Elementary

-- Language Arts & Reading (English) -- Language Arts & Reading (Reading) -- Mathematics -- Science -- Social Studies -- Church Ministries

Education - Secondary -- English -- History -- Life Science -- Mathematics -- Physical Science -- Social Studies -- Spanish -- Speech

Education - All Level

-- Kinesiology/Physical Education -- Music -- Theatre Arts

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Come see for yourself! ETBU offers several preview events where you can get an overview of our campus -- our schedule a personal visit for you or your family. We would love to show you why East Texas Baptist University is a great choice.

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-- Literature Specialization

-- Writing Specialization

Music/Sacred-Music Ministry Music/Vocal Performance Nursing Political Science Psychology Religion

-- Biblical Studies -- Pastoral -- Christian Education -- Youth Education/Ministry -- Missions

Sociology Spanish Speech Communication Theatre Arts

-- with Performance Concentration -- with Design/Tech Concentration

University Studies Applied Science

(for students 25 and over) -- Criminal Justice (online options) -- University Studies

*Pre-professional programs are also available. Students interested in studying one of these programs will indicate a major in its related field.

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O RNELAS S TUDENT C ENTER East Texas Baptist University officially dedicated the 31,852square foot facility, the Louise H. and Joseph Z. Ornelas Student Center, on Jan. 21, 2011. The dedication ceremony capped a construction project that took only about 13 months to complete, beginning with the demolition of Merle Bruce Hall and culminating with what is now the centerpiece of ETBU’s campus. The $8 million facility, which was begun with a lead gift from Louise and Joseph Ornelas, also included donations from J. Lloyd and Mildred Woods, Sodexo, Lee and Susan Bush, Welby C. and Davida Edwards, Hal and Joyce Cornish, Jim Teague, Mary Fitts, Jerry and Ginger Hamilton, Joe and Marilyn Hogue, Rita Storie Turner, Bill and Anita Runnels, Dub and Susie Oliver, Chuck and Cassy Kennedy, Sally Murray, Carolyn Sewell, Linda and Don Ringler, Sherilyn Emberton, Dane and Jo Fowlkes, Ned and Sarah Calvert, Vince and Susan Blankenship, and Paul and Sharon Tapp. As visitors walk into Ornelas Student Center through the front entrance, they cross a ribbon of bricks inlayed into the sidewalk. The bricks are from Merle Bruce Hall, which was razed to make way for the new student center. The bricks are a remembrance to a building taht was completed in 1929 and served as dormitory home to many who lived in the residence hall as students. The first floor is home to Jazzman’s, a gourmet coffee and bakery, as well as a sandwich shop, Sub Connection. Entering the building through the main entrance, the George Fitts Entry, one sees the information desk along with an open room with tables, seating, a stage, coffee and sub shop, the Hamilton Game Room and the Hogue Meeting Room. The Student Activities Area has informal seating for 130 plus a stage area. The Hogue Meeting Room can accomodate 48 in theater style and 32 for a workshop. A graphic pictorial mural, chronicling the history of the College of Marshall, East Texas Baptist College and East Texas Baptist University, wraps around the high ceiling of the Student Activities area. When entering on the south side of the building, through the Norma Raye Teague Entry, visitors see the University Post Office. Also close by are offices for Student Affairs in which the Runnels Conference Room is located inside the suite. The Student Government Association office, donated by the Olivers, is on the first floor as well.

The second floor houses great rooms, conference rooms, a governance room and a chapel. The Lampasto Chapel has stained glass highlighting various scripture verses. The chapel was made possible by a donation from the Bush family. The Woods Great Room can seat 120 for a dinner or 200 in theater style arrangement. The Cornish Great Room can seat 80 for a dinner or 120 in theater style. The Edwards Governance Room holds 50 in conference style. The Calvert Meeting Room seats 36 in theater style while the Blankenship Meeting Room can accomodate 12 in either workshop or conference style. The Discipleship Meeting Room, provided by the Tapps, has a conference table seating 12. Current students, faculty, staff and alumni agree -- the Ornelas Student Center is a place the ETBU family can be proud of. The building was constructed by JE Dunn Construction. Rees Associates, Inc., was the architectural, planning and design firm.

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PAVING THE WAY TO HISTORY Engraved bricks, which will be placed in the walkway of the entry to the new Ornelas Student Center, may be purchased for $100 apiece. The bricks contain three lines of personalization to memorialize or honor someone special in your life. All profits from the sales benefit ETBU students. Order forms are available by contacting the Office of the President at 903-923-2222. Bricks can also be purchased online at www.etbu.edu/OSCWalkway.

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B ENNETT S TUDENT C OMMONS The Howard C. Bennett Student Center underwent a transformation into Bennett Student Commons over the summer. The two-story building located on the northwest corner of the Quad has been renovated to provide an expanded and improved food service area. The estimated $4.15 million dollar project also enhances the retail space for the University Bookstore. The interior of the first floor of Bennett, as well as the second floor, was totally and completely demolished. The beauty and the efficiency of the new design greatly enhances ETBU’s service to students, staff, and faculty. During the middle of the spring semester work began as the bookstore, located on the first floor, moved its operations temporarily to the Heritage Room in the Mamye Jarrett Library. This allowed for the demolition of the first floor to begin. The bookstore, managed by Follett, will return to the first floor of Bennett Student Commons, but on the east side. The east side grand entrance will provide a higher profile to the community. When students returned after spring

break, they witnessed a flurry of activity as outside dirt work and movement of utility services had started. “Completely renovating 31,000 square feet of space in about 90 days is an extremely challenging task. Accomplishing this project is a testament to the commitment of ETBU to an excellent learning and living environment,” said Dr. Dub Oliver, ETBU President. The first floor of the Bennett Student Commons will also become the new location for Phillips Dining Hall, as it will move from the second floor to the first and be renamed the Phillips Great Room. The expanded and enhanced Phillips Great Room will be an excellent location for banquets and other functions on campus. Students, staff, and faculty will enter the building from an expanded patio area on the southeast corner. Once inside, they will be greeted by a very large, well-proportioned foyer with casual seating, a fireplace, and plenty of space for students

to congregate. The redesigned main dining area will increase the seating capacity from 285 to almost 500. The new serving stations and food outlets, like the Mex to the Max Cantina and Breakfast All Day, will offer new cuisine and a new standard of service. Goodwin-Lasiter of Lufkin, Texas was the architectural firm for the project. A total of nine construction firms bid on the project with Wieland-Davco of Shreveport, La., chosen as the general contractor. The project had its genesis over a year ago as a committee consisting of representatives from Sodexo, Follett, ETBU faculty, staff, and students, began exploring the feasibility of renovating the building,

which was completed in the fall of 1973 and renovated in the spring of 1991. “The chance to open our new Ornelas Student Center in January, followed by the beautiful, state-of-the-art Bennett Student Commons in August, is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that demonstrates the commitment that our donors, Board of Trustees, and University administrators have in making East Texas Baptist a truly exceptional campus; one that focuses on the health, happiness, and success of every one of our students,” concluded Dr. Dennis Robertson, Vice President for Student Affairs.

UNIVERSITY DIRECTORY Academic Affairs .......................... 903-923-2040 Administration and Finance ........ 903-923-2120 Admissions ...................................... 903-923-2000 Advising .......................................... 903-923-2076 Alumni............................................. 903-923-2072 Athletic Training ............................. 903-923-2196 Athletics .......................................... 903-923-2228 Audio and Visual ........................... 903-923-2029 Baptist Student Ministry ................. 903-923-2341 Behavioral Science ....................... 903-923-2093 Biology ............................................ 903-923-2245 Bookstore ....................................... 903-923-2297 Business Department .................... 903-923-2148 Business Office ............................... 903-923-2055 Cafeteria ........................................ 903-923-2304 Campus Emergency ..................... 903-923-2323 Campus Services........................... 903-923-2134 Chemistry ....................................... 903-923-2245 Communication ............................ 903-923-2288 Compass (campus newspaper) .... 903-923-5074 Counseling Center ........................ 903-923-2360 Criminal Justice ............................. 903-923-2093 Education....................................... 903-923-2277

Emergency .....................................................911 Non-Emergency ............................ 903-923-2098 Enrollment Management ............. 903-923-2000 Feagin Hall ..................................... 903-927-4461 Financial Aid .................................. 903-923-2138 Financial Services .......................... 903-923-2050 Football .......................................... 903-923-2188 Fry Hall ............................................ 903-927-4463 Great Commission Center ........... 903-923-2175 Healthplex ...................................... 903-923-2232 Institutional Technology................ 903-923-2021 International Education................ 903-923-2021 Kinesiology ............................903-923-2206/2228 Languages and Literature ........... 903-923-2285 Library ............................................. 903-923-2256 Library Info Desk ............................ 903-923-2262 Linebery Hall .................................. 903-927-4465 Mabee Hall .................................... 903-927-4491 Math Lab ........................................ 903-923-4453 Mathematics ................................. 903-923-2310 Music............................................... 903-923-2158 Nursing ............................................ 903-923-2210 O.I.R.E. ............................................ 903-923-2018

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Ornelas Hall .................................... 903-927-8402 Physical Facilities ........................... 903-923-2098 Post Office ...................................... 903-923-2302 President......................................... 903-923-2222 Public Relations ............................. 903-923-2130 Registrar.......................................... 903-923-2064 Religion ........................................... 903-923-2180 School of Business ......................... 903-923-2148 School of Christian Studies ........... 903-923-2180 School of Education ..................... 903-923-2277 School of Fine Arts ......................... 903-923-2158 School of Humanities .................... 903-923-2083 School of Nursing .......................... 903-923-2210 School of Natural/Social Sciences ..... 903-923-2093 Spiritual Development .................. 903-923-2173 Student Affairs ............................... 903-923-2320 Student Foundation ...................... 903-923-2072 Student Government .................... 903-923-2328 Theatre Arts .................................... 903-923-2294 University Advancement .............. 903-923-2068 University Apartments ................... 903-923-2353 Van Zandt Apartments ................. 903-923-4490

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DR. DUB OLIVER

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PRESIDENT Phone: 903-923-2222 E-Mail: doliver@etbu.edu

Dr. Samuel W. “Dub” Oliver completed his second full academic year as the 12th President of East Texas Baptist University in 2010-2011. Dr. Oliver officially became President on June 1, 2009, succeeding Dr. Bob E. Riley who retired after 17 years of service to ETBU. Dr. Oliver was elected President by the ETBU Board of Trustees on Oct. 15, 2008. Dr. Oliver had served as Vice President for Student Life at Baylor University in Waco from 2005-08. He had been employed in various positions at Baylor for 16 years upon his election as President of ETBU. A native of San Antonio, Oliver is a graduate of Baylor University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education. He holds a Master of Science degree in Educational Psychology from Texas A&M University. Oliver earned his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Educational Administration from Texas A&M as well. He is also a licensed and ordained Baptist minister having served from October 2003 to May 2009 as the pastor of Canaan Baptist Church of Crawford, Texas. Dr. Oliver came to Baylor in April 1992 from Texas A&M University to serve as Director of Student Activities. In June 1999, he took on additional responsibilities as the Associate Dean for Campus Life. Then, in June 2001, Dr. Oliver was promoted to be the Dean for Student Development, a post he held until June 2005 when he was named Assistant Vice President for Student Life. For a year he served as Interim Vice President for Student Life before being named the Vice President for Student Life. Dr. Oliver has also served Baylor as a Visiting Professor in the Hankamer School of Business, an Adjunct Professor in the School of Education, and Interim University Chaplain. He served in the United States Air Force stationed at Carswell Air Force Base in the late 1980’s. Before entering graduate school, he was a third-grade teacher in the Fort Worth Independent School District. Dr. Oliver’s wife, Susie, was an adjunct faculty member and full-time cheerleader coach at Baylor. Their daughter, Callie, graduated from high school in May 2010 and is currently a student at Baylor.

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT It’s a great pleasure to welcome you to East Texas Baptist University! This is an excellent University for students who are interested in the best in learning, living and faith. One of the advantages of the American system of higher education is the great diversity of institutions, and ETBU is one of only a few remaining distinctly Christian universities. At ETBU, we believe that all truth is God’s truth so we study and learn from a Christian worldview. Most colleges and universities in our nation today separate faith and learning. We integrate them. And, while we accept students of all faiths and no faith, we are unapologetically committed to fulfilling God’s call for us as an institution under the banner of the Lord Jesus Christ. If you or someone you know would flourish in a university setting characterized by close community, meaningful interaction, excellent teaching, robust student life, and a desire not just to earn a degree but to also fulfill God’s purpose for his or her life, explore our website (www.etbu.edu) and then come to campus and experience for yourself why we are so excited about East Texas Baptist University. Go Tigers!

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East Texas Baptist University is an institution affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas since 1912. Our purpose is the development of intellectual inquiry, social consciousness, wellness, skills for a contemporary society, global awareness, and Christian character, for we believe that these endeavors prepare students to accept the obligations and opportunities to serve humanity and the Kingdom of God. Our primary focus is on quality academic programs in the humanities, natural and social sciences, fine arts, and selected professional areas. We are committed to Christian stewardship and to providing and maintaining an environment conducive to learning, leadership development, and academic excellence. We affirm that the liberal arts form the surest foundation for education and that the Christian faith provides the surest foundation for life. We strive to serve students of varied ages and of diverse socioeconomic, geographic, cultural, ethnic, and religious backgrounds. We seek students who demonstrate a potential for success in our supportive and challenging environment. We employ Christian faculty who are dedicated to teaching, scholarship, advising, and service as they model the principles of the Christian faith. As a Baptist university we are committed to the integration of learning and Christian faith in the pursuit of truth.

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HEAD COACH Phone: 903-923-2268 E-Mail: jalonzo@etbu.edu

Jose Alonzo completed his 15th season as head coach of ETBU’s men’s soccer program in 2010. Alonzo joined the ETBU staff in 1994 to start the university’s men’s soccer program from scratch. Alonzo’s first team provided a glimpse of things to come in the program. The 1995 Tigers finished 19-3-0 and won the Big State Conference. In the two years after that, with ETBU moving to the NCAA Division II level and joining the Heart of Texas Conference, Alonzo’s teams won HOT North Zone championships in 1996 and 1997 with a combined mark of 31-9 those two seasons. ETBU’s move to the NCAA Division III ranks in 1998 forced the Tigers’ playoff goals to change somewhat, as ETBU competed in the National Christian College Athletic Association while becoming a provisional D-III member. The Tiger soccer program responded with its best three-year run in the history

of the program -- a combined 60-12-2 mark over the three years that included back-toback NCCAA national championships in 1998-99. The 1998 team still ranks as the best ever in the history of the program, with a 23-1-1 record that included the first of those two NCCAA titles. In 2000, ETBU was still ineligible for the ASC championship but finished 18-5-1 and made a third straight appearance in the NCCAA national tournament. But a rash of injuries at the end of the year cut short the Tigers chances of a third straight national title. ETBU’s first season as a full-fledged NCAA member in 2001 saw the Tigers finish short of 15 wins in a season for the first time in program history. The Tigers came back in 2002 with an 8-8-1 mark before falling to back-to-back five-win seasons in 2003-04. Overall, through the end of the 2011 season, Alonzo has one of the most impressive resumes ever by an ETBU coach in any program on campus -- a 181-129-11 overall record (.564), three conference championships and two national championships.

He also has an NCCAA National Coach of the Year honor, following his team’s 1998 national championship. Alonzo received a BBA in Marketing and a B.S. and M.S. in Agriculture from Stephen F. Austin State University. He added a teacher’s certificate in Spanish and ESL from the University of Texas-Tyler in 1991. In the spring of 2000, he was awarded his Masters in Spanish from Texas A&M UniversityCommerce. While attending SFA, Alonzo played soccer for four years while coaching the women’s team for a short time. He was an assistant coach at Marshall High School for three years, where he also taught ESL and Spanish. He was also a member of the Honduran National Basketball Team, an experience which allowed him to have two big thrills in his career: playing against the Harlem Globetrotters and meeting NBA Hall of Fame center Bill Russell. Besides coaching the Tigers, Alonzo also teaches Spanish at ETBU. Jose and his wife, Tami, have three children: Micah, Anna and Gabriel.

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JUSTINBAILEY

JORGECARREON

JOSECAZARES

DEFENDER/FORWARD SOPHOMORE 6’3” Marshall, TX

MIDFIELDER SENIOR 5’7” Dallas, TX

MIDFIELDER FRESHMAN Dallas, TX

MIDFIELDER FRESHMAN Fort Worth, TX

CHADCOX

JOSEESPARZA

PETEFITZSIMMONS

CHRISTIANGARCIA

DEFENDER SENIOR 6’2” Palestine, TX

MIDFIELDER FRESHMAN Houston, TX

MIDFIELDER/FORWARD JUNIOR 6’2” Toms River, NJ

FORWARD FRESHMAN Dallas, TX

HUGOGONZALEZ

NATEHAMBLIN

EFRAININFANTE

JEFFLANDRUM

DEFENDER SENIOR 6’0” Chicago, IL

KEEPER JUNIOR 6’3” Haughton, LA

MIDFIELDER FRESHMAN Austin, TX

DEFENDER SOPHOMORE Jacksonville, TX

5’6”

2011

BLUE

5’9”

5’8”

BOOK

5’10”

5’7”

5’7”

ETBU

MEN’S

SOCCER

NICHOLASLARZABAL

JUSTINLYONS

JIMMYMONTUFAR

DAVIDOREGON

MIDFIELDER FRESHMAN 5’9” Bogota, Columbia

DEFENDER FRESHMAN Lumberton, TX

GOALKEEPER FRESHMAN 5’9” Spring, TX

MIDFIELDER FRESHMAN Waller, TX

ERIKPACHECO

JUANRAMIREZ

JOSERODRIGUEZ

BRYANROMERO

DEFENDER FRESHMAN Dallas, TX

MIDFIELDER SOPHOMORE Spring, TX

MIDFIELDER FRESHMAN Dallas, TX

FORWARD FRESHMAN Royse City, TX

JOHNSALAZAR

JIMMYSALINAS

J.D.SPENCER

CAREYTHIBODEAUX

DEFENDER JUNIOR 5’11” Livingston, TX

MIDFIELDER FRESHMAN Gregory, TX

DEFENDER SENIOR 5’5” Bedford, TX

FORWARD JUNIOR 5’8” Sulphur, LA

5’9”

5’8”

5’5”

5’9”

2011

BLUE

5’11”

BOOK

5’5”

5’9”

ETBU

MEN’S

SOCCER

PASQUALVALDEZ

MICHAELWAGNER

AUSTINWALKER

DEFENDER FRESHMAN Willis, TX

MIDFIELDER JUNIOR 5’9” Robinson, TX

GOALKEEPER JUNIOR 5’9” Forney, TX

6’0”

2011

BLUE

BOOK

ETBU

East Texas Baptist University offers student-athletes, students and sports fans a wide variety of intercollegiate athletics programs from which to choose. The ETBU Athletic Department seeks to provide quality Christian education and competition for all its student-athletes. ETBU is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), competing at the Division III level. Division III institutions do not offer athletic scholarships in any sports program. Student-athletes may receive financial aid through academic scholarships, grants, loans, etc., however. ETBU has been a member of Division III since 1998, joining the ranks from status as an NAIA and NCAA Division II program. ETBU joined the American Southwest Conference (ASC) in 1998. The ASC is divided into East and West Divisions, with a current total membership of 15 colleges and universities spanning Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. A 16th institution, Centenary College of Louisiana, has been accepted as a new member and will begin play in the conference in the fall of 2011. ETBU competes in the ASC East Division, which includes LeTourneau University (Longview, Texas), Louisiana College (Pineville, La.), Mississippi College (Clinton, Miss.), University of the Ozarks (Clarksville, Ark.), University of Texas-Dallas (Richardson, Texas) and the University of Texas-Tyler (Tyler, Texas). Centenary will join the ASC East upon joining the league. The West Division consists of Concordia University (Austin, Texas), Hardin-Simmons University (Abilene, Texas), Howard Payne University (Brownwood, Texas), McMurry University (Abilene, Texas), Schreiner University (Kerrville, Texas), Sul Ross State University (Alpine, Texas), Texas Lutheran University (Seguin, Texas), and the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (Belton, Texas). ETBU currently competes in 10 NCAA sports -- football, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s soccer, baseball, men’s and women’s cross country, softball and volleyball. The university will add men’s and women’s tennis in the fall of 2011.

MEN’S

SOCCER

ETBU CHAMPIONSHIPS/POSTSEASON APPEARANCES since 1998 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS (3)

• Softball (2010, NCAA) • Men’s Soccer (1999, NCCAA; 1998, NCCAA)

AMERICAN SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS (10) • Football (2003) • Volleyball (2001, 2002, 2003) • Softball (2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2011)

AMERICAN SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE EAST DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIPS (19) • Volleyball (2001, 2002, 2006, 2007) • Men’s Soccer (1999, 2000) • Men’s Basketball (2003) • Women’s Basketball (2000, 2002, 2007) • Softball (1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2009, 2011) • Baseball (2000)

AMERICAN SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE PLAYOFF APPEARANCES (44)

• 2010-2011: Volleyball, Men’s Basketball, Softball • 2009-2010: Women’s Soccer, Volleyball, Women’s Basketball, Men’s Basketball, Softball • 2008-2009: Volleyball, Softball • 2007-2008: Volleyball, Men’s Basketball, Softball • 2006-2007: Volleyball, Women’s Soccer, Women’s Basketball, Softball • 2005-2006: Volleyball, Women’s Soccer, Women’s Basketball, Men’s Basketball, Softball • 2004-2005: Volleyball, Women’s Soccer, Men’s Basketball, Women’s Basketball, Softball, Baseball • 2003-2004: Football, Volleyball, Softball • 2002-2003: Volleyball, Men’s Basketball, Softball • 2001-2002: Volleyball, Women’s Soccer, Women’s Basketball, Softball, Baseball • 2000-2001: Women’s Basketball, Softball

The ETBU Softball team became the first Tiger program and first ASC softball program to win the NCAA national championship in 2010, closing the year with eight straight wins including a 5-4 win over Linfield College in the national championship game on May 24, 2010, in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

2011

BLUE

BOOK

ETBU

MEN’S

KENT REEVES

ATHLETIC DIRECTOR Phone: 903-923-2226 E-Mail: klreeves@etbu.edu

Entering his 14th year as Director of Athletics at East Texas Baptist University, Kent Reeves has presided over the Tigers’ transformation into a solid member of the NCAA Division III ranks. Reeves, who remains the winningest coach in two athletics programs at ETBU, originally stepped down as women’s basketball coach in 1997 to assume fulltime duties as athletic director. He also was named the university’s first softball coach that year and laid the foundation for a program that has become one of the best in the nation annually. Under Reeves’ guidance as AD the department has grown from just five sports in 1997 to 10 in 2010, with men’s and women’s tennis set to be added in the fall of 2011. ETBU athletics programs have consistently competed for championships in the American Southwest Conference, with nine conference titles and 17 ASC division titles since joining the Division III ranks in 1998-99. ETBU teams have combined to make 41 conference tournament appearances since 1998, and the Tiger softball program claimed the university’s first NCAA national championship last spring. Facility upgrades have also been a staple of Reeves’ time as athletic director. Since 1997, ETBU has added new playing facilities for softball, football and soccer. Various upgrades and improvements have been added to each athletics program on campus over the last 10 years. Reeves arrived at ETBU as women’s basketball coach in 1987. When he decided to step down as basketball coach following the 1996-97 season, Reeves had directed the lady Tigers to an average of 20 wins per season in his 10 years as coach. He finished with 206 wins and his teams made nine NAIA postseason appearances. As softball coach from 1998-2000, Reeves built the program from scratch and culminated with the program’s first ASC championship in 2000. He assumed AD-only duties after that season but returned to the dugout in a pinch for the 2004 season. That year, the Tigers posted a program-record 41 wins. He then took another year off before returning for the 2006-07 seasons, finishing with a program-record 183 wins over six seasons. Reeves is active in the Marshall community, serving in the Marshall Lions Club as well as being a deacon at Central Baptist Church. He and his wife Mary Beth have two daughters: Kendra, who is married to Austin Skipworth, and Taylor, a student at Baylor University.

SOCCER

ATHLETICS STAFF DIRECTORY Akins, Marleah

Women’s Basketball Assistant

903-923-2239

makins@etbu.edu

Alonzo, Jose

Men’s Soccer Head Coach

903-923-2268

jalonzo@etbu.edu

Blackmon, Sam

Baseball Head Coach

903-923-2230

sblackmon@etbu.edu

Brandon, Sam

Football Assistant

903-923-2195

sbrandon@etbu.edu

Burk, Dan

Football Assistant

903-923-2203

dburk@etbu.edu

Collins, David

Athletic Trainer

903-923-2196

dcollins@etbu.edu

Fortune, Thad

Football Assistant

903-923-2200

tfortune@etbu.edu

Galloway, Bill

Softball Assistant

903-923-2240

wgalloway@etbu.edu

Grant, Paul

Women’s Soccer Head Coach

903-923-2235

pgrant@etbu.edu

Hall, Sharon

Football Secretary

903-923-2188

shall@etbu.edu

Holliday, Marcus

Athletic Trainer

903-923-2237

mholliday@etbu.edu

Jackson, Karen

Athletics Secretary

903-923-2228

kjackson@etbu.edu

Loyd, Ken

Women’s Basketball Assistant

903-923-2239

kloyd@etbu.edu

Loyd, Lane

Women’s Basketball Head Coach

903-923-2239

lloyd@etbu.edu

Martino, Bo

Baseball Assistant

903-923-2230

bmartino@etbu.edu

Mashe, Kris

Volleyball Assistant

903-923-2241

kmashe@etbu.edu

Mashe, Lyndsay

Volleyball Head Coach

903-923-2241

lmashe@etbu.edu

Papas, Mike

Football Assistant

903-923-2194

mpapas@etbu.edu

Pippin, Randy

Football Assistant

903-923-2199

rpippin@etbu.edu

Prather, Michael

Men’s Basketball Assistant

903-923-2231

mprather@etbu.edu

Prather, Natalie

Head Coach, Cross Country

903-923-2242

nbachprather@etbu.edu

Pringle, Randy

Healthplex/Facilities Manager

903-923-2233

rpringle@etbu.edu

Reeves, Kent

Athletic Director

903-923-2226

klreeves@etbu.edu

Sanders, Buzz

Women’s Soccer Assistant

903-923-2235

bsanders@etbu.edu

Sartain, Mark

Football Head Coach

903-923-2187

msartain@etbu.edu

Shirley, Guy

Softball Assistant

903-923-2240

etbusoftball@etbu.edu

Shirley, Janae

Softball Head Coach

903-923-2240

jshirley@etbu.edu

Soles, Joanna

Athletic Trainer

903-923-2234

esoles@etbu.edu

Vann, Joe

Tennis Head Coach

903-923-2236

jvann@etbu.edu

Weaver, David

Sports Information Director

903-923-2129

dweaver@etbu.edu

West, Bert

Men’s Basketball Head Coach

903-923-2231

bwest@etbu.edu

ETBU ATHLETICS PHILOSOPHY STATEMENT The East Texas Baptist University Intercollegiate Athletics Program functions as an integral part of the total education experience. The Intercollegiate Athletics Program emphasizes academics as the highest priority in the life of student-athletes. Recognizing that students have needs and interests which go beyond the scope of academic life, the University is committed to providing an Intercollegiate Athletics Program consistent with those needs and interests. Recognizing the positive impact of athletics participation on student development, as articulated in the University’s Mission Statement, the Athletics Program seeks to develop wellness, leadership and Christian character. Intercollegiate Athletics strives to establish and maintain an environment that values cultural diversity and gender equity among the student-athlete and athletics staff. Through competition, the Intercollegaite Athletics Program provides the means for those involved to come to develop as individuals as well as a vital part of a team. This allows the student-athlete to grow physically, emotionally, socially, spiritually and intellectually. During the process, the University is vigilant in monitoring the overall health and well-being of its student-athletes. East Texas Baptist University adheres to the principles of fair play and amateur athletic competition as defined by NCAA Division III legislation. The University also holds its coaches, administrators and student-athletes to the highest standards of sportsmanship and ethical conduct.

2011

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WOMEN’S

SOCCER

ORNELAS STADIUM

| FOOTBALL

C ORNISH F IELD

ETBU’s soccer field, which opened in 2002, was christened Cornish Field in 2007 following a gift for facility upgrade from Harold and Joyce Cornish of Marshall. The lighted field, which began construction in 2000 and was open and ready for play to start the 2002 season, sits on the extreme northern edge of the ETBU campus adjacent to Ornelas Stadium, the Tigers’ football facility. The improvement to the facility included installation of permanent bleachers, concrete walkways, a retaining wall that will allow fans to bring their own lawn chairs and enjoy the games, and a wrought iron decorative fence on the south side of the field as well as updated fencing around the entire field. The entrance is bricked with a decorative archway bearing the name of the donor. Opened in 2002, the facility is accessible by a road -- Baker Boulevard, courtesy of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Baker -- that runs down the west side of Ornelas Stadium on the north end of campus. The soccer field runs east to west with bleachers to the south side of the field. The north side is used for team benches and scorers table. Lights were added to the facility in the fall of 2005. The lights were purchased with a gift in honor of former Lady Tiger Brooke Adair, a 2000-03 four-year letterwinner at ETBU.

ETBU ATHLETICS HALL OF FAME Class of 2011 Christi Coker, Steven Jiles Class of 2008 Bryce Morrow, Sam Park, Steve A. “Sparky” Sparks Class of 2007 Tony Cutright, Jana Allen Sims, Kathy Norris Edwards, Brent “Bink” Grimes Class of 2005 Bill Bockmon, Keith Grant, Cindi McEver Crabtree Class of 2004 Rodney Elder, Scott Surratt, Jon Forsythe Class of 2003 Carl Bunch, Mack Vernon Runnels Class of 2002 Marlon Farr, Donald Taylor, Fred Smith Class of 2001 Jesse Drake, Walter “Wally” Johnson, Joe Hogue

Class of 2000 Clarence T. Hamel, Ron Wimpy, Stan Gideon Class of 1998 Milam Donald “Don” Hightower, Danny Turner, Michelle Van Dyke, Jim Webb Class of 1997 Robert C. “Bob” Bunton, Ray Rutledge, Doyle Watson Class of 1996 Col. Richard Gene Grammar, Charlie W. “Chiley” Johnston, Earnest Watkins Class of 1995 Tim Brown, Phyllis Boykins Jeffery, James Westfall Class of 1994 John L. Bryant, Clifford Gilliard, Mike Morrison

| VOLLEYBALL/BASKETBALL

Class of 1992 Annon M. Card, Col. James Headrich, Robert Ingle, James Rogers, Raymond Wray Class of 1991 John Callahan, Marvin Graham, Craig Kirchoff, Jerry Morgan Class of 1990 M. L. Dubach, William “Bo” Dunn, John A. Hatch, Jim Kneipp

TAYLOR FIELD

| SOFTBALL

WOODS FIELD

| BASEBALL

Class of 1989 Charles “Chuck” Fry, Nathan Hollis, Joe Moore, John O. Stephens Class of 1988 Dr. Harles Cone, Dr. Jerry Ellis, Joe John Jones, Coach R. C. Kennedy

Class of 1993 Tommy Blake, Richard Jones, Larry Osteen, C. F. Kuykendall

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2011 ETBU Men's Soccer Blue Book