By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Lane Dragons have announced a transition within their Athletic Department. Derrick Burroughs is no longer the head football coach.
Instead of leading the program, he will be the school’s new Athletic Director. A national search has begun to find a new football coach.
Burroughs was the school’s head football coach for seven seasons. However, he wanted to oversee all 12 programs at the school instead of one.
“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.”
Burroughs was 29-49 during his tenure at the school. He had just one winning season at the school, as the program went 6-4 during his second season in 2013.
He also had two .500 win seasons in 2012 and 2016. The other five seasons he had a losing record (13-35).
In his final season at the school, the program went 4-6. Three of the team’s wins came at home, while the fourth win came on the road.
After being shutout in the season-opener to the South Carolina State Bulldogs, the Dragons then went on a two-game win streak. They first defeated the Texas College Steers in a 29-0 shutout.
The team also defeated the Edward Waters (Florida) Tigers, 44-14.
The Dragons then went on a five-game losing streak. During this stretch, they lost to the Miles Golden Bears, Arkansas-Pine Bluff Lions, Albany State Golden Rams, Kentucky State Thorobreds, and the Tuskegee Golden Tigers.
Lane then defeated the Central State Marauders in a 36-10 win. They concluded the season with a 30-23 win over the Benedict Tigers.