Originally from Tavares, FL, Coach Lanier moved to Elizabethton, TN and grew up there, in East Tennessee, before moving to Murfreesboro in 1999 to attend MTSU. In May 2003, he graduated with a B.S. in Recording Industry with minors in Marketing and Mass Communication. Shortly after, Coach Lanier relocated to Arlington, Texas and taught at Lamar High School. This is his first year back in Tennessee and on the Lady Warrior staff. Roles and responsibilities include individual player development and growth, pre-game warm-ups and activities, freshman practices, and middle school and junior high prospects.