CLUB CACTUS JUNIORS VOLLEYBALL CLUB

TUCSON, ARIZONA  85737

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CLUB CACTUS JUNIORS VOLLEYBALL COACHING STAFF

THE LANG FILE

YEARS WITH CCJ: 26th year

  • 2020: 18-Mizuno Coach

  • 2019: 16-Mizuno Assistant Coach

  • 2018: 18-Silver Assistant Coach

  • 2017: 17-Mizuno Assistant Coach

  • 2016: 18-Mizuno Head Coach

  • 2015: 17-Mizuno Head Coach

  • 2014: 16-Mizuno Head Coach

  • 2013: 16-Mizuno/12-Red Head Coach

  • 2012: 16-Mizuno/12-Navy Head Coach

  • 2011: Dianmo 18-Region Head Coach

  • 2010: Dinamo Regional Director

  • 2009: Dinamo Regional Director

  • 2008: Lead Coach/Technical Advisor

  • 2007: 141 Head Coach

  • 2006: 141 Head Coach

  • 2005: 141 Head Coach

  • 2004: 181 Co-Coach

  • 2003: 182 Head Coach

  • 2002: 165 Head Coach

  • 2001: 181 Co-Coach

  • 2000:  Boys 181/161 Head Coach

  • 1999: Boys 181/161 Head Coach

  • 1998: Boys 181/171 Head Coach

  • 1997: Boys 181/182 Head Coach

  • 1996: Boys 181/183 Head Coach

  • 1995: Boys 181/168 Head Coach

  • 1994: Boys 181 Head Coach

OTHER COACHING:

  • Ironwood Ridge High School Head Coach

  • Canyon del Oro High School Assistant Coach

  • Rincon High School Assistant Coach

AFFILIATIONS /COMMITTEES

  • USAV CAP Level II Coach

  • NFHS Level I Coach

  • American Volleyball Coaches Association

  • Arizona Region Seeding Committee

  • AVCA All-American Committee

  • Past: AIA Volleyball Advisory Committee

  • Past: Arizona Region Executive Board

PLAYING EXPERIENCE:

  • USAV Nationals: Team Keystone

  • University of Arizona Men's Club Team

  • Pima College Men's Club Team

  • Canyon del Oro High School

BILL LANG

Executive Director; Head Coach 18-Mizuno

Tournament Director: Cactus Classic Invitational

Bill Lang is one of Southern Arizona's longest-tenured club volleyball coaches, having coached with Club Cactus Juniors for over 25 years.  Having grown up in Tucson most of his life, Lang's volleyball career began when he helped start the first officially sanctioned high school boys volleyball team as a junior at Canyon del Oro High School in 1988.  He has been a player and coach since then.

He was originally hired to helped start the first boys club team in Southern Arizona. and was later hired to coach his first girls volleyball team, CCJ 16-8, during the girls season. Since then, he has coached both boys and girls teams of all age groups from 12U to 18U at both the Regional and National level. Most recently, he has been slated as CCJ's 18-Mizuno coach.  In 2015, he coached the club's 17-Mizuno team (a group he coached from their freshman year) and qualified for the 2015 USA Volleyball National Championships in the 17-American Division.

Lang was named the club's Director shortly after the 2008 season, succeeding former CCJ Directors Jonathan Norris (2000-08) and Corey Morishita (1992-99).  In 2009, he helped create a merge between CCJ with VBC Dianmo creating a partnership of players and coaching staff on the Northwest.  Later the two clubs dissolved the relationship and CCJ reorganized in 2012.   

​​Lang also organizes the annual Cactus Classic Volleyball Invitational.  He was selected as the tournament director in 2005 to organize the competition matrix and was later promoted to oversee all aspects of the event.  At the time, the Cactus Classic was a two-day event and held at numerous high school sites across Tucson.  As Tournament Director, Lang identified the need for the event to be under one roof in order to grow and together with UA coach David Rubio, negotiated a relationship with Tucson Sports and the Tucson Convention Center in 2009 to make a three-day event under one-roof.  While the move to the TCC created a financial concern, the gamble paid off as the tournament has grown from 76 teams in 2010 to a record 160 teams in 2017.  The Cactus Classic is the premier volleyball event in Southern Arizona and gives the Tucson volleyball community a signature event and young players the opportunity to play in a national tournament against out-of-state teams without traveling.

He is most known in his role as the head coach at Ironwood Ridge.  As Tucson's longest-tenured high school coach, Lang has built the Nighthawks volleyball program into not only the top program in Southern Arizona, but one that consistently contends at the highest level in the State. Lang was also the school's first Men's Volleyball coach (2001-05, 2009-16) as well as the head coach for the new Beach Volleyball program.  He is the Tucson's winningest volleyball high school coach after passing Juanita Kingston (455 wins, 1988-2010) during his 17th season at the Ridge.  Lang's career record stands at 465-239 in 18 seasons.

While at Ironwood Ridge, Lang has mentored five Player of the Year players; along with 28 first team All-Region selections and seven All-State players.  He has been named Coach of the Year in 2003, 2004, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2015 as well as the Arizona Coach of the Year by the Arizona Coaches Association in 2004 (girls) and in 2004 and 2005 (boys).

Lang has worked to promote the game of volleyball in the community as well as being an advocate at the Region and High School State Level.  He serves on the Reigon's Seeding Committee for club volleyball and is a member of the AVCA All-American Selection Committee helping to nationally rank high school teams.  Lang was an Executive Board member of the Arizona Region to oversee the development of the Boys Region and Adults; and has served on the AIA Volleyball Coaches Advisory for 10 years. In 2005, he led the charge as the President of the Arizona Association for Volleyball Coaches and the AIA 5A Volleyball Representative to adopt the best 3-of-5 sets for all varsity matches as well as creating a consistent State tournament format. Changes that were praised by volleyball coaches and players statewide.

 

Born on January 26, 1970 in Batavia, New York, Lang is married to the former Charmaine Mayzak. Together, they have two daughters that both play in the club, Cosette Elizabeth and Isabella Antoinette (16U). Away from the gym, Coach Lang enjoys spending time traveling with his family and cycling with his wife.