From 1976 to 1997, Manhattan High School Football was led by Head Coach Lew Lane. During his tenure he compiled a record of 169-50 and made perpetual playoff appearances including four State Championship games highlighted by a State Championship in 1988, the last title won by Manhattan High School. In his 22-year career, Coach Lane directed 15 league championships, and for a six-year period in the mid to ‘80’s had his team ranked in the USA Today Top 25. Far more important than all of this is the impact that he had over two decades working with young men. The values preached, promoted, and required by Coach Lane have shaped family and career lives of hundreds of men who have went on to successful careers in business, education and athletics. Accepting the award on behalf of Coach Lane are his wife, Cindy, and daughter, Kiley.