Ed Langham is entering his fifth year as the University of Montevallo Strength and Conditioning Coach and McChesney Student Activity Center Manager.
Langham works with all 15 Montevallo athletic teams, plus the cheerleading squad, and more than 250 student-athletes. Langham has overseen the Falcons' strength and conditioning program as the Montevallo athletic programs have achieved their highest level of success as an NCAA member in recent history, culminating with the men's basketball team making its first appearance in the NCAA Division II National Championship game.
Along with the coaching staff, Langham is responsible for creating and implementing year-round training and nutrition programs for student-athletes to optimize athletic development.
Langham oversees Kinesiology and Health Promotion internships and has added additional personal trainers and three new classes in physical training during his tenure. He is an adjunct professor in the Kinesiology department, teaching classes on weight training and health and wellness. He has also overseen upgrades to the weight and cardio equipment in the McChesney Student Activity Center weight room. Memberships to the facility have doubled during Langham's tenure.
Langham also serves as the buidling administrator for the McChesney Student Activity Center. He assists in the administration of athletic home games and other University of Montevallo and community events held in the facility.
Langham is also the faculty and staff advisor for multiple clubs at the University of Montevallo, including the bass-fishing team, which has been ranked in the top 25 nationally in each of the past four seasons.
Langham began his career at Montevallo as a volunteer assistant baseball coach in 2009 before taking his current position in 2010.
Langham is a professional member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association and the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security. He also serves as a member of the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Association, the Higher Education Partnership, the International Fitness Education Association, the International Fitness Association, the American Fitness Association, the Alabama Baseball Coaches Association and the Collegiate Event and Facility Management Association.
Langham is a certified personal trainer, master practitioner, nutrition advisor, groups exercise instructor, and aqua instructor and specialist by Fitour. He is also certified as a personal trainer by the International Board of Fitness and Exercise.
He is also First Aid/CPR/AED certified.
Langham is certified in group fitness, boot camp instruction, stretching and flexibility instruction, speed and agility, personal training, advanced personal training, functional fitness instruction, martial arts, strength and conditioning, health club management, sports nutrition, and sports specific training by the American Sports and Fitness Association.
Langham is also certified in personal training, aerobics instruction, sports nutrition and aqua fitness instruction by the International Fitness Association.
Langham is also a certified professional in health club management and personal training by Expert Rating. He is also certified as a pool and spa operator by the National Swimming Pool Foundation.
For the past three years, Langham has worked in association with the NFL in the running of high school player development camps.
Prior to joining the staff at Montevallo, Langham served as the head junior varsity baseball coach and assistant head coach at Shades Valley High School, assistant football and basketball coach at Simmons Middle School, head baseball coach and athletic administrator at Bevill State Community College, associate scout for the Atlanta Braves and personal trainer at Hoover Fitness.
Langham spent 10 seasons as the head baseball coach at Bevill State, finishing his career with a school-record 298 victories. In 2001, Langham was named Alabama’s Junior and Community College All-Star head coach. Langham was honored by the Alabama Coaches Association for his 200th career win in 2006 and for 10 years of service in 2009.
Langham, who also taught electives all 10 years during his tenure at Bevill State, was in charge of all fundraising, fieldwork, budgeting and recruiting for the NJCAA Division I junior college baseball program.
Langham played baseball collegiately at Bevill State Community College and was a member of the University of Alabama and UAB football programs.
Langham graduated with a Bachelor's of Science in education and human performance from the University of Alabama in 1999. He also owns a Master's of Arts in higher education from Ashford University.
Langham is married to his wife, Dana, and resides in Hoover, Ala. The couple has three children, triplets Tucker, Max and Madalyn.