Tennessee Tech coach Steve Payne resigns after 8-23 season
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Tech coach Steve Payne resigned Sunday after the Golden Eagles posted a last-place finish in the Ohio Valley Conference.
Payne went 118-134 record in eight seasons. His 118 wins put him in a tie for fourth place in school history.
Payne noted that Tennessee Tech played much of the season with only seven healthy scholarship players. Payne said it was a “tough situation” but added that “the future is very bright for the program.”
Associate head coach Jason Taylor will be Tennessee Tech’s acting head coach while a search is conducted for Payne’s replacement.