Dale Bates Tournament

Every year Lane hosts the Dale Bates Tournament in honor of coach Bates who served as the men's basketball coach at Lane Community College for 18 years, and retired following the 1990-91 season.  At Lane his teams compiled a record of 306-204; his overall college record is 416-262 over 30 years.  Dale's Lane teams were OCCAA champions four times (1975, '76, '78, and '83), and he was recognized as coach of the year following the 1975, '76, and '83 seasons.  Dale distinguished himself at Lane Community College with leadership roles in OAPHER, as director of Athletics, and a wide variety of NWAACC basketball committee roles.  In 1991 Dale was inducted into the NWAACC Hall of Fame.

Year Champioship Results
1991 Lane 74, NW Christian 59
1992 Centralia 64, Pierce 59
1993 Lane 76, Linn-Benton 55
1994 Lane 85, NW Christian 79
1995 Pierce 72, Lane 64
1996 Linn-Benton 77, Lane 60
1997 Lane 63, NW Christian 59
1998 Lane 90, NW Christian 76
1999 Lane 64, NW Christian 51
2000 NW Christian 68, Shoreline 67
2001 Lane 96, South Puget 71
2002 Lane 70, Linn-Benton 62
2003 Lane 104, Eugene Bible 40
2004 Lane 75, Concordia Alumni 67
2005 Pierce 70, NW Christian 55
2006 SW Oregon 79, Grays Harbor 76
2007 SW Oregon 99, Umpqua 98
2008 Lane Alumni 80, Linn-Benton 77
2009 Spokane 88, Umpqua 68
2010 NW Elite 98, Lane 87
2011 Spokane 76, Lane 66
2012 Spokane 93, Lane 67
2013 Spokane 105, SW Oregon 102
2014 S. Puget Sound 80, Spokane 76
2015  
2016