Coach jailed for domestic battery

Trinity girls basketball’s Lang arrested on felony after incident in Seymour

Updated at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday to correct an error concerning the domestic battery charge, which is a Class A misdemeanor in this case.

Staff reports

The girls basketball head coach at a local high school was arrested on a charge of domestic battery after an incident Sunday night in Seymour.

The arrest of Trinity Lutheran High School coach Michael R. Lang, 45, of Seymour on that A misdemeanor charge stems from an incident reported to the Seymour Police Department at 7:03 p.m. Sunday on Highlawn Avenue.

Trinity Principal Ben Stellwagen said Monday morning that he could not comment on the incident without gathering more information, which would have to be reviewed by the school board. Lang also declined to comment.

Seymour Officer Ryan Cherry said in his report that Lang grabbed and shoved a woman during a fight at the woman’s home, Assistant Police Chief Craig Hayes said Monday morning.

The woman declined treatment and hospitalization, and no children were present in the room where the incident occurred, he added.

A second woman, however, told police she witnessed the incident, Hayes said.

Lang was booked into the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown at 8:43 p.m. Sunday and was being held without bond pending his initial hearing.

Lang became coach of the Cougars in 2011 and has compiled a record of 86 wins and 54 losses over the past six years. The Cougars also won sectional titles in 2013 and 2014. Prior to taking the job at Trinity, Lang had been a boys basketball assistant coach at Seymour High School.