Dal Langston Named CCCC Volleyball Coach

SANFORD — Dal Langston of Sanford is the new Central Carolina Community College volleyball coach. He succeeds Bill Carter, who retired from coaching after 13 years leading the CCCC volleyball program.

Langston has been an assistant coach at Fayetteville Technical Community College since the school’s inaugural volleyball season in 2018. In addition, he currently serves as a coach at the Sandhills Volleyball Club.

Prior to his coaching stint at FTCC, he was a volleyball coach at Chatham Central High School for three years. His Chatham Central teams won two conference championships and one conference runner-up – and he received two Conference Coach of the Year awards.

Previously, he coached club team volleyball, including time with Brick City Volleyball and L2 Volleyball. His teams won several tournaments, including a National Qualifier in 2014 and twice qualified for the Girls Junior Nationals.

Langston said he is excited about the opportunity because he loves coaching as well as teaching.

“My philosophy is fun, fast and fearless,” Langston said. “We need to have fun… it’s just a game after all. We have to be fast because it’s more fun, and the higher you play, the faster the game gets. And fearless because you have to play without fear of making a mistake. I believe that to be great you have to do more than is necessary.”

His coaching philosophy includes:

• Compete without sacrificing class or integrity.

• to compete while developing a team-first/maximum effort.

• compete and help young people to be both good people and good athletes.

• Compete while caring more about the person than the athlete.

Langston is a graduate of East Carolina University and holds the USA Volleyball Coaches Accreditation Program II certificate.

He and his wife, Cara, have three grown daughters: Dallas, Evan, and Katy.

“We are very excited to add Coach Langston to our staff,” said Jonathan Hockaday, CCCC Athletic Director. “His experience at the high school, club and community college levels made him a perfect fit to lead our volleyball program. He is equally committed to the development of our student-athletes, both on and off the field.”

This year’s CCCC Fall 2021 volleyball team finished the season on a high, winning six straight games before falling to Sandhills Community College in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region 10 Tournament Championship.

The Spring 2021 team won six of its eight games and claimed the NJCAA Division III Region 10 regular season and tournament titles.

To learn more about Central Carolina Community College, which is dedicated to providing pathways to achievable dreams, visit www.cccc.edu.

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