Thursday, April 16, 2015

Tigerville, S.C.—The North Greenville Women's Lacrosse Team will have a new head coach next season as it heads into its second year of varsity competition as assistant Brianna Temples has been promoted, following the retirement of former head coach Michael Bayne, who announced his intent to retire yesterday afternoon.

Michael Bayne was no stranger to building new programs as he headed North Greenville's first men's and women's track and field teams in their first years of competition. Bayne came to North Greenville after 30 years on the coaching circuit, coaching everything from college football to high school basketball.

He won over 600 games in his long career, and was named Coach-of-the-Year 20 times during that span. His career included stops Charleston Southern University, Denmark Technical College, and Brevard College, as well as several high schools. Bayne led the NGU track and field teams to their first ever rankings in the Southeast Region while also heading the first cross country team in school history to earn a top 10 ranking in the southeast. Among his other duties at NGU, Bayne was responsible for the special teams on the NGU football squad.

Taking Bayne's place will be first year assistant Brianna Temples, the former Brianna Hoffman. Temples was a four-year starter at Converse College, garnering numerous individual distinctions as a player, including team captain and a Conference Carolinas All-Conference nod. She has 130 points to her credit in her college career and was awarded the team Hustle Award.

Temples began her coaching career in 2014 when she headed the Hillcrest High School Lacrosse Program. She led the Rams to a school best 13-2 record, and coached five All-Region Players, three All-State selections, and Three Upper-State players. Her team was also awarded the Rhett Thomas Sportsmanship Award following the 2014 season.

Temples graduated from Converse College in 2013 with a degree in English, concentrating in Creative Writing. She was married this past December to her husband Dillon Temples.