Kristie Lang was named as an assistant coach for the Pirates prior to the 2014 season, joining The Hall's new head man Rick Stainton in making the transition after previously patrolling the sidelines for Fairleigh Dickinson.
Following the conclusion of the 2014 campaign, Lang was elevated to the top assistant position.
The former Rutgers standout cames to South Orange after serving as an assistant coach for Stainton in his one year as the head coach in Teaneck. During the brief stint, she aided in guiding the Knights to one of the most successful campaigns in program history while doubling as a coach for the Players Development Academy soccer club at a variety of levels; heading up the U9 squad and acting as an assistant for the U12 team that took home the 2012 New Jersey State Cup title.
"Though she is a young coach, she has tremendous presence and possesses a wealth of knowledge that she is eager to share," Stainton said of Lang. "One of her greatest strengths is that she was a very technical player but beyond that, she is excellent at taking what she knows and imparting that onto others. Kristie is a hard worker who is very dedicated to what she is doing and she has all the tools to be a successful coach."
An academic and athletic standout herself over her four-year career at Rutgers, Lang appeared in 84 contests from 2006-2009 and tallied a total of nine goals as a versatile player who spent time at the back, in midfield and as a forward for the Scarlet Knights.
She was a key member of Rutgers teams that earned at-large selections to the NCAA Tournament in three of her four years on campus and went on to graduate with a bachelor's degree in Exercise Science and Sport Studies in 2010 after earning four-straight BIG EAST Academic All-Star awards.