Adam Lang Hired as LC Head Women’s Cross Country Coach
For immediate release – 9/14/2011 - #032
Adam Lang Hired as LC Head Women's Cross Country Coach
Wisconsin Native to Also Serve as Assistant Track Coach
LYNCHBURG, VA – The Lynchburg College athletic department recently announced the hiring of Adam Lang to head the College's women's cross country program, and also assist the indoor and outdoor men's and women's track & field teams.
A four-time All-American at the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point, Lang also was a 13-time All-Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference award winner. On the national level, he earned All-American status by taking fourth in the outdoor 800 meters in 2009 and third in 2010, and by being a part of the indoor distance medley relay championship team and the 4x400 meter relay team that took third in 2010.
Lang served as an assistant coach at Rosholt High School this spring, where the men's team captured the state championship. He graduated from UWSP in May with a bachelor of science degree in American studies and minors in psychology and coaching.
"I have been looking to coach cross country and track after I finished school this spring," said Lang. "Running is my passion and I am fortunate to be able to do a job that I love every day at Lynchburg College. The rewards of helping and seeing people succeed are priceless."
Lang inherits a highly successful women's program that won the Old Dominion Athletic Conference title in 2009 and missed repeating last fall by just one point. He replaces Jesse Baumann, who accepted the head cross country and track and field position at Moravian College (PA).
"We are very happy to add a coach with Adam's background," said Dr. Jack Toms, LC Director of Athletics. "We have had a lot of success bringing in young coaches from Wisconsin Stevens Point, and all have gone on to head coaching positions in the field. Adam will be a good mentor for the women's cross country program and the track & field teams."