Latest News from Sul Ross June 4, 2013

    The emergency preparedness program, originally scheduled Thursday, June 6 at Sul Ross State University, has been postponed to Thursday, June 13.
    The 7 p.m. meeting, open to the general public, will be held in the Lobo Village Community Room in the Residential Living Main Office. The program will be hosted by the Residential Living Department.
    Program topics include making an emergency preparedness plan, building an emergency kit, staying informed about impending danger and knowing your neighbor. Free door prizes will be awarded at the conclusion of the program.
    For more information, contact Mark Chaszar, (432) 837-8189 or

    Marilyn McReavy-Nolen, who was instrumental in Sul Ross State University’s early dominance in women’s collegiate volleyball, has returned as the Lady Lobos’ new head coach.
    Nolen, Killeen, assumed her duties as head volleyball coach and lecturer in Physical Education June 1. Her extensive resume includes more than 800 wins, starting at Sul Ross and continuing in major college programs, including New Mexico State University, Utah State, Kentucky, Florida, University of North Florida and concluding at St. Louis University, where she retired in 2003.
    “Marilyn’s experience and achievements speak for themselves,” said Sul Ross athletics director John Tyree. “She is an icon in the sport and her vast connections will be a key to recruiting and rebuilding the Lady Lobo volleyball program.”
    Prior to her retirement, she was the third winningest active volleyball coach in the U.S., including three national championships, two at Sul Ross and one at Utah State. She is a member of the Women’s Sports Foundation Hall of Fame, American Volleyball Coaches Association Hall of Fame and was one of the inaugural recipients of USA Volleyball’s All-Time Great Coaches award.  McReavy-Nolen was inducted into the Sul Ross Hall of Honor in 1987.
    As a player, McReavy-Nolen was a member of the U.S. Pan American, Olympic and World Games teams, and competed internationally from 1967-75. She helped establish volleyball as an intercollegiate sport at Sul Ross and during her coaching tenure, the Lady Lobos won two Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW) national championships.
    While teaching in the Houston School District, she established the first national training center for the U.S. Olympic volleyball team in Pasadena. She began coaching at Utah State in 1976, and during her six-year tenure, led her teams to a national championship, as well as second, third and eighth-place finishes. Future stops were at Kentucky (1982-84); Florida (1984-91); North Florida (1991-94); and St. Louis (1994-2003).
    McReavy-Nolen, a native of Big Lake, received an A.A. degree from Howard Junior College, Big Spring; B.S. from Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State), San Marcos; and a Master of Education degree from Sul Ross.

    Summer hours at Sul Ross State University’s Bryan Wildenthal Library will include Sunday closure.
    Summer hours will be in effect June 3-Aug. 17. Hours are: Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; Fridays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturdays, noon-9 p.m.; Sundays, closed.
    Library items may be returned at any time  in the “return drop” on the east side of the building, facing the Morgan University Center.
    For more information, contact the Library Circulation Desk during regular hours, (432) 837-8123.

    Demond Littles, Victorville, Cal.; and Neil Trammell, Alpine, have been named assistant football coaches at Sul Ross State University.
    Littles, former secondary coach at Victor Valley (Cal.) Community College, will serve in a similar capacity at Sul Ross, as well as a lecturer in Physical Education. Trammell, who received two degrees from Sul Ross and previously played and coached for the Lobos, will be the offensive line coach, head track and field coach and a lecturer in Physical Education. Their appointments were effective June 1.
    “Every football coach knows that the defensive secondary and offensive line positions are the most difficult positions to fill on a staff,” said head coach/athletics director John Tyree. “Both Demond and Neil bring good experience to their positions. They have proven to be very successful recruiters at the collegiate level and this, with their ability to coach well, make them really excellent hires.”
    Littles served in the U.S. Marine Corps for four years, then received Associate of Arts (Behavioral Science) and Associate of Science (Mathematics and Science) degrees in 1999 from Mount San Jacinto Community College, San Jacinto, Cal. He received a B.A. in Sociology from Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, Conn. In 2001. He received a Master of Arts degree in Special Education in 2010 and a M.A, in Physical Education in 2012, both from Azusa (Cal.) Pacific University.
    Littles played defensive back for two seasons at Mount San Jacinto and for two seasons at Sacred Heart. His teams compiled an overall 40-4 won-lost record, with the 2001 Sacred Heart squad winning the Northeast Conference championship and the Eastern College Athletic Conferences (ECAC) Bowl game.
    His California coaching stops include Mount San Jacinto (2002-04, 2008-09); San Bernardino Valley Community College (2004-08); Chaffey CC, Rancho Cucamonga (2009-10); College of the Desert CC, Palm Desert (2010-12); and Victor Valley, Victorville, since March 2012.
    Trammell, a native of Godley, transferred to Sul Ross from Trinity University, San Antonio, and was an offensive lineman for the Lobos from 2001-2003. He served as a student assistant, graduate assistant and volunteer assistant coach from 2004-2009, working with both the offensive and defensive lines and recruiting. He was also an assistant track coach (sprinters) in 2007-08.
    Trammell received a B.A. in General Studies in 2005 and a Master’s degree in Physical Education in 2010 from Sul Ross.

    Prominent Texas and Oklahoma coaches, including former National Football League players Johnny Walker and Koy Detmer, will headline the Sul Ross State University football clinic and golf tournament, scheduled Thursday-Saturday, June 27-29.
    Clinic activities will be held Thursday-Friday, June 27-28 in the Pete P. Gallego Center. A four-person best ball scramble golf tournament will be held Saturday, June 29 at Lajitas Golf Course and Spa. All proceeds from the golf tournament will go to the Sul Ross recruiting fund.
    Walker, a former University of Texas and Atlanta Falcons wide receiver, will deliver a motivational address at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 27. Detmer, who played quarterback for nine seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles,  is now the offensive coordinator at Somerset High School, serving under his father, Sonny. He will present a session on quarterback reads and keys at 4:30 p.m. Friday, June 28.
    Other presenters include: Russell Gaskamp, head coach, Oklahoma Panhandle University; Tim Holt, head coach, Mathis High School; Jeff Poth, offensive coordinator, Kiein Oak High School, Houston; Ray Gregory, Lubbock Coronado High School; James Clancy, Houston Strake Jesuit High School; Dan Dunagin, Sul Ross team chaplain; Demond Littles, Sul Ross secondary coach; Jarry Poth, Sul Ross defensive coordinator; and John Tyree, Sul Ross head coach/athletics director.
    Clinic registration is $50 per participant. Golf tournament registration is $125 per player or $400 per team. Payments may be made to: Sul Ross State University Football, Box C-17, Sul Ross State University, Alpine, Texas 79832.
    For more information, contact Jarry Poth, (830) 491-7065.