Wiley College Mens Basketball
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Andre Payne, Head Coach
Andre Payne, Director of Athletics and Head Men's Basketball Coach, 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.
Jameus Hartsfield, Assistant Coach
Jameus Hartsfield entered the Wiley College family in August 2008. His hard work and dedication however did not go unnoticed. He was offered a job by the college in February 2009 as Interim Student Activities Director. After accepting and doing an outstanding job, he now has a different title, but bring forth the same enthusiasm as the Intramural Director here at Wiley College.
He was born on August 31, 1986 in Marlin, Texas to Kenneth and Sonja Washington. In 2000, Jameus attended Marlin High School, where he played and lettered in basketball and track and field. After graduation, he played on a basketball scholarship at Texas College under Coach Andre Payne.
In 2008, he graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Physical Education. Coach Hartsfield graduated with many academic as well as athletic accolades. A few in particular in which he’s most proud of is he was on the Texas College Dean’s list for three(3) consecutive years, the “Nations” Leading Rebounder for two (2) consecutive years, and also in his final season with the Steers he was named Conference Defensive Player of the Year.
Coach Hartsfield is the proud father two kids.