Tucker Lane has had a long and varied career as an athlete, scholar, and coach. Born in the rural confines of western Colorado, Tucker’s austere upbringing quickly taught him to appreciate the value of knowledge and hard work. Throughout his youth and adolescent years, his days were occupied juggling chores on the family’s small ranch, attending wrestling practice, and reading the many books on the family’s shelf. Often among the top students in his school district, Tucker graduated as the valedictorian of his class,
His athletic and academic prowess earned him a scholarship to attend the University of Nebraska. The ethics and abilities that guided Tucker through his childhood served him well at the university level, and he graduated as the top student in the
Wrestling & The WWE
Tucker’s success at Nebraska afforded him various opportunities upon graduation. World Wrestling Entertainment felt like Tucker’s stature as an athlete and exceptional communication abilities gave him vast potential in the sports entertainment industry and despite numerous offers from law schools across the midwest, Tucker decided to accept the WWE’s audition invitation. After several months of training his body and honing his skills on the microphone, he headed to Tampa for his week-long tryout. Although he had an amazing experience getting to know and learning from numerous sports entertainment legends, he ended the week just outside the select few who were awarded guaranteed developmental contracts.
Fortunately for Tucker, while he was training for his run at the WWE, he was simultaneously being recruited by The Citadel to come to Charleston, SC and serve as their graduate assistant wrestling coach. As a recipient of the NCAA postgraduate scholarship, he
Back to Colorado
His work at The Citadel opened the door for Tucker to return home to Colorado, and he accepted a position as the head assistant wrestling coach at the University of Northern Colorado.
Love in the Time of Likes
While wrestling was and always will be one of Tucker’s great passions, the complicated feelings that every high-level athlete experiences with his or her sport of choice led Tucker to step away from NCAA coaching in 2018. With less cross-country travel, recruiting calls, and two-a-day workouts consuming his energy, Tucker used his newfound free time to rekindle his childhood passion for books, furiously penning a work of his own. His novel Love in the Time of Likes is a humorous, vulgar, and, sadly, realistic look into the dating world of the social media era and how technology simultaneously facilitates and undermines the human need for love. With hundreds of readers to date and Naturita Community Library Book Club’s choice for