Tina Langley is in her seventh season at the University of Maryland and 17th in coaching overall. In the summer of 2011, she was promoted to associate head coach.
In the 2008-09 campaign, Langley made an instant impact her first season with the Terps. She served a crucial role in helping to lead the Terps to their first ACC Championship in 20 seasons and helped secure one of the nation’s top recruiting classes for 2010.
In her six full seasons in College Park, Langley has helped the Terrapins to a 161-46 (.778) record, the 2014 Final Four, three Elite Eights, five NCAA Tournament appearances and two ACC championships.
In 2014, Langley and the Terrapins' coaching staff helped lead the team on a remarkable run to the Final Four. The Terps suffered a disappointing loss to North Carolina in the ACC Quarterfinals. After the extra bye week before the NCAA Tournament, the coaching staff helped the Terrapins refocus and recommit. They went on to beat the Patriot League champion Army in the NCAA First Round, then a tough Texas squad with one of the nation's best front courts in the Second Round.
In the Sweet Sixteen, the Terrapins handled top-seeded Tennessee, 73-62, behind a career-high 33 points and 13 rebounds from Alyssa Thomas, then became the first team in 20 years to win an Elite Eight game on an opponent's home court. The Terrapins beat No. 4 Louisville, 76-73, in front of 14,002 at the KFC Yum! Center, which was the Cardinals' home court.
In five of her six years, Langley has worked with the Terps' post game and helped them become the top rebounding team in not only the ACC, but in the nation. Their +12.9 on the boards in 2011-12 was No. 2 in the NCAA, second only to Liberty.
In 16 years on the sidelines, Langley has coached 25 All-Conference players to 10 postseason appearances and has helped develop 13 professional players, including six WNBA draft picks. She's helped to bring in eight ranked recruiting classes between her stops and three have been top 10 classes. In 2012, Langley was named one of College Insider's Top 10 Women's Basketball assistant coaches.
As Coach Frese's top assistant, Langley's responsibilities include coordinating the Terps' recruiting efforts, assisting in player development, scouting, and on the court coaching.
"Tina jumped right in and made a huge impact for us. Her work-ethic is nothing short of stellar, she has an excellent demeanor with our student-athletes, and she has an exceptional ability to take on many roles and responsibilities," said head coach Brenda Frese, "She possesses all the characteristics we need in a coach to make a positive impact on our recruiting efforts, player development, and our program as a whole. I'm looking forward to working by her side again this season."
In addition to her passion, determination, and work ethic, Langley has significant coaching experience. Prior to arriving in College Park in 2008, she had coaching stints at Toledo, Clemson and Georgia. She has been instrumental in recruiting, game preparation and floor management in each of her stops.
Langley spent five seasons at the University of Toledo, beginning her coaching career with the Rockets as a graduate assistant coach in 1998-99, before moving up to recruiting coordinator and eventual associate head coach during the 2002-03 campaign. She helped the Rockets reach the postseason three times, including two NCAA Tournament appearances. During her tenure, Toledo also won three Mid-American Conference regular season titles (1999, 2001, 2003) and two conference tournament crowns (1999 and 2001).
At Toledo, Langley was responsible for all facets of the program, including recruiting, scouting of opponents and coordinating the team's academic efforts. She helped to sign two nationally ranked classes, the Rockets accumulated a 101-38 record (.679) during her time, and the team's grade point average was ranked in the top 10 in the nation three times. On the floor, she worked directly with players who went on to be selected the team's Most Improved Player in 2001, 2002 and 2003.
Langley then joined the women's basketball staff at Clemson in 2003, under legendary head coach Jim Davis. In her two years with the Tigers, the team advanced to the 2004 Women's National Invitational Tournament (WNIT) while also orchestrating a CU-record six-signee class, which was ranked in the top 30 nationally in just her first season.
After her stop at Clemson, Langley was hired at the University of Georgia as the recruiting coordinator. Langley left coaching for a couple years and earned her second master's in Community Counseling from the University of Alabama, specializing in college mental health. She was named the Most Outstanding Graduate Student in 2008.
Langley played basketball and volleyball for two seasons at Bevill State Junior College before transferring to the University of West Alabama, where she lettered twice in basketball as a guard/forward. She graduated from UWA with a degree in special education in 1996, and earned her first master's degree in Recreation and Leisure with an emphasis in recreation administration from the University of Toledo. Langley resides in Laurel, Md.
Langley's Coaching Credentials
• Associate Head Coach, Assistant Coach, Maryland (May 2008-Present)
• Assistant Coach, Georgia (2005)
• Assistant Coach, Clemson (2003-05)
• Associate Head Coach, Assistant Coach Toledo (1998-03)
• Head Coach, Assistant Coach, Walker High School (1996-98)
• Bachelor of Science in Special Education (West Alabama, 1996)
• Master's in Recreation and Leisure (Toledo, 2003)
• Master's in Community Counseling (Alabama, 2008)
• Played basketball and volleyball at Bevill State Junior College
• Transferred to West Alabama, where she earned two letters in basketball as a guard/forward