Mercedes Lane enters her first season as an assistant coach with the Transylvania women’s golf team for the 2019-20 season.
“We are extremely excited to have Mercedes join our program as assistant coach,” adds Transylvania head coach Tyrus York. “Her experience as a former collegiate player and currently as a PGA Associate will be an incredible asset to me and the team.”
Lane brings a full array of coaching, managerial, leadership, and playing perspective to her role as the women’s golf assistant coach with the Pioneers.
A former standout golf athlete at Midway University in Midway, Kentucky, Lane has spent 2019 as the First Assistant Golf Professional at the University Club at Arlington providing support to Directors of Golf and assisting with management and operations of its golf course and practice facilities.
Prior to her time with the University Club at Arlington, Lane served as the Director of Tournament Operations at Moss Hill Golf Club where she led tournament operation coordination, marketing and promotion, rules officiating, course set-up, and overseeing the pro shop.
In the summer of 2018, Lane completed the PJ Boatwright Internship Program established by the USGA. In this role, Lane interned with Golf House Kentucky conducting tournaments, junior golf programs, and working with membership services. The internship is designed to give experience to individuals who are pursuing careers in golf administration while assisting state and regional golf associations.
Lane competed in women’s golf at Midway University from 2014 through 2018 where she was part of three conference championship teams. In 2017 and 2018, Lane earned Daktronics Women’s Golf Scholar-Athlete honors, awarded to women’s golf student-athletes who register a GPA of 3.5 or higher. While at Midway, Lane was the President of the Student Athletic Board and Sport Management Board. She graduated from Midway in 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in Sport Management and Business Administration.
In 2018, Lane was awarded the NAIA Champion of Character award.