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Mike Lane joined the Bucknell women's basketball coaching staff prior to the 2012-13 season. Lane will reunite with first-year head coach Aaron Roussell at Bucknell after the two coached together at the University of Chicago for two years.
After serving under Roussell and helping the Maroons to some of the most successful seasons in school history, Lane has directed Division III Dominican University to equally impressive heights during his five years as head coach and athletics facilities manager with the Stars. The 2011 Northern Athletics Conference Coach of the Year, Lane led Dominican to its first-ever NAC South Division title as well as its first NAC conference tournament appearance. This past season, the Stars advanced to the conference championship, another first for the program, finishing with a 19-9 record overall and a 13-4 mark in the NAC.
Under Lane's tutelage, Dominican either set or tied the school's NCAA-era record for wins in a single season three times with the most recent coming in 2010-11 when the team finished 20-7. That same year, the Stars also broke program records in three-point field goals with 216, giving them the seventh-best mark in NCAA Division III ranks, scoring average (74.1), field goal percentage (.437) and assists (14.8/game). Dominican also ranked sixth nationally in three-point field goal percentage at better than 37 percent.
"Convincing Coach Lane to come to Bucknell was huge for me. He has one of the best minds in the game and has done an unbelievable job fixing the Dominican program," said Roussell at Lane's hiring. "He opened the eyes of many by transforming his recent teams into 20-game winners and being on the verge of the NCAA Tournament. No one would have believed that was close to being possible five years ago. There will be a level of comfort for me having him back on our bench next season."
A native of South Windsor, Conn., Lane is a 1993 graduate of Notre Dame where he earned his degree in business administration with a concentration in marketing.