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Lane College President Logan Hampton has announced that Dragons Head Football Coach Derrick Burroughs will step into a full-time role as Athletics Director for the College, vacating the seat of head football coach. lane logo2017

After seven years as head football coach for the Dragons, Burroughs said he wants to shift his focus more towards improving all 12 Division II athletic programs here at the school.

"I want to thank Coach Burroughs for his dedication to Lane's football," Dr. Hampton, said. "I know that many of our current players, their parents and alumni have close associations with Coach Burroughs. I am glad that he will continue to forge ahead with our athletic department."

During his second tenure at Lane, beginning in 2015, Burroughs re-established the "Lane College Athletics Hall of Fame" program and was the brainchild behind "Dinner with the Pros." During his tenure, close to $535,000 was raised in the athletic program.

Burroughs first began coaching at Lane in 2012, leading the Dragons to an 11-9 overall record over two seasons including a 6-4 season in 2013.

A search for a new head football coach will begin immediately.

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