Head Coach at Endicott (2015-present)
CCC Cross Country Sports Chair
Best CCC Finish - 2nd (2016, 2017)
Best NCAA New England Regionals Finish - 21st (2015)
Coached eight CCC All-Conference selections, including two Rookie of the Years (2015, 2016)
Coached 11 CCC All-Academic selections
Coached one USTFCCCA All-Academic Team (2016)
Head Women's Track and Field Coach at Endicott (2016-present)
First year of varsity competition starts in 2017
Assistant Coach at Endicott (2013-14)
Best CCC Finish - 6th (2013 & 2014)
Best ECAC Finish - 41st (2014)
Best NCAA New England Regionals Finish - 39th (2014)
Coached one CCC All-Conference selection, including the Rookie of the Year (2013)
Coached nine CCC All-Academic selections
Ran Cross Country and Track & Field at Coastal Carolina (2009-13)
Bachelor of Science, Economics
When looking for prospective student-athletes, Lange says, “I like to look for men and women that have really positive outlooks on their training and goals. We want people who are passionate about the sport and enjoy showing up every day.”
Lange also likes that positive perspective to be included in his own coaching style, “I try to stay positive and put everything into perspective for them since some have more experience than others in the sport. I prepare them for the unexpected because there’s always going to be things that come up, like challenges and injuries. So as long as they are mentally and physically prepared as well as they can be, I just hope they are ready for any situation.”
As a former student-athlete, Lange feels that helps him relate to his athletes, “Knowing what they are going through and relating to certain situations, I am able to help them realize that it’s okay if they are struggling. I remind them to take it day-by-day and to stay motivated.”
Now in his third season as the head coach of both men’s and women’s cross country programs, and the first season with the newly created women’s track team, Lange has worked with the student-athletes to create a great team culture. “The first few years here were definitely a foundation and trying to establish the team culture. Now that we are a couple years in, the juniors and seniors have experienced it. They feed off of each other, are proud of what they have accomplished, and try to translate that to the newcomers.”
The coaching staff encourages team members to get involved in other areas of the Endicott community such as student government, clubs, and committees as well.
Spencer Lange completed his sixth season overall and fourth season as the head coach of the Endicott men's and women's cross country programs in 2018-19. From 2013-14, Lange served as an assistant coach with both programs.
Last season, Lange guided Endicott to its best finish in Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) program history (tied) with a second-place showing at the conference meet behind two All-Conference performances. Lange's team went on to capitalize on that momentum at New England Regionals with a 27th place finish, marking the first time in program history the squad had finished inside the top-30 for three straight seasons.
In 2015, Lange took the program from 39th at the NCAA Division III Regional Championships in 2014 to 21st in 2015, marking an 18-spot improvement which ranked highest among all 50-plus competing teams from 2014 to 2015.
Throughout his career at Endicott with the men's program, Lange has coached three CCC Rookie of the Years, and eight All-CCC selections. Academically, Lange has also guided 20 student-athletes to CCC Academic All-Conference laurels and one squad to USTFCCCA All-Academic Team honors (2016).
Prior to Endicott, Lange was a four-year member of both the cross country and track & field teams at NCAA Division I Coastal Carolina. While with the Chanticleers, Lange received USTFCCCA All-Academic Team accolades, and helped the outdoor track & field to team to four-straight runner-up finishes at the Big South Conference championships.
Lange's personal bests include a 17:00.89 time in the 5k, 27:22.08 in the 8k, 35:24.59 in the 10k, and 10:00.13 in the 3,000-meter steeplechase.
Lange graduated from Coastal Carolina in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Economics.
(Updated as of 11/29/18)