Peyton Lang joined the Southern Miss coaching staff in Feb. 2018.
Lang this past fall served her first year as a graduate assistant for North Alabama after a stellar career with the Lions.
"I am very excited about this opportunity to coach at Southern Miss," Lang said. "This program has a lot of talent and great girls. I am looking forward to the future of the program and working with these athletes, as well as alongside Coach Radecki and Coach McCall."
The three-year letterman wrapped up her playing career with 609 kills, 667 digs, 59 service aces and 100 total blocks. As a senior in 2016 she led UNA to its second consecutive Gulf South Conference title, recording 17 kills in the conference championship match en route to being named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player. She finished the season with 333 kills and 339 digs and was also a second team All-GSC pick.
Prior to coming to UNA, she played her freshman season at Oakland Community College in Auburn Hills, Michigan. She was an outside hitter as the Raiders went 34-2 and finished the season with a No. 4 national ranking. She was also named to the NJCAA all-tournament team.
In high school, Lang was an outside hitter at Walled Lake Northern and Barrington schools. She helped lead Barrington to the 2011 conference title and later helped Walled Lake to the 2012 city championship and was an all-region selection. She received all-conference honors at both schools.
The Commerce Township, Michigan, native is pursuing a master's degree in criminal justice.