Madi Lang- Head Coach
D1 Scholarship and Graduate of University of Cincinnati
Madi began coaching during college, helping coach FAU and University of Cincinnati summer skills and team camps, as well as coaching Northern Kentucky Volleyball Club summer clinics and skills trainings during their club season. Madi also has experience coaching boys, helping manage her high school boys team and University of Cincinnati’s men’s volleyball club team, as well as coaching boys summer camps throughout college. University of Cincinnati’s off-season training included beach training and tournaments, where she learned valuable beach skills from assistant coach Phil White (Long Beach State national champion libero). As a former setter, Madi focuses on teaching volleyball IQ and strategy that can take players to an elite level. As a former Division 1 player, Madi brings valuable knowledge to mentor young athletes to prepare for an elite level of play, including at a collegiate level. Madi still enjoys playing elite indoor leagues and beach in her spare time.
Madi began playing volleyball at age 13 in Chicago, IL at Club Fusion and has been surrounded by volleyball since childhood. Her father played basketball at Penn State where he would form a close relationship with Coach Russ Rose, who Madi was mentored by at camps throughout her club and high school career. Her father’s goddaughter, Hillary Sexton, was a top outside hitter for Penn State and encouraged Madi to try volleyball at an early age. Madi became a setter immediately starting her volleyball career, and has run a 5-1 or 6-2 hitting opposite throughout her entire career. Madi’s club career on Fusion’s 1s teams included competing in the top Open Divisions at both JVAs and AAUs all five years. Madi was a four year varsity letter winner in high school in Chicago with several all-conference accolades. Madi’s sister, Peyton Lang, is the second assistant at Division 1 program Southern Mississippi University and was an award-winning outside hitter at The University of North Alabama.
Madi received a full scholarship to play Division 1 at Florida Atlantic University, where she ran a 5-1 as a freshman and finished with 613 assists, starting all but 3 games of the season due to an injury. Following her freshman season at FAU, Madi transferred for a full Division 1 scholarship to The University of Cincinnati in the Big East Conference, also running a 5-1. Her sophomore year Madi lead the Bearcats to a Big East Conference Tournament semi-final finish, losing to top-seeded Louisville in the finals. Madi finished her career with 16 double-double matches, was named to the AAC honor-roll, pre-season all-tournament teams, and had over 2,000 assists and 200 kills. Madi also made all-academic team, honor roll and Dean’s List all four years of collegiate play. University of Cincinnati’s coach Molly Alvey served as the head coach of the US Women’s Collegiate National Team Europe Tour in 2017 and assistant coach Phil White was a National Champion libero for Long Beach State and was a coach on the 2016 US Collegiate National Team China Tour.