Beyond the Scoreboard: Christ School names Langford new football coach

Tommy Langford has been named head football coach at Christ School. (Photo courtesy of Christ School)

Christ School promoted football assistant coach Tommy Langford to head coach on Monday, replacing Mark Moroz.

Moroz announced on Monday he was leaving to accept the head coaching job at Episcopal High in Alexandria, Va.

The Greenies were 63-17 in seven seasons under Moroz reaching the NCISAA title game three times.

Langford came to Christ School last season and served as special teams coach, strength and conditioning coach and helped with quarterbacks and linebackers.

The Greenies were 8-2 last season and return such promising players as quarterback Navy Shuler, the son of former NFL quarterback Heath Shuler, linebacker West Shuler, Navy’s cousin, and tailback Sidney Gibbs, who rushed for more than 2,000 yards last season.

In a statement released by the school, Langford said he was excited about his new position.

“The opportunity to be the head coach of the Christ School football program allows me to fulfill my goal to be a leader of young men, in the game I love,” said Langford.

“I will bring an unwavering ability to do all that I can to make the football team better and bring a passion for all things associated with the program on and off the field.

“I want to set the standard for the Greenie student-athlete. “Christ School is a special place, and I am so proud to be a part of this community and to lead this program.”

Prior to coming to Christ School, Langford worked four years as a defensive coach at IMG Academy, in Bradenton, Fla.

"It's been a tremendous experience at Christ School. A heck of a ride," Moroz said on Twitter. "But this opportunity came up and it was (too) good to pass up."

I cannot thank Christ School enough for being so supportive," Moroz said. "I'll do whatever I can to help with a smooth transition."