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Warrior Athletics Announces Change in Football Leadership


Sterling, Kan. ( – Sterling College Athletics and Vice President for Athletics Scott Downing announced today a change in leadership of the Warrior Football program. Coach Darren Jackson is no longer with the program. Sterling College will move forward by promoting Offensive Coordinator/Assistant Head Coach Reggie Langford, a former Warrior standout, to the Head Coach position.

“We are excited to have Coach Langford to take over the program,” said Downing. “He has shown his abilities both as a player and a coach, and we look forward to giving him this opportunity as Sterling’s next head coach to take this program to the next level. He is a high-energy coach who works well with the players.”

Langford was named the offensive coordinator for the Warriors in December of 2022. Before that, Langford was the Offensive Coordinator for Bethel College (Kan.). In his short time at Bethel, Langford’s offense ranked nationally in the top 20 in several categories. His offense ranked 2nd in rushing yards per game, 5th in rushing TDs, 5th in rushing yards, 16th in points per game, and 18th in red zone touchdowns. The addition should create some stability in the Warrior offense.

“I have always thought it would be an awesome opportunity to be the Head Coach at my Alma Mater, whether it was my high school or college,” said Langford. “I am excited to continue to coach the young men we have on the roster and our incoming recruiting class. We will strive to bring a level of excellence to the program on and off the field. My family and I feel truly blessed and look forward to continuing to be a part of the Sterling community. I want to thank Justin Morris, Scott Downing, and President Rich for believing in me leading this program.”

Before his year at Bethel College, Langford spent one season as the Head Coach at Nickerson High School after being on staff for four years.

Langford spent four seasons playing football overseas in the Czech Republic. While still a player, Langford also served as an assistant coach in the Czech Republic, where he called plays, organized and oversaw practices, and implemented his offensive playbook. Langford coached the number-one offense in the league during the 2017 and 2019 seasons.

After graduating, Langford spent one season as the Quarterbacks Coach at Sterling College. Langford still sits on several single-season top-10 lists for the Warriors. He is #1 in all-purpose yards, #2 in rushing yards, #2 and #6 in total TDs, and #5 and #6 in passing yards (all of these are single-season accomplishments since the 2005 season). He was also a part of the Warrior’s first KCAC Football Championship in 2013.

Langford graduated from Sterling College in 2015, where he played football. In 2017, he earned a Master of Science in Health, Human Performance, and Recreation from Pittsburg State University.

This change in leadership will take place effective immediately.