The 2014-2015 season is Coach Langer’s eleventh season as Head Coach of the RoadRunners. During his tenure, he has guided the team to the postseason play in 10 of his 11 years. He has won the NAHL South Division Regular Season Title three times, made it to the Division Finals five times, and participated in the Robertson Cup Tournament twice. Coach Langer was awarded the NAHL Coach of the Year in 2010-11, and NAHL General Manager of the Year in 2009-10.
Born and raised in Islip, NY, he has dedicated his life to the game of hockey. After a successful junior career as a player himself, he moved directly to the bench as an assistant coach for the AWHL/NAHL Bismarck Bobcats from 1997-2002. He spent one season as an assistant coach for the USHL Chicago Steel before accepting an assistant coach position with the NAHL expansion Lone Star Cavalry in 2003-04. After one season in Texas, the franchise was moved to Santa Fe, NM where Coach Langer assumed the Head Coach position and the team was renamed the RoadRunners.
The RoadRunners moved to Topeka in 2007, where they have grown to be the most successful franchise in Topeka's hockey history, and one of the best attended in the NAHL. In their first seven seasons in Kansas, the 'Runners are an amazing 284-90-38, a winning percentage of .735. However, the statistic Coach Langer is most proud of is a different number: 111, which is currently the number of players that have moved on from the RoadRunners to play college hockey, 83 of them for Division I programs.