Assistant Coach, Cross Country/Track & Field
Beginning his fifth season as the assistant track and field/cross country coach at Washington University in St. Louis, Lane Lohr has made a tremendous impact on the Bears' track and field program.
Lohr was named the 2009 U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Men's Midwest Region Outdoor Assistant Coach of the Year after the Washington U. men's and women's teams swept the 2009 University Athletic Association (UAA) Outdoor Championships. The WU women's team went on to place fifth at the 2009 NCAA Division III Outdoor Championships, achieving the highest finish in school history.
Under Lohr's tutelage, the Washington U. women's team also won the 2009 UAA Indoor Track and Field Championship, and the WU men's and women's teams combined to boast 15 All-America performances at the 2009 NCAA Indoor and Outdoor Championship meets.
The 2012 season saw the Washington U. women's indoor track & field team place third at the NCAA Indoor National Championships, tied for the highest finish in school history. Overall, the Bears combined to post 13 All-America finishes at the 2012 Indoor and Outdoor Championships. Tyler Jackson won the national title in the men's 60-meter hurdles, becoming the first Washington University men's track & field athlete in school history to win an indoor national championship. Lohr also coached Anna Etherington to fourth-place finishes in the women's pole vault at both the Indoor and Outdoor Championships.
The Washington University men's track and field team swept the UAA indoor and outdoor championships in 2010, 2011 and again in 2012, which brought UAA Men's Coaching Staff of the Year accolades to Washington University following each conference championship. The Washington U. coaches also received UAA Women's Coaching Staff of the Year honors after WU won the 2012 UAA indoor title.
The 2011 season also saw the men's track & field program record the highest team finishes at the NCAA Indoor (eighth) and Outdoor (fourth) Championships in school history. The Bears boasted five All-Americans at the NCAA Outdoor meet, including a third-place showing in the decathlon by Ben Harmon and a national championship for Dan Davis in the 110-meter hurdles.
Prior to being named the full-time assistant track and field coach, Lohr spent two seasons as the Bears' pole vault coach.
As the pole vault coach at Washington University, he mentored four different vaulters to seven of eight possible UAA titles. Lohr coached Morgen Leonard-Fleckman to the 2008 NCAA Indoor National Championship in the pole vault, and another All-America finish at the 2008 outdoor championships.
Before coming to Washington University, Lohr spent three years (2004-2006) as the head track and field coach at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Mo. He led the Lions to a pair of men's NAIA indoor national championships, winning titles in 2005 and 2006.
Racking up accolades as the Lindenwood head coach, Lohr was named the Heart of America Athletic Conference (HAAC) Coach of the Year in 2004, the NAIA National Coach of the Year in 2005, and the NAIA Regional Coach of the Year in 2006.
Prior to his time at Lindenwood, Lohr was the head track and field coach and assistant football coach at MICDS in St. Louis, Mo., and he was an assistant track and field coach at his alma mater, the University of Illinois, from 1989-1990.
As a student-athlete at the University of Illinois, Lohr was a three-time NCAA runner-up in the pole vault, a five-time All-America honoree and he won four individual Big Ten championships. He was also a seven-time United States Track and Field finalist, and twice qualified to compete in the Olympic trial finals.