Beloved Manhattan football coach remembered fondly

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Lew Lane, who served as the head football coach for Manhattan High School from 1976 to 1997, died  Sunday after suffering a stroke, according to school officials. Lane was 75.

Manhattan High Principal Greg Hoyt said the coach meant a great deal to him personally and said the community was saddened at Lane’s passing. He shared a photo of Lane taken in 2015 when the field at Bishop Stadium at Cico Park was dedicated as Lew Lane Field.

Lane lead the team to four state title games and a winning title in 1988, according to radio station KMAN in Manhattan.

Hoyt said Lane had been battling heath issues for the past two years. Services will take place at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Faith Evangelical Free Church, 1921 Barnes Road in Manhattan with interment to follow at Sunrise Cemetery. 

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