Head Coach : Richie Tang

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Coach Tang's Bio

The Fall of 2019 will be the 17th year that head coach Richie Tang will lead a volleyball program, his third overall at Florida Gateway College.  In 2018, the FGC team recorded their first conference victory in the newly formed Sun-Lakes Conference, the first win in a conference since 1982.  Overall, the Timberwolves finished the season with a double digit win total.   The spring of 2019 would also see the program’s first four inaugural recruits graduate with their two year degrees.

The 2017 season marked the return of Florida Gateway College’s volleyball program since the Timberwolves last took the floor in 1982.   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 of USA Volleyball. Coach Tang also holds a CAP I Coaching certification from USA Volleyball.

FCSAA Results, Stats, Conference Standings and Team Information


2019 SCHEDULE

DATE            OPPONENT                SITE         TIME
8/22                College of Cent FL        Home         6:00PM
8/23 -24         College of Cent FL Tournament
8/28                Santa Fe                         Home        7:00PM
8/30-31          Pensacola State Coll. Tournament
9/4 (now 9/9)   College of Cent. FL      Away         6:00PM
9/5 (now 9/30)   St. Johns River             Away         6:00PM
9/10                 FSC Jacksonville         Home        6:00PM
9/13                 Lake Sumter SC           Away         6:00PM
9/14                 Santa Fe                         Away        10:00AM
9/14                 Indian River SC             VS            12:00PM
9/17                 Trinity College               Home       6:00PM
9/19                 Trinity Baptist Coll       Away         6:00PM
9/21                 Gulf Coast State Coll    Away         1:00PM
9/25                 Andrew College            Away         6:00PM
9/27                 Pasco-Hernando          Home        3:00PM
9/27                 USC-Salkehatchie        Home        7:00PM
9/28                 South Florida State     Home        12:00PM
9/28                 USC-Salkehatchie        Home       4:00PM
10/3                 Johnson University      Away        6:00PM
10/5                 Gulf Coast State            Home       1:00PM
10/8                 FSC Jacksonville          Away        6:00PM
10/11                Pasco Hernando          Away         5:00PM
10/11                Trinity College             VS              7:00PM
10/12               South Florida State     Away         1:00PM
10/16               St. Johns River            Home        6:00PM
10/18               Lake Sumter                Home         6:00PM
10/22               Trinity Baptist            Home         6:00PM
10/23              Andrew College           Home         6:00PM
10/24              Johnson University    Home         6:00PM
10/29             SCF Manatee                Home         6:00PM

 


2019 FLORIDA GATEWAY COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL ROSTER

 

3     Kaci Law   5’4    Mayo, FL : LaFayette : Nursing

6     Abigail Rich   5’5     Daytona Beach, FL : Mainland : Business

8     Courtney Williamson   6’0      Orange Park, FL : Oakleaf : Nursing

9     Madison Brugh   6’0      Orange Park, FL : Middleburg : Criminal Justice

10   Kaeley Kellar   5’11      Orange Park, FL : Ridgeview : Business

13   Jenna Holley   5’4      Bell, FL : Bell : AA

14   Jaylin Roberts   5’11  Live Oak, FL : Suwannee : Business

20  Karen Hill   5’10     Pensacola, FL : JM Tate : Education

22   Dixie Raulerson   5’6      Maccleny, FL : Baker CO. : Physical Therapy

26   Claire Roberson   5’10      Pensacola, FL  : JM Tate : Speech Pth.

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