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Coach Brian Lane receives recognition for 200th win at Transylvania

Head Men’s Basketball Coach Brian Lane reached a coaching milestone when the Pioneers beat Franklin College on January 2. The 78-52 win over the Grizzlies gave Lane his 200th Transylvania win. Lane was honored prior to the next home game on January 5, against Defiance College, which earned him his 201st victory. 

Lane is second on the all-time win list, behind his father, Hall of Famer Don Lane (509 wins), and ahead of C. M. Newton (176) and Lee Rose (160). Lane came into the 2012-13 season with 191 career wins after 11 years at Transy, and is now 200-107 for his career.

Lane was named Transylvania’s head coach prior to the 2001-02 season. During his career, he has led the Pioneers to Heartland Conference regular season championships in 2004-05, 2005-06, 2008-09, and 2011-12 and to HCAC tournament victories in 2005-06, 2006-07, and 2008-09. Transylvania has played in the NCAA Division III Championship four times: 2006, 2007, 2009, and 2012. Lane has been named HCAC Coach of the Year four times.

From 1986-90, Lane played basketball at Transylvania, scoring 1,286 points. Prior to returning to his alma mater, he was an assistant at Morehead State University. His resume also includes assistant positions at NCAA Division I schools Florida Atlantic, North Carolina State, South Carolina, and North Carolina—Charlotte. Lane also served as an assistant under his father at Transylvania from 1990-91.

Lane graduated from Transylvania with a degree in business management in 1990 and received his master’s degree in education from Eastern Kentucky University in 1991.
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