Tigerville, S.C.—North Greenville University and athletic director Jan McDonald are proud to announce that former NGU track and field/cross country coach Michael Bayne has accepted the position of head lacrosse coach for the first women’s lacrosse team at North Greenville.
Former NGU runners Cameron Stober, and Jacob Simms will assume the roles vacated by Bayne. Michael Bayne came to North Greenville in 2011 to head the Crusader track and field program in its first years of competition. Bayne is entering his 34th year in the coaching profession, and has seen his teams excel in his career.
In 2013, Bayne’s cross country teams completed one of the most successful seasons in school history, as the men’s team wrapped up the season with two first place finishes, and four top five finishes. The women’s team also made great strides, posting two first place finishes, and two other top five finishes.
In his career, Michael Bayne has been named coach of the year 20 times, and has won over 600 games in multiple sports. Bayne has also seen his team set a world record with 32 three pointers in one basketball game, as the head coach at Garrett Tech.
His coaching experience includes stops in both the high school and college levels, including gigs at Charleston Southern University, Denmark Technical College, and Brevard College in North Carolina. Bayne is a graduate of the University of South Carolina. He and his wife Peggy have one daughter, Nicki.