LAKELAND, Fla. – Florida Southern College men's basketball head coach Mike Donnelly has announced the hiring of Greg Langston as the Moccasins' new assistant coach. Langston, a former standout at Southern Connecticut State, joins the Mocs after serving as an assistant coach at Fairfield College Preparatory School in Connecticut.
"Greg is a terrific addition to our basketball program and staff," Donnelly said. "He was one of the best players that I have ever coached, and he has worked hard over the last few years to establish himself as an outstanding young coach. I know our players will enjoy getting to know Greg, and they will also learn a great deal from him as well".
In addition to his coaching experience at Fairfield Prep, Langston has also coached in the high-school ranks at Darien High School, along with AAU coaching stints with Connecticut Elite and High Rise Elite. Off the court, Langston has taught at Bridgeport Public and Bullard Havens Technical High Schools, while also serving on staff at Sacred Heart's Nike Basketball Camp and the Sydney Johnson Basketball Camp.
"I am very excited to be joining the men's basketball staff at Florida Southern," Langston said. "Joining a program with a championship pedigree is phenomenal. I've known Coach Donnelly and Coach Makubika for 10 years, and they were a huge part in my development as a student-athlete and coach. I can't wait to get started working with a tremendous group of student-athletes, and I want to thank Coach Donnelly and the athletic administration for believing in me and giving me this opportunity."
An all-American under Donnelly at Southern Connecticut State, Langston was a three-time all-NE10 selection, winning NE10 Player of the Year honors as a senior. As a senior in 2013-14, he earned all-America honors from four different organizations and led the Owls to a 30-3 record and an appearance in the NCAA Elite Eight.
Langston finished his career at SCSU with 1,890 points, good for third in program history, and also ranks among the top 10 in school history in rebounds, steals, three-pointers made/attempted, and field goals made/attempted. After finishing his collegiate career, Langston spent one season playing professionally in Spain.
Outside of basketball, Langston has participated in a variety of community service initiatives and has served as a mentor to students at King-Robinson School in New Haven, Conn.
He is a 2014 graduate of Southern Connecticut State, holding a bachelor's degree in sports and fitness administration.