After turning down a position to coach the Houston Rockets’ Development League affiliate, the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, Villanova Wildcats associate head coach Billy Lange undertook a spot with the Philadelphia 76ers.
From 2001-2004, Lange worked for Villanova head coach Jay Wright as director of basketball operations.
After seven seasons as the head coach at Navy, he returned to Villanova in 2011 for a second stint with Wright as the assistant for player development.
Lange has been a vital part of Villanova success after a 13-19 season in 2011.
Because of his effective coaching this past season, the Wildcats returned to the NCAA tournament.
"Billy is a passionate and dedicated coach who played a substantial role in instilling the qualities that our staff values most during our early years here," Wright said in a release. "Now he returns with the added experience of having built his own program at the Division I level. His knowledge and passion will be a great boost to our young team. We are thrilled to welcome Billy, his wife Alicia and their family back to Villanova."
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