Welcome, Lane! Downtown YMCA Sports Director

Published On: April 11, 2024Categories: Blog, Downtown YMCA

If you frequent the Downtown YMCA, you’ll recognize our new Sports Director – Lane Hein!

A native of Chapin, South Carolina, Lane has a lifelong connection to the outdoors and a passion for sports. From soccer and basketball to football and weightlifting, Lane has always embraced physical challenges and the camaraderie of team sports. These experiences instilled in him the value of discipline, teamwork, and goal setting.

Lane’s background may seem surprising, but his experience in the culinary world has been instrumental in his leadership approach. It honed his ability to lead with purpose, foster a collaborative environment, and drive a team towards a common goal – all essential skills for building a thriving wellness community.

A true outdoorsman at heart, Lane spent countless hours fishing and hunting with his family. He finds deep appreciation for nature’s resilience and enjoys staying active outside.

Lane is surrounded by a supportive network of family and friends who keep him grounded and inspired. This includes his long-term girlfriend, Taylor, and their energetic German Shepherd/Husky mix, Kobe. He also has a close relationship with his brother, who doubles as his best friend.

Welcome Lane to the team via email at lanehein@columbiaymca.org or give him a call at 803.799.9187.