Michael Lang, a former University of Miami standout, recently completed his second season as an assistant coach with the top 20 Tulane men's tennis program.
"Michael has been a winner at every level he has been at," Klein said. "And he has brought that winning attitude and a tremendous work-ethic to our program. He is one of the best assistants in the country."
Lang, who was nominated for ITA Assistant Coach of the Year honors in the Southeast Region, came to Tulane after playing professionally throughout the world and working in the tennis retail business.
"I absolutely love it here, working with the guys has been extremely rewarding," Lang said. "After being a player, it has been a great experience to be on the other side. It's great to see these guys that came in as freshmen growing up and coming together. As a player, I had many great experiences, but as a coach here at Tulane, I have had some of the best tennis moments of my life - like winning the Conference Championships and winning the Blue-Gray Classic this year."
The Florida native had a decorated collegiate career which was capped by earning Big East Player of the Year honors in 2001 for the Hurricanes. He was also Miami's MVP in his junior and senior years. He began his career at the University of Georgia, helping the Bulldogs to the 1999 NCAA Team Championship. As a top-ranked junior player, Lang competed in the Nokia Sugar Bowl Tournament in New Orleans.
In addition to coaching, Lang is pursuing his MBA at Tulane.