Thunder Women's Basketball Coaching Staff
Steve Mix came to Trine after more than 25 years of coaching, scouting and broadcasting. Mix played 13 years in the NBA after an All-American career at the University of Toledo. He played three seasons for the Detroit Pistons, nine years with the Philadelphia 76ers and the Milwaukee Bucks and his final season with the Los Angeles Lakers. Mix represented the 76ers in the 1975 All-Star game and advanced to NBA finals four times.
As an assistant coach with the 76ers and the Senior National Men’s team from Canada, Mix worked with post players from both teams. He has helped more than 160 student-athletes achieve their goal of playing collegiate basketball.
Mix has cultivated relationships with high school and AAU coaches to maximize recruiting and ensure the Lady Thunder continue to improve. Last season, the team won its last three games and five of its last seven. The players worked hard while winning14 games and losing 12, and the accomplishments were plenty. The 14 wins represent the program’s first winning season in a decade, while Sydney Spragg and Megan Loveberry made the first and second teams, respectively, in the MIAA. By winning its last three games, the team made the MIAA league tournament for the first time since entering the league.
Andy Rang enters his first season as assistant coach with the Lady Thunder basketball program. He came to Trine University from IPFW where he served as Director of Operations for the women’s basketball program for two seasons. During his time at IPFW, he was able to help the program win 20 games and advance to post season play, both first for the program since going Division 1.
Prior to IPFW, Rang spent five successful seasons as the Head Women’s Coach at Fort Wayne South Side High School. During his five seasons with the Lady Archers, Rang led his team to four straight 20 win seasons, 3 sectional titles, 1 Regional Title and twice advancing to the Indiana 4A Elite Eight and once to the Final Four. His overall record at South Side was 98-24.
Rang also serves as the Assistant Athletic Director for Trine University. He resides in Fort Wayne with his wife, Chandra. They have four children, Christian, Chandler, Carter and Avery.