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Charlie Lane
Charlie Lane
Title: Head Men's Tennis Coach
Phone: (334) 833-4573
Education: B.S., Physical Education, Huntingdon College

Charlie Lane returned to his alma mater following the 2006 tennis season. In six seasons with the men's team, he has guided Huntingdon to a 65-39 record, three Great South Athletic Conference tournament championships and one GSAC regular-season title.

Under Lane, a two-time GSAC Coach of the Year, Huntingdon posted a 12-6 record in 2012 and reached the GSAC tournament finals for a fifth straight year. Huntingdon won the GSAC tournament in 2012, 2009 and 2008 and was the regular-season champion in 2011.

Before Huntingdon, Lane spent three seasons at St. James School in Montgomery. Lane coached the boys in 2004 and 2005, leading the Trojans to a 9-4 record, a section title and a third-place finish in the Class 4A state tournament both years. In 2006, Lane coached the St. James girls to a 6-5 record, a section title and finished as the 4A state runner-up.

Lane is a native of Sylacauga and came to Huntingdon in 1967 to earn a degree in Physical Education. He played No. 1 singles for the Hawks for four years, and led the tennis team to its first conference championship. Lane was among those named Outstanding College Athletes of America in 1971. He has received the Career Achievement Award from the Alabama Tennis Association and was a 1998 inductee into the Huntingdon College Hall of Fame.

Lane has also worked for the City of Montgomery Parks and Recreation Department. He set up the O'Connor Tennis Center, where he developed tennis programs for children and adults and served as director of the program until 1991. He then joined Buckmasters as the first national chapter director, launching the American Deer Foundation, a non-profit organization that raises money to feed the hungry across the United States.

Lane has recently served as a tennis professional at Wynlakes Golf & Country Club. He directed the St. James School Tennis Camp for four years and has instructed in the Alabama Tennis Academy. He is also a former coach of the Alabama Junior Davis Cup and Weightsman Cup tennis. Lane helped start the Huntingdon Hawks Tennis Camp in the summer of 2012.

Lane resides in Montgomery and has a son, Jake. They are active members of Frazer United Methodist Church.