SEWARD, Neb. – Previously assistant baseball coach at NCAA Division II Flagler College (Fla.), Caleb Lang has been chosen to serve as the lead assistant on Head Coach Ryan Dupic’s Concordia University Baseball staff, as announced on Thursday (June 18). Lang’s official title will be Assistant Baseball Coach. He takes over the role vacated by Bryce Berg, who now works within the Minnesota Twins organization as a hitting coach.
Lang served as Hitting Coach at Flagler, located in St. Augustine, Fla., where he oversaw the progress of 24 Saints hitters. Lang will work with a Bulldog offense that averaged more than 8.0 runs per game during the shortened 2020 season. Lang is eager to join a program that won GPAC regular-season titles in 2017 and 2019.
Wrote Lang in a statement, “I am humbled and blessed for the opportunity to work alongside Coach Dupic and the rest of Concordia University. The baseball program has produced championship caliber teams and people since Coach Dupic has set foot on campus. I understand Concordia to be a great university academically that strives to promote the development of young individuals. I am excited to get to work and push the offensive side of Concordia Baseball in a positive direction. Coach Berg has set a great foundation in regards to hitting and we will continuously improve upon that.”
Said Coach Dupic, “I’m excited to add Caleb to our program. His character, ability to connect with others and strong skill set and passion to help players improve stood out in the search process. He believes in the values of our institution and program. I’m looking forward to the impact he can make in helping our student-athletes grow as people and players, and in helping our program take the next steps to improve.”
A native of Batavia, New York, Lang fulfilled a two-year graduate assistantship at Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, Mass., where he was also the Hitting Coach. His additional coaching experiences have included roles as Assistant Coach for the Traverse City Pit Spitters of Traverse City, Mich., (Northwoods League) in 2019 and as Head Coach of the Niagara Power Baseball team (NYBCL) in Niagara Falls, N.Y., in 2017-18. He led the Niagara Power to a playoff appearance.
Lang played his college baseball at NCAA Division III Cairn University in Langhorne, Penn. He earned numerous honors while being named a two-time NCAA D-III All-American, the New York Collegiate Baseball League Player of the Year and a three-time first team National Christian College Athletic Association All-American. He was also recognized with the Hank Burbridge Unlimited Potential Award.
The former Highlanders star earned his undergraduate degrees in Business Administration and Biblical Studies. He received his master’s in Management from Eastern Nazarene.
In spreading his love for the game of baseball, Lang has spent time as a Miracle League volunteer, which entailed playing baseball with adults and children with physical and mental disabilities. Lang also lived in the Dominican Republic for eight weeks, during which he taught baseball and provided meals to those in need.