With Current Team (Yrs.):
Coach Payne has 19 years of Division 1 coaching experience and 14 of those years
have been with USC Upstate. The remainder has been with East Carolina. Coach
Payne’s only post season NCAA Tournament experience came in 1993 with East Carolina
when he led the Pirates to a Colonial Athletic Association Conference Title.
The Pirates earned an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament where they lost in
the first round to North Carolina 85-65. Coach Payne led USC Upstate to the CollegeInsider.com
(CIT) postseason Tournament 3 out of the last 4 season (2012, 2014 and 2015).
Payne is getting old at 66 years of age. Out of 19 years of D1 head Coaching,
Coach Payne has only gone to the NCAA Tournament once.
of Winning the NCAA Tournament 2017-2018:
of Winning the NIT Tournament 2017-2018:
of Winning the Conference Tournament 2017-2018:
of becoming the Regular Season Champs 2017-2018:
of an NCAA Tournament Appearance 2017-2018:
of an NIT Tournament Appearance 2017-2018:
1 Head Coaching Exp. (Yrs.):
stock is rising.
Indicates stock falling.
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