In 2012, he was selected the West Region Assistant Coach of the Year and helped lead UCLA to the first-ever Pac-12 Championship, as well as a NCAA Regional championship and a third-place NCAA finish.
Lane previously coached at UCLA from 1992-94 and 1998-2001. He left coaching for a private business but returned to the sport as an assistant coach at Florida from 2002-06. He was an associate head coach at Michigan State from 2007-11 and had previously served as the head coach at UC Santa Barbara from 1995-97.
During Lane's second stint at UCLA, he helped guide the Bruins to NCAA titles in 2000 and 2001. UCLA gymnasts won eight NCAA individual titles from 1998-2001, including three on the event on which he was the lead coach, uneven bars. He was honored as the NACGC/W National Assistant Coach of the Year in 2000, and in 1998, he was named the West Region Assistant Coach of the Year.
At Florida, his Gator teams advanced to the NCAA Championships each of the four years he coached there and won NCAA Regional titles in 2005 and 2006. At Michigan State from 2006-11, he coached two gymnasts to perfect 10 scores on vault and helped lead the team to its best-ever NCAA Regional finishes (third) in 2011 and 2008.
Prior to his tenure at UCSB, Lane served as assistant coach at UCLA from 1992-94 and helped produce six All-Americans and three Pac-10 event champions.
Lane was a member of the 1989 Illinois NCAA Men's Gymnastics National Championship squad and the 1988 NCAA Championship runner-up squad. He was also a member of the 1988 and 1989 Big Ten Championship teams. While competing for the Columbus Gymnastics Center, he won the Indiana State all-around title eight times and was the 1984 AAU Junior Olympic National parallel bar champion. He was named the 1984 Indiana Outstanding Athlete over such notables as Indiana basketball legend and 1984 Olympic Gold Medalist Steve Alford.
Lane received his bachelor's degree in Speech Communications from Illinois in 1989 and his Master's degree in Oriental Medicine/Acupuncture from the Santa Barbara College of Oriental Medicine in 1999.