Central Carolina Community College has tabbed a Sanford resident as its new volleyball coach.
SANFORD — Central Carolina Community College has hired Dal Langston, of Sanford, as its new volleyball coach, according to a recent release by school officials.
Langston said he is excited about the opportunity because he loves coaching and teaching.
“My philosophy is fun, fast and fearless,” he said.
“We need to have fun ... it is just a game after all. We need to be fast because it’s more fun, and, as you play at a higher level the speed of the game gets faster. And fearless, because you have to play without being scared to make a mistake. I believe to be great you have to do more than that is required.”
Langston has been serving as Fayetteville Technical Community College (FTCC) assistant coach since the school’s inaugural volleyball season in 2018. In addition, he is currently serving as a coach with the Sandhills Volleyball Club.
Prior to his coaching stint at FTCC, he served three years as volleyball coach at Chatham Central High School. His Chatham Central teams won two conference championships and one conference runner-up – and he received two conference coach of the year awards.
Langston previously coached club team volleyball, including time with Brick City Volleyball and L2 Volleyball. His teams won various tournaments – and was a national qualifier in 2014 and qualified twice for the Girls Junior Nationals.
A graduate of East Carolina University, Langston holds the USA Volleyball Coaches Accreditation Program II certification.
He succeeds Bill Carter, who retired from coaching after 13 years of leading the CCCC volleyball program.