The 2016 cross country season is Coach Lane’s 18th year as head men’s and women’s cross country coach at Benedictine College, as well as the assistant coach in track and field for events of 800 meters and up. Through the 2015 cross country season, he has coached Raven cross country athletes to 53 All-Conference honors. Raven cross country runners have made 41 appearances at the NAIA National Championships. Coach Of The Year honors were earned by Coach Lane for the NAIA Region V Women in 2003; Heart Of America Athletic Conference Men in 2006; Heart Women in 2009; Heart Women in 2014; Heart men and women in 2015; and 2016 Heart Women's Assistant Coach of the Year (indoor and outdoor). The women's team was the 2014 and 2015 conference champion, with the men's team the 2015 Heart champion.
In the distance events for indoor and outdoor track through the 2015 season, Coach Lane’s runners have earned 256 1st, 2nd and 3rd place conference medals, plus an additional 212 conference honorable mention honors for placing 4th through 6th. Raven distance runners have appeared 45 times at the NAIA National Championships in indoor and outdoor track. He has been the event coach for 18 NAIA All-America distance runners in indoor and outdoor track in individual and relay races. In 2016, the women's 4 x 800 relay team placed 1st at the NAIA Indoor National Championships, and were the 2nd-place team in 2015.
From 2004 to 2008, Coach Lane was Benedictine College’s head men’s and women’s track coach, and during that time, an additional 37 1st, 2nd and 3rd place conference medals and 86 conference honorable mention honors were won in non-distance events, to include six individual conference champions. Twelve non-distance athletes competed at the NAIA Indoor and Outdoor National Championships during that time.
The women’s cross country team has earned NAIA Scholar Team recognition every year from 2008- after that award was amended by the governing body- through 2016. The men have also been named NAIA Scholar teams 2011 through 2016. 41 cross country runners have been recognized as NAIA Scholar Athletes.
Coach Lane competed inter-collegiately at Pittsburg State (Kansas) before transferring to and graduating from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Journalism. He then went on to a career in law enforcement, with two years at the Shawnee County, Kansas Sheriff’s Department and ten years with the Lawrence, Kansas Police Department. He was awarded the Department’s Meritorious Service Medal for an incident that resulted in his retirement.
During his competitive career, Coach Lane competed in events ranging from the 800 meters to the marathon. Running the marathon in the United States Track and Field Federation Championships, he placed 17th in 1976; 11th in 1978 and 13th in 1979. He placed 4th at the 1985 World Police and Fire Games at San Diego, Ca. in the 1500 meters. He also competed at the 1996 Boston Marathon.
Coach Lane earned his USA Track and Field Level 1 and Level II coaching certificates in 2004 and 2005.
Coach Lane is a lawyer in private practice in Atchison, Kansas.
|Joseph Barnes||JR||Spearfish, S.D||Spearfish HS|
|Sebastian Fuentes Branas||FR||Deer Park, Ill.||Northridge Preparatory School|
|Elijah Green||JR||Huntley, Ill.||McHenly County College|
|Alexandreu Hammeke||SO||Bonner Springs, Kan.||St. James Academy|
|Andrew Kaiser||JR||Ojia, Calif.||St. Bonaventure|
|Liam Keating||FR||Omaha, Neb.||Creighton Prep|
|Daniel LaPlante||SO||Bonner Springs, Kan.||St. James Academy|
|Joseph Lynch||JR||Eau Claire, Wisc.||Homeschool|
|Matthew Mason||FR||Channahon, Ill.||Minooka Community HS|
|Liam Morel||FR||Thompson Station, Tenn.||Homeschool|
|Garrett Richard||SO||Pomchatoula, La.||Beorme Samuel V. Champion|