Robert Lane is entering his fourth season as the head coach of the Montevallo women's soccer program and is the fourth head coach in the program’s history.
Lane comes to Montevallo after serving as the assistant women’s coach at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He was in that role with the 49ers for four seasons.
“We’re excited about the addition of Robert Lane to our coaching staff,” said Athletic Director Mark Richard. “He has a proven record of success, both in terms of wins and losses and academic achievement, which will make him a perfect fit at Montevallo.”
At UNC Charlotte, Lane was very successful, reaching postseason conference play four straight years. The 49ers also won the Conference USA Championship in the regular season in 2013.
Lane’s teams also thrived in the classroom, winning the NSCAA Academic Team Award four years in a row.
Lane’s roles with the 49ers included coaching at training sessions, scouting opponent, on and off campus recruiting, game day administration, academic monitoring of student-athletes, fundraising, and organizing travel.
Prior to UNC Charlotte, Lane was the head coach at fellow Division II University, Belmont Abbey. Lane had tremendous success in his two years with the Crusaders, amassing a record of 31-7-3 and winning Conference Carolinas Coach of the Year in 2010.
Under Lane, Belmont Abbey won the Conference Carolinas Championship in the regular season in both 2009 and 2010 and won the Conference Carolinas Tournament Championship in 2009. The Crusaders made an appearance in the NCAA Tournament in both years under Lane.
Before taking over at Belmont Abbey, Lane was the head coach for the men’s soccer team at Coker College for three seasons.
Lane is a graduate of East Carolina University, holding a Bachelor of Science Degree in political science. He played collegiately both at ECU and Barton College.
Lane is married and he and his wife Neeley have three children, Kately, Paisley and MaryRentz.