Brownwood High athletic director Bob Shipley on Thursday announced that Jackie Lang has resigned as head coach of the Lady Lions volleyball program.

Lang has coached for four seasons at Brownwood, serving as volleyball head coach the past three years. During that span, the Lady Lions — who traditionally battle mostly Class 5A and 4A teams in non-district competition — posted a 31-66 overall record with two playoff appearances. 

“We appreciate Coach Lang and her commitment to our athletic program. She’s a wonderful person and we wish her the best,” Shipley said. “We have already started our search for the next head volleyball coach. The new coach will be involved in the summer volleyball camp and getting the girls signed up for summer activities.” 

Lang will continue her coaching duties — which include serving as a track and field assistant — through the end of the school year. Next year, Lang will serve in a teaching-only role, according to Shipley.

“I am so blessed to have had the opportunity to coach at Brownwood, especially the chance to coach such a fantastic group of young ladies in both volleyball and track,” Lang said. “It has been a very special four years. I am stepping down as head volleyball coach to spend more time with Hattie, our eight-month old daughter. I will finish coaching this track season — hopefully into May with some state champion runners.”

Lang missed the early portion of the 2012 volleyball season as she was on maternity leave after giving birth to her first child. Lang’s husband, Ty, is the receivers coach for the Lions football team.