Hartsville, S.C. – Coker College Head Men’s Soccer Coach, Robert Lane, was the key note speaker at the North Carolina Soccer Coaches Association Men’s All-State Awards Program on Sunday, January 25 in Chapel Hill, N.C.

Coach Lane, a native of Wilson, N.C., was given the distinct honor of speaking to more than 120 of the best men’s soccer players from around North Carolina. In addition to speaking to the crowd, Coach Lane presented the awards for Regional Coaches of the Year, State Coaches of the Year, All-State Teams, NSCAA All-South Region Players and Player of the Year.

“It was a great honor to be a part of this awards ceremony,” said Lane. “I can remember being in the very same seats as these players when I was in high school, so it was very neat to be able to honor them now.”

Lane is a 2000 graduate of Hunt High School, where he was a All-State selection in 1999, the 3A Big East Player of the Year in 1998, as well as being a member of the East/West All-Star Team in 2000. Robert also played his college soccer in North Carolina, playing three seasons at Barton College and a season at East Carolina University.