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Lange Accepts Position With WNBA's San Antonio Silver Stars

April 5, 2007
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Olaf Lange will join his wife, Sandy Brondello, on the staff of the WNBA's San Antonio Silver Stars.

Olaf Lange will join his wife, Sandy Brondello, on the staff of the WNBA's San Antonio Silver Stars.

The WNBA's San Antonio Silver Stars have named Olaf Lange assistant coordinator of video services and player development. Lange, who worked as the Liberty women's basketball team's associate head coach the past two seasons, will join his wife, Sandy Brondello, an assistant coach for the Silver Stars. 

"This move makes a lot of sense for Olaf, both personally and professionally," remarked Liberty head coach Carey Green. "He will now be able to live in San Antonio year-round with his wife and new son, Brody. Also, the fact he was offered this position in the WNBA speaks highly of his knowledge of the game of basketball. I wish him all the best in his new position." 

Lange oversaw overall game management, strategy development, scouting and team and individual development during his time at Liberty, as well as supervising the team's strength and conditioning program. He helped the Lady Flames go 44-18 during the past two seasons and capture the 2006 Big South Championship. 

"Olaf will be greatly missed," added Green. "His ability to teach and coach the game of basketball is second to none. More importantly, he is a man of passion and integrity who embodies all of the ideals for which Liberty University stands." 

Prior to arriving at Liberty, Lange spent 10 years coaching high-profile European basketball. He worked with players such as Chamique Holdsclaw, Ruth Riley, former Lady Flame standout Katie Feenstra, Nikki McCray, Michelle Timms and Murriel Page. Lange led Ros Casares Valencia to the 2004 Supercup championship and guided the Mitteldeutscher Basketball Club to the men's 2003 FIBA Europe Cup title. He additionally served as head coach for the German national women's basketball team from 2001-03 and was an assistant for the men's national team in 2003.