Ed Lang
Hall of Fame Enshrinee Information
Ed Lang
Inducted: 2002

Years at Loras:
Sport: Basketball


  • A transfer from Marshalltown Junior College, Lang proved early on he was going to be an asset to the Loras College basketball program. Once a member of the team, Lang averaged double digits in scoring for the Duhawks.
  • Lang was the team captain his senior year and totaled 445 points and averaged 17 points per game. He was the recipient of the Delta Sigma Most Valuable Team Player award and trophy. A member of the 1,000-point club with a three-year total of 1,027 points, and still holds the record of most free throws attempted (248) in a season. Selected to all-Catholic Midwest Honors by the La Crosse Register, and was an Honorable Mention on the Brooklyn Tablet Catholic College All-American team for 1955.

  • Taught and coached at Newman High School in Mason City for many years. He has also been involved with counseling positions related to hospitals, hospices and a halfway house for chemically dependent persons that he began.

  • Lang was described as a (tough) player, at 6-foot-3 he was able to match up with any opponent. His toughness was shown though out his life and especially with his battle against Lymphoma cancer, in which he came out victorious.