Scott Lane enters his third season as an assistant coach at Long Beach State.
Last year, Lane helped the 49ers advance to the semifinals of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Tournament, where they fell to eventual NCAA finalist UC Santa Barbara. LBSU went 15-14 overall and saw three of its players garner All-MPSF recognition. In addition, Antwain Aguillard was named to the AVCA Division I-II All-America Second Team.
In 2010, Long Beach State finished with a 12-17 overall record. Dean Bittner, Antwain Aguillard and Dan Alexander earned All-MPSF honors, while Bittner was also a second-team All-American.
Lane joined LBSU after spending one year as both the men's and women's assistant coach at Golden West College where he was responsible for pre- and post-game workout routines, as well as defensive signaling and blocking strategies.
Before his time at Golden West, Lane spent six seasons as the head volleyball coach at Warren High School. He led his team to the CIF Southern Section Division I finals in 2003 and to the Division 3AA finals in 2006. Lane was named the Press-Telegram Dream Team Coach of the Year in both 2003 and 2006. He also earned the Mayor's Athletic Excellence Award while leading Warren HS in 2003 and 2007, and was the San Gabriel Valley League Coach of the year in 2002, 2003 and 2006.
"Scott brings a wealth of experience and energy to the program," 49er head coach Andy Read said. "From college, to the national team, on to the beach and into coaching, everywhere Scott has been, he puts his all into the challenge. The players will find his energy and determination infectious."
Lane has had a successful professional career as a player both indoor and on the beach. After leading IPFW to the NCAA Final Four in 1999, where the Mastadons lost to Long Beach State in the semifinals, Lane played professionally in Puerto Rico in 2000 and in Spain in 2001. He was also a member of the United States Men's National Volleyball Team from December 2000 to June 2001.
As a member of the Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP) since 2001, Lane has put together an impressive career. He was part of the U.S. Open Champions as a member of Team Paul Mitchell in 2002, 2006 and 2007, while also being named first-team All-America at the U.S. Open Championships in 2002 and 2006. He also has five top-10 AVP finishes.
Lane graduated with a degree from Purdue University after playing two seasons for IPFW. He also spent two years at Golden West College where he was the player of the year in 1997 and 1998 while leading his team to California state championships both seasons. Lane earned his Master's of Education from National University in Los Angeles.