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Andre Payne, Associate Director of Athletics
Andre Payne, is a native of Auburn, Alabama. Mr. Payne came to Wiley College with several years of coaching experience. In his first season (2006-2007) at Wiley College, Payne and the Wildcats captured a Red River Athletic Conference Tournament Title (the first title for men's basketball in almost ten years). The Wildcats also qualified for the National Tournament for the first time in 37 years.
Under Andre Payne’s leadership, Wiley College Athletics Department has continued to flourish academically while significantly improving athletically. The athletics department continues to maintain a higher GPA than the general student-body on campus. Men's basketball was awarded the Champion of Character award in 2007. Baseball qualified for the regional tournament for the first time since joining the RRAC. Volleyball has become one of the elite teams of the conference, going from the bottom of the conference to finishing second in the 2007 season. Women's basketball finished the 2007-2008 season with 29-7 record, qualifying for Nationals for the first time in Wiley's history.