Brian Lane
Brian Lane
Title: Head Coach
Phone: 859-233-8136

Head Coach Brian Lane is in his 13th season as head men's golf coach in 2016-17 and in his 17th year working with the Pioneers men's golf program.

The Brian Lane era has witnessed immense success and national prominence since becoming head coach in 2005. During his tenure, Transylvania has become a nationally-respected men's golf program at the Division III level for the past decade.

Under Lane, the Pioneers won the first of 11 consecutive Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Championships in 2007 while concurrently earning their first 11 berths in the NCAA Division III National Championship Tournaments. Lane has earned ten straight HCAC Coach of the Year awards during this ongoing run. After capturing the 2016 HCAC Championship, Transylvania became just one of four programs at the Division III level to maintain an active streak of ten consecutive trips to Nationals.

The 2011-12 and 2012-13 seasons were the most successful in the history of the program as the Pioneers notched back-to-back national runner-up finishes in the NCAA Division III National Tournament. The Pioneers entered 2013-14 as the preseason No. 1 ranked team.  

In 2008, the Pioneers were ranked in the top-25 all season and finished the year ranked 23rd nationally. The Pioneers finished 11th among 35 qualifiers in the NCAA Championships, after rising as high as seventh during third-round play.

The 2007 season was highlighted by Transy's first HCAC Men's Golf title after the Pioneers rallied from a 10-stroke deficit after 36 holes to win by 32 shots. That performance was followed by Transy's first appearance in the NCAA Division III National Championships, where Lane guided the team to a 12th-place finish.

Lane has been a member of the six-person NCAA Division III golf committee in charge of organizing all aspects of the NCAA Tournament. He was named Midwest Region Coach of the Year four consecutive years (2010-2013) and has served on the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) All-American Committee.

Lane guided his club to three consecutive national top-10 finishes (2012-2014), with his most recent team finishing 13th nationally. Under Lane, 20 golfers have been named a Cleveland Golf All-Academic Scholar and 13 have earned PING Division III All-American honors, with Nick McCarthy and Jeff Meade clinching the latest pair of honors in 2016. Lane's teams have been recognized for the GCAA Academic Excellence award each of the past eight seasons.