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Bill Lang sets new Southern Arizona Volleyball Coaching Records

Bill Lang goes over strategy with Kianna Swingle. (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

Longtime Ironwood Ridge volleyball coach Bill Lang quietly set the new combined career win total last Thursday night. The sweep over Sunnyside gave Lang 674 career wins with 456 coming from the girl’s side, which is also a Southern Arizona record. His career match total of 1,043 is also a record. Former Salpointe coach Amy Johnson has the boy’s win record with 347 and current Salpointe coach Heather Moore-Martin has four state titles.

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SOUTHERN ARIZONA RECORDS

Bill Lang, Ironwood Ridge (Active)
674-369 (1,043)
456: Girls (2 runner-up)
218: Boys

Sandy Novak, Sahuaro
673-203 (876)
402: Girls (2 runner-up)
269: Boys (1 championship & 1 runner-up)

Juanita Kingston, Rincon/UHS
671-301 (972)
455: Girls (1 championship & 1 runner-up)
216: Boys (1 runner-up)

Amy Johnson, Salpointe
670-187-36 (893)
323: Girls
347: Boys (2 runner-up)

Melva Lundy, Canyon del Oro
592-234 (826)
(1 championship with the boys & 3 runner-up with the boys)
(unknown breakdown)

Heather Moore-Martin, Green Fields, Catalina & Salpointe (Active)
490-162 (651)
276: Girls (2 championships & 1 runner-up)
214: Boys (2 championships)

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