Komo Tane has been involved in sports in one capacity or another for most of his life since coming to Jamestown from Albania at the age of 7. The area where his presence was felt the most was as a coach and administrator in the Jamestown Public School system.
Tane started his career as an elementary physical education teacher at Fairmount, Fletcher and Love schools from 1956-58. From 1958-67, he was the physical education and health teacher at Washington Junior High School as well as its coach in basketball, football and track. During that 10-year span, Washington produced seven undefeated track teams, three unbeaten basketball squads and two undefeated football teams.