Courtesy: UNCW Athletic Communications
Calvin Lane becomes the third coach honored in the Hall of Fame, joining the legendary Bill Brooks and former basketball skipper Mel Gibson. Lane headed up UNCW’s successful men’s soccer program from 1971-85 and the emerging men’s golf team from 1987-99.
In the early days of the men’s soccer program, Lane built the team into a regional and national power. In 15 years at the helm, he coached the team to a 129-94-19 record, including 10 winning seasons. In 1980, the Seahawks went 14-2 and collected the program’s first national ranking. Four years later, Kevin Cox was named First-Team All-CAA.
Lane stepped away from soccer and took over the men’s golf program in 1987. In 13 seasons with the Seahawk golfers, Lane’s teams captured nine tournament championships and five runner-up finishes in the CAA. He coached five All-CAA performers, including 1993 CAA Player-of-the-Year Chris Buffaloe.