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Trine welcomes new
assistant athletic director
ANGOLA, Ind. – A former women’s basketball coach and educator with more than 20 years of leadership experience at the high school and NCAA Division I levels has been named Trine University’s associate athletic director.
Andrew Rang has a reputation for building and retaining highly motived teams. His results-oriented approach and problem-solving skills have been instrumental in building championship programs, while also establishing significant growth in both athletic and educational settings.
“I’m excited to be a part of the Trine University team. I’m impressed with the growth of the athletic program here, as we well as the accomplishments of the student-athletes,” Rang said. “This school’s dedication to academics and athletics has made it one of the best schools in the MIAA.”
Rang earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education from Huntington University and a Master of Science in Education from Walden University in Baltimore, Md.
He worked for DeKalb Eastern Community School District in Butler, Ind., serving as the assistant athletic director, teaching physical education and coaching junior high football and golf and varsity boy’s basketball.
Most recently he worked for the Fort Wayne Community School District at South Side High School and North Side High School. He coached varsity boy’s and girl’s golf and varsity girl’s basketball. In addition, he taught physical education and was the associate head varsity boy’s basketball coach. In the 2009-2010 season he helped lead South Side’s boy’s basketball team to earning the second-highest improved winning percentage in the state. His girl’s basketball team set an all-time win record under his reign, and in 2008, for the first time in school history, the girl’s team made it to regionals. The girl’s team also went on to earn multiple conference titles.
Outside of regular school hours, he led summer basketball camps for Division I and NAIA schools, organized summer basketball camps for high school teams and area youth, and created junior basketball programs that served hundreds of elementary-aged children annually.
He began working at the collegiate level in 2002 as Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne’s director of basketball operations.
“Andy has mentored and molded many talented players who went on to play basketball at the collegiate level,” said Trine’s athletic director Matt Land, who worked alongside Rang at South Side High School. “I’ve seen him in action, and I know he can help lead the Thunder to new heights this season and beyond.”
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