Broughton names Billy Lane as its new football coach

tstevens@newsobserver.comMarch 27, 2013 

Billy Lane, a former assistant football coach at Broughton High, will bring excitement and enthusiasm to his new position as the Caps’ head football coach, according to athletics director Jack Spain.

Lane, 35, was impressive during the interview process, Spain said.

“Billy brings great energy and enthusiasm,” he said. “He has a plan and can’t wait to get started.”

Lane teaches civics, economics and law and justice at Broughton and has been at the school since 2000. He was an assistant coach for 12 seasons and was the defensive coordinator from 2004 through 2009. He did not coach in 2011 or 2012.

“I’ve been away from the program for two years, which has given me time to reflect on the kind of program I want for our kids,” Lane said. “We’re going to be as comprehensive as possible. We want to have a program, not just a team.”

Lane is a 1996 graduate of South Stokes High and attended N.C. State as a Teaching Fellow. He graduated in 2000.

“Raleigh is my home,” he said. “I’ve lived here since 1996 and Broughton is the only place where I’ve coached and taught. We want to establish a program here that our community can be proud of.

“While we’re going to work extremely hard in the weight room and on the field, we’re also going to develop the character of our players.

“At this point, I am more concerned with developing character and stressing academics than I am with what formation we’re going to run. Character and academics are the foundation of the program.”

Lane said he was excited during the interview process when Broughton principal Steve Mares and Spain mirrored his approach to building a program.

“It is a fit,” Lane said. “When Chris Martin resigned, it seemed like a door was opening for me. It seems like this is the right place and the right time.”

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