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 FLORIDA GATEWAY COLLEGE  VOLLEYBALL HOME SCHEDULE ONLY

(AS OF APRIL 12, 2019)

DATE / TIME LOCATION OPPONENT NOTES
THUR AUG 22

6:00PM

HOME: 

HOWARD CENTER

VS COLLEGE OF CENTRAL FLORIDA  
WED AUG 28

7:00PM

HOME:

HOWARD CENTER

VS SANTA FE COLLEGE  
TUES  SEPT 10

6:00PM

HOME:

HOWARD CENTER

VS FLORIDA STATE COLLEGE JACKSONVILLE  
TUES SEPT 17

6:00PM

HOME: 

HOWARD CENTER

VS  TRINITY COLLEGE  
FRI SEPT 27

3:00PM

HOME:

HOWARD CENTER

VS PASCO HERNANDO Tri match
FRI SEPT 27

5:00PM

HOWARD CENTER PASCO HERNANDO VS

USC-SALKEHATCHIE

Tri match
FRI SEPT 27

7:00PM

HOME:

HOWARD CENTER

VS

USC-SALKEHATCHIE

Tri match
SAT SEPT 28

12:00PM

HOME:

HOWARD CENTER

VS SOUTH FLORIDA STATE COLL. Tri match
SAT SEPT 28

2:00PM

HOWARD CENTER SOUTH FLORIDA VS USC-SALKEHATCHIE Tri match
SAT SEPT 28

4:00PM

HOME:

HOWARD CENTER

VS

USC-SALKEHATCHIE

Tri match
SAT OCT 5

1:00PM

HOME: 

HOWARD CENTER

VS GULF COAST STATE  
WED OCT 16

6:00PM

HOME: 

HOWARD CENTER

VS ST. JOHNS RIVER STATE  
FRI OCT 18

6:00PM

HOME: 

HOWARD CENTER

VS LAKE SUMTER  
TUES OCT 22

6:00PM

HOME:

HOWARD CENTER

VS JOHNSON UNIVERSITY  
WED OCT 23

6:00PM

HOME: 

HOWARD CENTER

VS ANDREW COLLEGE  
THUR  OCT 24

7:00PM

HOME:

HOWARD CENTER

VS TRINITY BAPTIST COLLEGE  
TUES  OCT 29

6:00PM

HOME:

HOWARD CENTER

VS SCF MANATEE  

 


FLORIDA GATEWAY COLLEGE 2019 ROSTER

Jersey # Height First Name Last Name Hometown High School Name Academic Major
3 5’6 Mareena Johnson Cross City, FL Dixie County High school  Psychology
6 5’5 Abigail Rich Daytona Beach, FL Mainland High School Business Administration
8 6’0 Courtney Williamson Orange Park , FL Oakleaf High School Nursing
9 6’0 Madison Brugh Orange Park, FL Middleburg High School Criminal Justice
10 5”8 Christianna Norfleet Trenton, FL Trenton High School Business Administration
13 5’10 Kaitlyn Cline Keystone Heights, FL Keystone Heights High School Nursing
14 5’11 Jaylin Roberts Live Oak, FL Suwannee High School Business Administration
15 5’11 Kaeley Kellar Orange Park , FL Ridgeview High School Business Administration
20 5’10 Karen Hill Pensacola,FL JM Tate high school Education
21 5’4 Kaci Law Mayo, FL Lafayette High School Nursing
22 5’6 Dixie Raulerson Macclenny, FL Baker County High School Physical Therapist Assistant
26 5’10 Claire Roberson Pensacola, FL JM Tate high school Speech Pathology
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