Head Women’s Basketball Coach Participates in ACE Program

Posted by kmay | 07/6/2010 10:52 AM

Willie Adams, Paine College’s newly appointed head women’s basketball coach received the opportunity to participate in the 2010 Black College Associations Achieving Coaching Excellence program June 15-18, in Indianapolis, Indiana.

The original concept of Achieving Coaching Excellence (ACE) was forged for the benefit of 25 black football coaches who convened at Stanford University in 1994. This professional development model stemmed from the collective efforts of Mike Brown and Ron Thomas of The Sports Institute and Stanford's Kevin Anderson, currently the Director of Athletics at the United States Military Academy, Ted Leland and the late legendary Bill Walsh.

In 2002, the ACE concept model was modified and adopted by Black Coaches and Administrators (BCA) to meet the needs of ethnic minority collegiate women's basketball coaches. With additional support of the NCAA Office of Diversity and Inclusion, BCA expanded the BCA ACE program with the addition of an ACE for ethnic minority collegiate men's basketball coaches program in 2007. Today, the BCA ACE program remains committed to preparing the next generation of ethnic minority collegiate head basketball coaches.

Adams stated, “I truly learned a lot about myself at the ACE program.  Planning, time, and game management are some of the most important concepts that must be applied in order to have a successful athletic program.  I met some of the “Games” most knowledgeable people who give so much to this game.  The Felecia Hall’s Mariana Freeman’s, Floyd Keith’s, and Kennedy Wells, all who have done so much for minority coaches.”  “I developed friendships that will last a lifetime, and this program let’s me know that there are still some good hard working Americans out there willing to help people accomplish their dreams.”

The Brunswick, Georgia native is 1996 graduate of Paine College where he served as team captain for the Lions from 1993-1994 and was a member of the schools first men’s basketball championship.  Coach Adams has just completed his 14th year as assistant men’s basketball coach and 12th year as head women’s cross country and track and field coach. He is the son of Legendary Theresa Adams, head girls basketball coach and cross country and track and field coach at Glynn Academy High School in Brunswick, Georgia.  Adams is married to Mrs. Cekishia Adams.

Coach Adams thanks Mr. Ronnie O. Spry, Director of Athletics and Dr. George C. Bradley, President for assisting in affording me the opportunity to attend this inspiring professional development series. 

 The ACE program is administered by BCA and supported by NCAA. The program is designed to enhance an already talented group of ethnic minority collegiate basketball coaches to become the next generation of collegiate head basketball coaches.



Kohn Graduates from NCAA Leadership Academy

Posted by kmay | 06/30/2010 07:23 AM

Augusta, GA- Selina B. Kohn, Associate Director of Athletics/Senior Woman Administrator/Head Women’s Volleyball coach at Paine College, recently became a 2010 graduate of the NCAA’s Leadership Institute for Ethnic Minority Males and Females.

Kohn attended four consecutive weekend development sessions and a week-long workshop with the purpose of expanding their experience in leadership, which culminated with the graduation held at the NCAA national office in Indianapolis, Indiana. 

Established in 2001, the Leadership Institute for Ethnic Minority Males and Females was created to address the critical shortage of senior level professionals of color in athletics administration at NCAA member colleges and universities and athletics conference offices. 

"I would like to thank Paine College and the NCAA for supporting me in the Leadership Institute for Ethnic Minority Males and Females.  The opportunity to participate in this program was outstanding.  The Leadership Institute has given me a unique opportunity to engage with other professionals in this industry who are striving to accomplish similar goals."

The Institute takes the administrators through 12 months of training and skills development that will enhance their job-related competencies in four specific program areas of Leadership and Administration, Human Resource Management, Finance and Fundraising, and Booster, Public, and Media Relations.  The leadership academy concluded with a weeklong session focusing on Inner Game of Leadership.

Coach Kohn has had the opportunity to attend several other leadership institutes, including National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Institute for Administrative Advancement Administrators (NACWAA/HERS), National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Institute for Administrative Advancement Administrator/ Leadership Enhancement Institute (NACWAA/LEI), NCAA Women’s Coaches Academy, and NCAA Women Coaches Academy Dimension II.

Kohn will be entering her 13th year as the Head Women’s Volleyball Coach for the Paine College Lady Lions.  She has served as Associate Director of Athletics for four years and Senior Woman Administrator for seven years. In addition, Coach Kohn held the position of head coach of the Paine College Lady Lions basketball team for eight years, and led the Lady Lions to back-to-back Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Basketball Championships in 2005 and 2006.

The Thomasville, Georgia native is a graduate of Albany State University, where she was a standout basketball player. She is married to Benjamin Kohn and they have two children Marcus and Christopher.


Athletics Department to Honor Student Athletes

Posted by kmay | 04/27/2010 09:56 AM

The Paine College Department of Athletics will host its annual Athletics Awards Banquet on Tuesday, April 27, 2010 at 6 p.m. Student-Athletes from all Paine College intercollegiate athletics programs and cheerleading will be recognized for their athletic and academic accomplishments during the 2009-2010 year.  The program will also feature awards to various coaches and special recognition to supporters of Paine College Athletics.

Speaker for the occasion will be Dr. Mac Bowman, of Augusta Heart Associates.

The banquet will be held in Candler Memorial Library.


Golf Team Finishes in Second

Posted by kmay | 04/24/2010 10:25 AM

Albany, GA-  The Paine College Lions Golf team ended their 2010 regular season with a second place seeding in the SIAC golf tournament held in Albany, Georgia April 17-19, 2010. 

“I am very pleased with the work that my guys put in. We had to overcome some barriers, but we were able to recover and finish in second place” stated head Coach Hoover Johnson.

The Lions finished behind Morehouse College with scores 371, 313, 328 totaling 1012 and Par +148.
Chauncey Davis led for the Lions with a total score 238, Par +22,followed by Richard Dollar with a total score 247, Par +31, Brad Freeman scored 259, Par + 43, and Cleveland Andrews completed the tournament scoring 312, Par +96.  Due to technicalities, SIAC Freshman of the Year Miles Anderson did not finish the tournament.

The Lions golf team is gearing up to compete in the PGA Minority golf championships in Port St. Lucie Florida, May 7-9, 2010.

(Pictured L to R: Miles Anderson, Coach Hoover Johnson, and Richard Dollar at 2010 Masters Golf Tournament)


Paine Softball to Compete in SIAC Championships

Posted by kmay | 04/22/2010 14:00 PM

The Paine College Lady Lions will compete for the 2010 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) softball championship title during the SIAC Softball Tournament this week in Columbus, GA. The championship tournament is Thursday, April 22, through Saturday, April 24, at the South Commons Softball Complex, which was the site of the 1996 Olympic Women's Fast-Pitch Softball Competition. The Lady Lions enter the double-elimination tournament as the number six team in the East Division.       

In addition to the Lady Lions, teams from Albany State University, Benedict College, Claflin University, Clark Atlanta University, Fort Valley State University, Lane College, LeMoyne Owen College, Kentucky State University, Stillman College and Tuskegee University will participate in the tournament.

Softball tournament action begins Thursday at 9 a.m. with two games which pit Clark Atlanta (#4 East) against Tuskegee (#3 West), and Benedict (#3 East) against Stillman (#4 West). The Lady Lions (#6 East) face Claflin University (#5 East) at 11:00 AM.  The championship game is slated for Saturday, April 24, at 12 p.m.

For more information about the tournament, log onto www.thesiac.com.



Paine Softball Pitcher named to All-Tournament Team

Posted by kmay | 03/23/2010 07:47 AM

Jasper, AL- E. Simone Kennedy was named to the 2010 SIAC Softball Crossover Tournament team.

Kennedy is a sophomore from Augusta, Georgia and the starting pitcher for the Lady Lions Softball team.

The SIAC softball crossover was held in Jasper, Alabama March 18, 19, and 20, 2010. The crossover gives the schools located on the East Side of the Conference: Albany State University, Benedict College, Claflin University, Clark Atlanta University, Fort Valley State University, and West Side: Kentucky State University, Lane College, LeMoyne-Owen College, Miles College, Stillman College, and Tuskegee University an opportunity to compete against each other before the SIAC Softball Tournament.

The Lady Lions will return to softball action this weekend as they travel to Albany, Georgia to face Albany State University, Saturday, March 27, 2010 and make a stop in Fort Valley, Georgia Sunday, March 28, 2010 to take on Fort Valley State University.

Home softball action will resume, Monday April 5, 2010 as the Lady Lions host Claflin University. The game is scheduled for 2:00 PM, and will be played at Lucy C. Laney High School stadium.


Sovonia Green Field Athlete of the Week

Posted by kmay | 03/23/2010 07:40 AM

Tucker, GA-Paine College’s Sovonia Green was named to the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Women’s Track Top Performer of the week.

The sophomore from Groveland,Florida had a mark of 10.64m in the shot put throw at the FAMU Relays held March 12-14, 2010 in Tallahassee, FL.

The Paine College Track & Field teams will return to action this weekend, March 26-27 at the Winthrop Asics Relays in Rock Hill, South Carolina.

The Lady Lions are coached by Willie Adams and the Lions are coached by Carlos McNair.


Lady Lions Softball Open Home Season

Posted by kmay | 03/14/2010 09:35 AM

Augusta,GA- The Paine College Lady Lions will open their home softball season, today, Sunday March 14, 2010 as they host the Lady Pantherettes of Clark Atlanta University. 

The double-header will begin at 2:00 PM and will be played at Lucy C. Laney High stadium.

The SIAC conference match-up is the first of this season. 

The Lady Lions are coached by Terence Palmer, Zack Howard,Head Assistant Coach, and Kisha Lucette Assistant Coach.

Lions Lose by Four, End Season

Posted by kmay | 03/2/2010 18:00 PM

Atlanta, GA- Three Lions scored in double figures, Tuesday March 2, 2010, but it wasn’t enough to defeat the Rams of Albany State University.  With this being the third meeting for the Lions and Rams in the 2009-2010 basketball season, the Lions were sure the third time would be the charm.  The Lions lost once again and ended the 2009-10 basketball season at the 77th SIAC Basketball tournament held at Forbes Arena in Atlanta, Georgia.

Julian English led the way for the Lions with 16 points and seven rebounds.  Marcus McDaniel would follow with 14 points, and second-team All-Conference member Geno Green added 13 points in the 66-62 loss.

The Lions shot 42 percent from the field, outrebounded the Rams 42-27, but the Rams got 22 of their 66 points from the charity stripe with 31 attempts.  The Lions got just 13 attempts at the free throw line, and converted on 11.

With the loss, the Lions end their season 8-20 overall and 8-16 SIAC Conference.

Turett O'Neal led for the Rams with 19 points.


Lady Lions Season Ends

Posted by kmay | 03/2/2010 17:42 PM

Atlanta, GA- The Paine College Lady Lions ended their 2009-2010 Basketball season, Tuesday, March 2, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia at the 77th SIAC Tournament.

The Lady Lions opened up the tournament facing Stillman College Lady Tigers, and held the lead up until the seven minute mark, and then a basket by the Lady Tigers tied the game.   The Lady Lions were not able to recover before halftime, and went into the locker room with a 10 point deficit (31-21).

Terria Davis was the lone Lady Lion to score in double figures with 10 points.  Shanee’ Butler scored 9 points, and Jasmine Faulkner scored 8 points.

With the loss, the Lady Lions end their season with a 6-20 overall record, and 5-18 in the SIAC.

Head Coach Terence Palmer stated “Honestly, I was disappointed this season, only one team will be happy in the end. It’s bigger than just one game. They did better towards the end which I’m happy about, but it was a disappointment.” “Next season my main focus is to find a point guard to give us more experience and leadership from up top.”

Alecia Young led for the Lady Tigers with 19 points.

The 77th Annual SIAC Tournament is being held at Forbes Arena on the campus of Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia.  The tournament will run through Saturday, March 6, 2010.