Mark Lane enters his first season as head coach for the Sea Devils and fourteenth season coaching collegiate basketball. Coach has spent eight seasons roaming the sidelines as the Sea Devils Assistant Coach where he was instrumental in helping the Sea Devils to three Region 10 Tournament Championships, three Regular Season titles, four National Tournament appearances along with an eighth place finish at the NJCAA National Tournament in Hutchinson, Kansas in 2010-11. Lane also helped produce four All-Americans, Faronte Drakeford, Emmaunel Andrews, Tavares Speaks and Cephas Ogelsby. Coach Lane spent the 2014-15 season at Hill College in Hillsboro, Texas. Prior to his stint at Hill College, Lane was an assistant coach at Mars Hill University for two seasons. During the 2013-14 season, Lane was influential in helping Mars Hill defeat Division I Furman University. Prior to CFCC, Coach Lane was an assistant at Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge, Iowa (2007-08) and Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada (2006-07).
Lane played collegiate basketball at Minot State University - Bottineau. Lane was named to the all-conference academic team. Following his playing days at Minot State, Lane continued his career overseas. His first stop was Pertemps Birmingham Bullets in Birmingham, England where he was the youngest player in the league. After a year in England he headed to Denmark to play for Horsens IC to finish his professional career. While in Denmark, Mark was a gold medalist recipient and selected to the All-Bosman team. In addition to his playing and coaching experience, Coach Lane has worked several university basketball camps at Michigan State, Michigan, Marquette, Duke and North Carolina.
The Lane File
Born: December 8, 1982 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
College: University of Windsor, B.S. in Kinesiology, 2006; Minot State University - Bottineau, A.A. Information Technology, 2004
2019 - Present - Cape Fear Community College Head Coach
2018 - 19 - Cape Fear Community College Associate Head Coach
2016 - 18 - Cape Fear Community College Assistant Coach
2015-16 - Hill College Assistant Coach
2013-15 - Mars Hill University Assistant Coach
2008-13 - Cape Fear Community College Assistant Coach
2007-08 - Iowa Central Community College Assistant Coach