Billy Lange

Billy Lange (born February 11, 1972)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: Saint Joseph’s Hawks
Current conference: Atlantic 10 Conference (A-10)
Merchant Marine record^: 39-19 (.672)
Navy record: 92-115 (.444)
Saint Joseph’s record: 59-91 (.393)
Overall record^: 190-225 (.458)

Career Accomplishments:


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2019-present Saint Joseph’s
2013-2019 Philadelphia 76ers (asst)
2011-2013 Villanova (assoc. HC)
2004-2011 Navy
2001-2004 Villanova (asst)
1999-2001 Merchant Marine Academy
1998-1999 La Salle (asst)
1996-1998 Philadelphia (asst)

Billy Lange Facts

  • William Lange
  • Born February 11, 1972
  • Hometown: Haddon Heights, New Jersey
  • Alma Mater: Rowan University (BA, 1994)
  • Graduated from Bishop Eustace HS (NJ) before playing at Division III Rowan (NJ)
  • Started his coaching career at alma mater Bishop Eustace and then spent two seasons as an assistant under head coach Herb Magee at D-II Philadelphia
  • Spent one season as an assistant under Speedy Morris at La Salle before becoming the head basketball coach at the US Merchant Marine Academy in 1999 (a Division III program)
    • Went 39-19 in two seasons with the Mariners, reaching the D-III NCAA Tournament in 2001
  • Joined Jay Wright‘s staff at Villanova, working an assistant there for three seasons
  • Spent seven seasons as the head coach at Navy of the (Division I) Patriot League
    • Led the Midshipmen to a 92-115 record during his tenure but failed to reach the postseason
  • Rejoined Wright at Villanova in 2011, spending two more seasons on his staff as associate head coach
  • Moved up to the professional ranks in 2013, becoming an assistant with the Philadelphia 76ers under head coach Brett Brown
    • Worked with Brown and the Sixers for six seasons, going through “The Process” going from the worst record in the NBA to one of the Eastern Conference’s strongest teams
  • Hired in March 2019 to become the head coach at Saint Joseph’s, his first college role since 2013
    • Lange is 59-91 over five seasons, improving the Hawks from single-digit wins in the first two years to 21 in year five

Billy Lange Coaching Tree


^ overall record includes head coaching positions at both the NCAA Division I and Division III levels