Varsity Head Coach
|Coach Cedric Lane was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia; now residing in
Birmingham, Alabama, Coach Lane graduated from two HBCUs: Miles College with a
BS in Secondary Language Arts Education and Alabama State University with an M.Ed.
He has been and educator and coach for over 15 years.
After a successful experience in the Birmingham City School System, he relocated to
Atlanta to teach and coach at his alma mater, South Atlanta High School, where he was
a multi-sport athlete. While coaching at South Atlanta High School, Coach Lane helped
the team reach the State Championship game and a 30-1 record while being ranked #1
in Georgia and #24 in the United States. After winning the region, sub-region, and
Atlanta City Championships, Coach Lane was named Georgia's Coaches' Association
Assistant Coach of the year.
This is Coach Lane's tenth season as head coach of the Wenonah High School Varsity
Boys' Basketball team. Under his leadership, the program has been transposed as one
of the top teams in the city, state/region, as well as nationally. With a record of 212-78,
The Dragons finished last season ranked 17th in the country according to
MaxPreps.com, won 6 out of last 7 Area Championships, four Regional Championships
and three consecutive 5A State Championships.
During his tenure, he has been the recipient of numerous honors and accolades, which
includes: (2007) Grid Forecasters' Coach of the Year and Birmingham City Council
Coach of the Year; (2010) Alabama State Coach of the Year, Birmingham News West
Coach of the Year, Birmingham Tip Off Club's Coach of the Year, Birmingham City
Coach of the Year; (2011) 5A State Coach of the Year, Birmingham News Coach of the
Year; and (2012) Birmingham Athletic Partnership Coach of the Year, Finalist for Steve
Harvey's Hoodie Awards Best High School Coach in 2012 and 2013.
A Note from Coach Lane:
This year I expect to have a disciplined, hard working, and competitive team. I really
enjoy working with this group of guys; the relationship among the players is
extraordinary, and that is essential. Despite our re-organization, we believe our
discipline and hard work will allow us to prevail and succeed. Some of our goals
include: developing good study habits, being loyal teammates, keeping positive attitudes,
trying to win every game, always working hard, maintaining self-discipline, and being of
R. Brown, is a graduate of Wenonah High School;
where she was a two-sport athlete all four years. She
participated in softball and won a State Championship
in Girls' Basketball as a point guard.
After graduation, Coach Brown attended Lawson State
Community College on a basketball scholarship, and is
majoring in Kinesiology. She is completing her
education to become a Health and Physical Education
Coach Brown's background in basketball goes much
further than that. She is the daughter of Patricia High
Brown and niece to two former NBA players: Johnny
High of the Phoenix Suns and Willie High of the Denver
Nuggets, all are alumni of Wenonah High School.
This is Coach Brown's fifth year on the staff of
Wenonah High School. She has coached the
Freshmen and B-Team to winning seasons each year.
Tiffiny Jackson was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama. Currently
she is employed as a HIV Program Manager for Aletheia House. Ms.
Jackson received her Bachelor of Science from Alabama State University
in the Spring of 2005. During the 2005-2006 academic school year, she
served as the Assistant Girls Basketball Coach at P.D. Jackson-Olin High
School. Presently, Coach Jackson is one of the Community Outreach
Basketball (12-14 year old CO-Ball) head coaches for Bethel Missionary
Baptist Church, Pratt City.
Coach Jackson played under the leadership of Coach Cedric Lane
during her freshmen and sophomore years at P.D. Jackson-Olin High
School. The AHSAA presented her with the AllTournament Award during
the 1998-1999 and the 2000-2001 academic school years. In addition,
Coach Jackson served as assistant coach for the Alabama Roadrunners
Girls Basketball Association under the two-time Alabama High School
State Champion, Coach Tiffany Fredrick.
Undoubtedly, Coach Jackson's vast knowledge and love of the game will
allow her to utilize her skills, talents,, and expertise to assist the
Wenonah Dragons' "3 Peat" State Championship Program.
Daniel Moore is a graduate of Erwin High School in Birmingham,
Alabama where he played basketball. Coach Moore graduated
from the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a B.S. in
Sports and Health in Society and is currently pursuing his
teaching certification in Special Education.
Coach Moore began his coaching career in the summer of 2010,
helping the Birmingham Heat Amateur Union Basketball team to
a successful summer. The following summer, Coach Moore
became head coach of Birmingham Metro Express Athletic
Coach Moore currently maintains his position as head coach of
the AAU basketball team, where he develops young athletes and
has won multiple tournaments. In addition, Coach Moore also
provides one-on-one and group training sessions throughout the
Birmingham area. Although this is his first year on Wenonah's
coaching staff, he had the privilege to intern under the instruction
of Coach Lane during the Dragons' "Road to 3 Peat".