|Position:||Defensive Line Coach/Recruiting Coordinator|
Payne will mentor the VMI defensive line after serving as assistant defensive line coach at Wake Forest for three seasons (2015-17). At Wake Forest, Payne’s duties focused on Drop lineman and he was also responsible for the organization and execution of the offensive scout team. Payne spent the 2014 season at Villanova as a defensive assistant and also served three seasons as an assistant coach at his alma mater, Moravian, working with the defensive line and linebackers. Payne was a four-year member of the Moravian football team from 2008-11 and was a two-time All-Centennial Conference team selection and served as team captain in 2011.