By Ethan Hoffman--Eagle Staff Writer
Eagle sports are getting a renovation. Meet Bradley Lang, the new athletic director who plans to bring winning sports to Franklin County.
2021 makes Lang’s 18th year in education. He was an elementary school PE teacher for 16 years before becoming the Dean of Students for BFMS last year. Students might recognize Lang as the previous Varsity Soccer Head Coach, a position he'd held since 2015.
“This past year was bittersweet because I had a good group of guys who weren’t just good soccer players but also good people,” Lang recalled about his final year as head coach.
Lang has found his new position hasn’t been made any easier with the global pandemic, as Eagle Athletics saw countless postponements and cancellations of games last year which have a chance of recurring this season.
“It’s still too soon to tell, but we are lucky that our fall sports besides volleyball are outdoor sports and have less restrictions," he shared.
Lang stated that as of August 19th, there were no restrictions on attendance of sporting events besides volleyball, which will enforce a mask mandate on everyone attending and players on the sideline.
Regardless of last year's trials, some say the 2020-21 athletic season was one for the books. This is causing Lang to have even higher hopes for the future. He stated he aims to build a culture of working hard while helping student athletes become role models inside and outside of school.
“We want to be the best at everything we do. We want to put the best product we have on the field. We aren’t going to apologize for winning, We want to compete locally in our district, like we have been, but also want to see where we can compete in our region," Lang concluded.