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Athletics Coaching Staff
David Lang
Director of Strength & Conditioning
Coach Info:
Position: Director of Strength & Conditioning
Hometown: Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin
Alma Mater: Wisconsin-Whitewater, 1994

Education:
M.S. - Austin Peay State University, 1995
B.S. - University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, 1994

Certifications:

  • National Strength and Conditioning Association - C.S.C.S.
  • Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association - M.S.C.C.
  • USA Weightlifting - Level 1 Club Coach
  • TPI Certified (Titleist Performance Institute)

Professional Information and Awards:

  • 1998 Strength and Conditioning Professional of the Year (Patriot League)
  • 1995 Strength and Conditioning Professional of the Year (Ohio Valley Conference)
  • Nominated for National Strength and Conditioning Professional of the Year (1995, 1998)

Coaching Experience:
2008-Present: Washington State University, Director of Strength & Conditioning

  • Current Sports: Women's Basketball, Men's Golf, Women's Golf
  • Oversees Cougar Mania Strength and Conditioning Complex
  • Has been head strength and conditioning coach for men's and women's basketball, men's and women's golf, cheer squad and Crimson Girls dance team
  • Worked with Klay Thompson, Aron Baynes and Kyle Weaver

2001-08: Washington State University, Associate Director of Physical Development

  • Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for men's and women's basketball, and First Assistant for football
  • Worked with numerous All-Americans and future NFL players, including first-round pick Marcus Trufant and Outland Trophy winner Rien Long.

1998-2000: Washington State University, Assistant Strength Coach

  • Worked with all varsity sports

1996-98: Colgate University, Director of Strength and Conditioning

  • Worked with 22 varsity sports
  • Second strength and conditioning coach in school history
  • Trained Adonal Foyle, the eighth overall pick of the 1997 NBA Draft

1995-96: University of Illinois, Graduate Assistant Strength Coach

  • Worked with men's and women's gymnastics and swimming
  • Assisted with football and men's basketball
  • Trained Kevin Hardy and Simeon Rice - the second and third picks in the 1996 NFL Draft

1994-95: Austin Peay State University, Head Strength Coach

  • Worked with all 16 varsity sports

Professional Presentations and Additional Accomplishments:

  • 2015 NSCA North and South Dakota State Clinic Presenter (Sioux Falls, S.D.)
  • 2011 NSCA Washington State Clinic Presenter (Seattle)
  • 2010 Completed renovation project of the Cougar Mania Varsity Weight Room
  • 2010 Strength and Conditioning minor revival through the COE
  • 2009 Free week-long Children's Movement Clinic (Pullman Parks and Recreation)
  • 2001-Present: Adjunct Professor
  • 1999 Speaker, Pullman Summit Therapy
  • 1999 NSCA National Clinic Presenter (Nashville, Tenn.)
  • 1999 NATA State Convention (Spokane, Wash.)
  • 1998 Speaker, Cornell University Hockey Clinic (Ithaca, N.Y.)

Competitive Experience:

  • University of Wisconsin-Whitewater: Football, 1991-93; Track & Field, 1993
  • 1993 UW-Whitewater Football Team Captain
  • 1993 WIAC Second-Team All-Conference - Football
  • 1992 WIAC First-Team All-Conference - Football
  • 1992 WIAC All-America Honorable Mention - Football

Hometown: Fort Atkinson, Wisc.
Wife: Brigitta
Children: Joseph, Bennett, Cameron, Alyssa and Timmon