Head Coach : Richie Tang

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Coach Tang's Bio

2018 marks the 16th season that Head Coach Richie Tang will lead a volleyball program. The 2017 season marked the return of Florida Gateway College’s volleyball program since the Timberwolves last took the floor in 1982. Last year the Timberwolves finished with a 7 win season, while holding a winning home record inside the Howard Center at FGC. Coach Tang had two players selected to the Florida College System Activities Association (FCSAA) “All-Academic” team in Tristyn Southerland and Madison Morrison. Southerland also led the entire FCSAA region in overall digs per set in 2017.

Prior to Florida Gateway College, Coach Tang was head coach at Oglethorpe University, a NCAA Division III program in Atlanta, Georgia. During his four years there he directed a program that recorded the most wins since the 2009 season, it also marked one of the highest win totals for the program in 20 years. The 2016 season was a record setting year for the team as that they had one of the highest conference finishes in over two decades of volleyball in Atlanta. Academics are a priority for Tang as he was able to turn a team that was near the bottom in overall team GPA in his inaugural year and turn them into the top women’s academic team the very next season on the Oglethorpe campus. He also established a competitive tournament for the first time in several years on campus. Tang has coached and developed two Southern Athletic Association (SAA) players to earn Second Team All-Conference Honors and seven players were selected for All-Conference honors in the SAA.

Coach Tang was a club coach for Arizona Desert Sky Volleyball club while also holding the position as assistant college recruiter. Each senior year class at the club was offered a position with a college/university. He also spent time as a high school varsity coach in Phoenix, Arizona with stops at Thunderbird High School and Millennium High School. At Thunderbird, he helped the Chiefs compile their most wins in over 40 seasons of volleyball there. He was honored with district and regional coach of the year awards. Coaching the Millennium Tigers, he tallied three 20-win seasons there, while consistently being ranked in the top 5 in the state and had several players recruited to play at the collegiate level.

Tang has served as a NCAA Division Three National Tournament Site Representative and as Division Three Southern Region Coach of the Year selection committee member. He is also a certified volleyball official for the Florida Region and Southern Region of USA Volleyball. Coach Tang also holds a CAP I Coaching certification from USA Volleyball.

2017 FINAL RESULTS:

7-11 OVERALL:   4-3 AT HOME.  3-8 AWAY

FCSAA Detailed Stats and Team Information


FLORIDA GATEWAY COLLEGE  2018 ROSTER

 # FIRST LAST HEIGHT POSITION HOME HIGH SCHOOL ACADEMIC INTEREST
1 Autumn Smith 5’2 DS/S Mayo, FL Lafayette Psychology
2 Kaitlann Knudson 5’5 DS Middleburg, FL Oakleaf Nursing
3 Nataleigh Nieuwenhuis 5’8 S/RS Fleming Island, FL Fleming Island Nursing
4 Antonette Ochipa 5’3 DS Oak Hill, FL New Smyrna Beach Nursing
6 Abigail Rich 5’6 DS/S Daytona Beach, FL Mainland Business
7 Ameah Gerideau 6’0 MH/RS Orlando, FL Oviedo Nursing
9 Madison Brugh 6’0 MH/OH Jacksonville, FL Middleburg Criminal Justice
10 Rebekah Stone 5’6 S/DS High Springs, FL First Christian Academy Education
12 Madison Morrison 6’0 MH/RS Baker County, FL Baker County Architecture
13 Kaitlyn Cline 5’10 OH/DS Keystone Heights, FL Keystone Heights Nursing
14 Jaylin Roberts 5’11 OH/RS Live Oak, FL Suwannee Business
22 Alexis Weeks 5’8 DS/OH Bell, FL Bell High School Animal Science
24 Ashton Mathews 6’0 MH/RS Bell, FL Bell High School Nursing
26 Katelyn Blong 5’8 OH/DS Bell, FL Bell High School Education

 

FLORIDA GATEWAY COLLEGE  2018 VOLLEYBALL SCHEDULE

 

 

 

 DATE / TIME LOCATION OPPONENT NOTES RESULT
THUR
AUGUST 23
6:00PM
AWAY:

AT KISSIMMEE, FL

JOHNSON UNIVERSITY
FRI
AUG 24
4:00PM
AWAY:

JACKSONVILLE, FL

FSC JACKSONVILLE TRI-MATCH 
FRI
AUGUST 24
6:00PM
AWAY:

JACKSONVILLE, FL

INDIAN RIVER STATE COLLEGE TRI-MATCH 
THUR
AUG 30
6:00PM
HOME:

HOWARD CENTER

VS EDWARD WATERS COLLEGE
THUR
SEPT 6
6:00PM
HOME:

HOWARD CENTER

VS ANDREW COLLEGE
SAT
SEPT 8
10:00AM
AWAY:

AT GAINESVILLE, FL

@Santa Fe

VS COLLEGE OF CENTRAL FLORIDA

TRI-MATCH 
SAT
SEPT 8
2:00PM
AWAY:

AT GAINESVILLE, FL

@Santa Fe

VS EASTERN FLORIDA

TRI-MATCH 
WED
SEPT 12
2:00PM
AWAY:

AT BRADENTON, FL

AT SCF MANATEE TRI-MATCH 
WED
SEPT 12
4:00PM
AWAY:

AT BRADENTON, FL

@SCF Manatee

VS BROWARD COMM. COLLEGE

TRI-MATCH 
FRI
SEPT 14
6:00PM
HOME:

HOWARD CENTER

VS LAKE SUMTER COMM. COLLEGE*
SAT
SEPT 15
1:00PM
HOME:

HOWARD CENTER

VS ST JOHNS RIVER STATE COLLEGE*
TUES
SEPT 18
6:00PM
AWAY:

JACKSONVILLE, FL

TRINITY BAPTIST COLLEGE
WED
SEPT 19
6:00PM
HOME:

HOWARD CENTER

VS GULF COAST STATE COLLEGE*
WED
SEPT 26
6:00PM
AWAY:

JACKSONVILLE, FL

EDWARD WATERS COLLEGE
 DATE / TIME LOCATION OPPONENT NOTES RESULT
FRI

SEPT 28

4:00PM

AWAY:

AT TRINITY, FL

AT TRINITY COLLEGE
FRI

SEPT 28
7:00PM

AWAY:

AT NEW PORT RICHEY, FL

AT PASCO HERNANDO STATE COLLEGE*
SAT

SEPT 29
3:00PM 

AWAY:

AT AVON PARK, FL

AT SOUTH FLORIDA STATE COLLEGE*
WED

OCT 3
6:00PM

AWAY:

AT CUTHBERT, GA

AT ANDREW COLLEGE
SAT

OCT 6
10:00M

HOWARD CENTER

(HOST: TRI MATCH) 

TRINITY COLL. VS JOHNSON UNIV. TRI-MATCH 
SAT

OCT 6
12:00PM

HOME:

HOWARD CENTER

VS TRINITY COLLEGE TRI-MATCH 
SAT

OCT 6
2:00PM

HOME:

HOWARD CENTER

VS JOHNSON UNIVERSITY TRI-MATCH 
WED

OCT 10
6:0OPM

AWAY:

PANAMA CITY, FL

AT GULF COAST STATE COLLEGE*
FRI

OCT 12
6:00PM

HOME:

HOWARD CENTER

VS PASCO HERNANDO STATE COLLEGE*
SAT

OCT 13
1:00PM

HOME:

HOWARD CENTER

VS SOUTH FLORIDA STATE COLLEGE* **Volleyball Clinic after match**
FRI

OCT 19
6:00PM

AWAY: AT

LEESBURG, FL

VS LAKE SUMTER COMM. COLLEGE*
SAT

OCT 20
1:00PM

AWAY: AT

PALATKA, FL

VS ST JOHNS RIVER STATE COLLEGE*
TUE

OCT 23
7:00PM

HOME:

HOWARD CENTER

VS TRINITY BAPTIST COLLEGE
WED-SAT

OCT 24-27

TBD TBD REGION TOURNAMENT
FRI-SUN

NOV 1-3

TBD TBD DISTRICT TOURNAMENT
FRI-SUN

NOV 16-18

TBD TBD NATIONAL TOURNAMENT
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