Frese earns first ACC honor, Thomas wins back-to-back Player of the Year honors
No. 10 Maryland defeated BC 85-62
Tina Langley is in her sixth season at the University of Maryland and 16th in coaching overall. In the summer of 2011, she was promoted to associate head coach.
In her first five years in College Park, Langley has helped the Terrapins to a 133-39 (.773) record, two Elite Eights, a Sweet Sixteen, four NCAA Tournament appearances and two ACC championships.
In three of her first four years, she worked with the Terps' post game and helped them become the top rebounding team in not only the ACC, but in the nation. Their +13.7 on the boards in 2012-13 was No. 2 in the NCAA, second only to Liberty, for the second straight year.
In 16 years on the sidelines, Langley has coached 24 All-Conference players to nine postseason appearances and has helped develop 12 professional players, including five WNBA draft picks. Most recently, Tianna Hawkins was selected sixth overall by the Seattle Storm in April 2013. She's helped to bring in seven 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.
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 class for 2010. In the fall of 2011, she was also named to CollegeInsider.com's list of the top 20 assistant coaches in women's basketball in the fall of 2011.
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