Eddie Payne

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Eddie Payne
Sport(s) Basketball
Current position
Title Head coach
Team USC Upstate
Biographical details
Born Charlotte, North Carolina
Playing career
1969–1973 Wake Forest
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1976–1978
1978–1979
1979–1981
1981–1986
1986–1991
1991–1995
1995–2000
2000–2002
2002–present
Clemson (asst.)
Truett-McConnell
East Carolina (asst.)
Belmont Abbey
South Carolina (asst.)
East Carolina
Oregon State
Greensboro College
USC Upstate
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
CAA Tournament Championship (1993)
Peach Belt Tournament Championship (2006)

Awards

  • Peach Tree Conference Coach of the Year (2005)
  • NABC DII South Atlantic Region Coach of the Year (2005)
  • Atlantic Sun Conference Coach of the Year (2012)
  • Recipient of Hugh Durham Award as Nation's Top Mid-Major Coach (2012)

Eddie Payne is an American college basketball coach and current head men's basketball coach at the University of South Carolina Upstate. Payne led the USC Upstate Spartans through their first season of Division I competition in 2007–2008. In 2012, he was named the Atlantic Sun Conference Coach of the Year.

Prior to arriving at USC Upstate, Payne was previously a Div I head coach at Oregon State University and East Carolina University.

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Truett-McConnell Bears () (1978–1979)
1978–79 Truett-McConnell 25-5
Truett-McConnell: 25–5
Belmont Abbey Crusaders () (1981–1986)
1981-82 Belmont Abbey 17-10
1982-83 Belmont Abbey 15-14
1983-84 Belmont Abbey 26-11
1984-85 Belmont Abbey 21-10
1985-86 Belmont Abbey 24-6
Belmont Abbey: 103–51
East Carolina Pirates (Colonial Athletic Association) (1991–1995)
1991-92 East Carolina 10-18 4-10 6th
1992-93 East Carolina 13-17 4-10 7th NCAA 1st Round
1993-94 East Carolina 15-12 7-8 5th
1994–95 East Carolina 18–11 7-8 4h
East Carolina: 56–58 22-36
Oregon State Beavers (Pacific-12 Conference) (1995–2000)
1995–96 Oregon State 6–21 4-14 9th
1996–97 Oregon State 7–20 3–15 9th
1997–98 Oregon State 13–17 3–15 T-9th
1998-99 Oregon State 13-14 7-11 T-7th
1999-00 Oregon State 13-16 5-13 T-8th
Oregon State: 52-88 22-68
Greensboro Pride (Dixie Conference) (2000–2002)
2000-01 Greensboro 10-16 4-8
2001-02 Greensboro 11-15 7-6
Greensboro: 21-31 11-14
USC Upstate Spartans (Peach Belt Conference) (2002–2007)
2002-03 USC Upstate 18-11 11-8
2003-04 USC Upstate 14-14 7-9
2004-05 USC Upstate 24-8 13-3 Div II NCAA Tournament 2nd Round
2005-06 USC Upstate 20-10 12-8 Div II NCAA Tournament 1st Round
2006-07 USC Upstate 17-11 9-7
USC Upstate: 93-54 52-35
USC Upstate Spartans (Atlantic Sun Conference) (2007–present)
2007–08 USC Upstate 7-23 5-11
2008–09 USC Upstate 9-21 8-12
2009–10 USC Upstate 6-23 6-14
2010–11 USC Upstate 5-25 4-16
2011–12 USC Upstate 21-13 13-5 CIT 2nd Round
2012–13 USC Upstate 16-17 9-9
2013–14 USC Upstate 19-15 11-7 CIT 1st Round
USC Upstate: 83-137 56-74
Total: 433–374

      National champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

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