Women?s Soccer Names Robert Lane Assistant Coach
STATESBORO, Ga. - Georgia Southern Head Women's Soccer Coach Lindsey Vanderspiegel announced the addition of former Belmont Abbey and Coker College head coach Robert Lane as assistant coach of the Eagles. Lane led the Crusaders to consecutive NCAA tournament appearances and was named 2010 Conference Carolinas Coach of the Year after posting a 17-1-3 record with an unbeaten 10-0-1 mark in league play.
"Robert was the perfect candidate for the position," said Head Coach Vanderspiegel. "The experience he brings as a former head coach will pay dividends in our training and with recruiting new talent to Georgia Southern. We are thrilled to have him and I look forward to working with him in our effort to bring our program to the next level."
In Lane's first year at the Abbey, his squad went 14-6 and 9-2 in league play to capture the Conference Carolinas regular season title. He coached the 2009 and 2010 conference Player of the Year with 12 student-athletes named all-conference. Belmont Abbey players earned seven NSCAA All-Region honors in two seasons.
Before joining the Crusaders, Lane served as head men's soccer coach at league foe Coker College for three seasons. A member of the NSSCAA Southeast Regional Ranking Committee for the 2008-09 season, Lane also served s the Gaston United Soccer Club Youth Academy Director for two years and was a board member of the Wilson Youth Soccer Association. He led the Cobras to a trip to the playoffs in 2008, the first bid for the program in six years.
In 2005, Lane joined on as assistant men's soccer coach at Barton College after earning his degree in political science from East Carolina University. His coaching experience also includes a stint as the interim head women's soccer coach at Coker as well as a stop at Montreat College before his move to Coker. He earned a master's of business administration from Regis University in 2010.
Lane played three seasons at Barton College and ran cross-country for two seasons before transferring to East Carolina for his senior year with the Pirates.
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- Category: Women's Soccer
- Published on Wednesday, 16 March 2011 14:47