Kearse SIAC Volleyball Defender of the Week

Posted by kmay | 09/9/2010 11:10 AM

Atlanta, GA-  Paine College Lady Lion  Janae’ Kearse was selected as Defender of the Week for the Southern Intercollegiate Athletics Conference as they announce their first weekly volleyball superlatives. 

Kearse, a 5'3"  junior from Orangeburg, SC, posted 36 digs and 14 kills in matches against Fort Valley State University and Brewton Parker College. She also had 3 assists, a block, and a service ace.  In addition to playing defensive specialist, Janae’ is also an outside hitter for the Lady Lions.

She helped lead Paine to a 3-0 win over Fort Valley State in the Paine College Invitational held September 3-4, 2010.

SIAC weekly honors will be announced each Tuesday by 5:00 PM throughout the volleyball season.

Cross Country Team Open 2010 Season

Posted by kmay | 09/8/2010 08:30 AM

Augusta, GA- The Paine College Lions and Lady Lions cross country teams are set to open their 2010 season, Saturday morning, September 11th at the Erskine Invitational in Due West, SC.  In addition to the Erskine Invite, the Lions and Lady Lions will remain on the road for the month of September, taking a trip to Macon, GA for Mercer University Invite, September 18th, and then to Aiken, SC for the Bridgestone Pacer Invite, September 25th. 

The Lions and Lady Lions will compete in the HBCU classic in Raleigh, NC October 1-2, 2010 and then return home to host their own P.C. Invitational October 6, 2010.   On the road again, the cross country teams will run October 16th in the Asics Fall Classic at Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC and October 22nd, in Orangeburg, SC at Claflin University to complete the season before participating in the SIAC Conference meet, November 5, 2010 in Jonesboro, GA.

Currently, the cross country teams are being coached by Willie Adams.



Paine Lady Lions Volleyball Open 2010 Season

Posted by kmay | 09/3/2010 07:30 AM

Augusta, GA- The Paine College Lady Lions will open their 2010 volleyball season today September 3, 2010, as they host their 24th annual volleyball invitational. Along with the Lady Lions, the Barons from Brewton Parker College and the Wildcats of Fort Valley State University will be in attendance.
The Lady Lions return to the court finishing the 2009 season with an 18-13 overall record, and 11-7 record in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, finishing 3rd in the eastern division. The Lady Lions will return all starters including 2nd team pre-season conference player, sophomore Victoria Claytor, who recorded 401 kills in the 2009 season, and SIAC pre-season  Libero, junior Fernisha McMillian.

The two day tournament will be held in Carter Gymnasium, and commence with the Lady Lions hosting Fort Valley State University at 2:00 PM, in Carter Gymnasium, followed by the Lady Lions taking on Brewton Parker College at 4:00 PM, and the day ending with Fort Valley State University and Brewton Parker College facing each other at 6:00 PM.

Games will begin on Saturday, September 4, 2010 at 8:00 AM with Paine College and Fort Valley State University going head to head again, followed by Brewton Parker and Fort Valley State University at 10:00 AM, and Paine College and Brewton Parker at 12:00 Noon.
The Lady Lions are coached by Selina B. Kohn, and assisted by Zack Howard.

Paine to host 2nd Annual Golf Tournament with Senior PGA Pro Jim Dent

Posted by ncarter | 08/26/2010 10:58 AM

AUGUSTA, GA) - Paine College invites golfers to the 2nd  Annual Paine College Golf Tournament on Monday, August 30, 2010 at Jones Creek Golf Club in Evans, Georgia. Last year, the tournament raised more than $22, 000 to benefit Paine College golf scholarships and this year the committee plans to raise a lot more.

Golfers who participate will be playing for a worthy cause. All of the proceeds from this tournament will benefit the Paine College Golf Program and golf scholarships. Senior PGA Golfer, Jim Dent will play in the tournament.  Golfers and guests will have a chance to meet and share the course with Dent.  Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and a complimentary Callaway Demo will take place from 8:45 a.m.- 10:30 a.m.

Shotgun start time is 11:00 a.m. Contest include beat the pro, closest to the pin, longest drive, and hole-in-one. Participants can also look forward to a silent auction, raffles and first, second and third place team prizes. Jones Creek Golf Club will provide brunch for registered golfers and volunteers and Outback Steakhouse will provide dinner during the 19th Hole Reception.

“Partnering with Paine College to increase scholarships for deserving student athletes demonstrates the  community’s strong commitment and willingness to invest in our competitive golf program,” said George C. Bradley, president of Paine College. “Building a robust scholarship fund increases access to a quality education.”

All guest and golfers will have a chance to meet members of the Paine College Golf Team at the 19th Hole Reception.  "The support of the CSRA community from year to year is outstanding," said Hoover Johnson, Jr.,  head golf coach. "My team and I appreciate everything and they play harder because they know the College and the community is backing them 100 percent."

Sponsors such as Phoenix Printing, Double Tree Hotel, Georgia Bank & Trust, Coca-Cola Bottling, Jim Hudson Lexus, Double Tree Hotels, P.F. Changs China Bistro, Outback Steakhouse, Jones Creek Golf Club, and WJBF News Channel 6 support this worthy cause.

Media attending the tournament must report to the registration station to obtain passes. To secure passes in advance, contact Natasha Carter at (706) 396-7591. For more information about the tournament, contact Frances Wimberly at  (706) 821-8233 or (706) 564-3717 on tournament day. Visit to view 2nd Annual Paine College Golf Tournament Sponsors.

TOURNAMENT HISTORY: The Office of Institutional Advancement decided to actively engage the Augusta community to help the Paine College Golf program evolve into a regionally and nationally ranked team. Brandon P. Brown, Vice President of Institutional Advancement, and Frances D. Wimberly, Assistant Vice President of Institutional Advancement worked hard to form a committee for the Inaugural Paine College Golf Tournament. The Institutional Advancement staff decided to engage people with knowledge of golf as well as proud Paineites to assist with the organizing duties of the tournament. Kenneth D. Larry, an avid golfer and proud Paine College supporter, joined the committee as chair. Through Larry’s leadership, many others joined the committee to including the honorary chair, PGA tournament player Jim Dent. The committee held its first meeting in April 2009.

Tournament Format
    •    Threesome Lauderdale Play – Captains Choice (A and B flights –1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes)

Tournament Event Schedule
    •    Sunday, August 29, 2010
    ◦    6:00 PM - Paring Party

    •    Monday, August 30, 2010
    ◦    8:30 - 10:30 AM - Registration
    ◦    8:45 - 10:45 AM - Callaway Demo Complimentary golf lessons by golf pros
    ◦    10:00 AM - Brunch
    ◦    11:00 AM - Shotgun Start

For more information about the tournament or Paine College Golf Program visit WWW.PAINE.EDU/GOLF

Paine golf tournment builds on success

Posted by ncarter | 07/21/2010 04:37 AM

Story by David Westin
The Augusta Chronicle

July 20--Last year's inaugural Paine College Golf Tournament was such a rousing success -- the event raised nearly $25,000 for the Lions' golf program -- that it seemed it would be hard to top in 2010.

It appears that won't be a problem. The second annual tournament, set for Aug. 31 at Jones Creek Golf Club, already has another full field of 50 three-man teams, and sponsorship money is up from this time last year.

The field filled up last week. The cost was $300 per three-man team, or $100 for an individual.

"We've got a standby list again," said Kenny Larry, who is back as the chairman of the tournament committee.

Sponsorships are still being accepted. Anyone interested in sponsorships or getting on the waiting list should contact Paine College at (706) 821-8233.

With sponsorship money ahead of last year's pace, thanks in part to a $3,500 donation from one area foundation, the tournament is setting a goal of $50,000 raised for the golf program.

Last year's money went for golf equipment, range finders, scholarships, assisting in recruiting and to cover expenses to send the team to the PGA Minority Golf Championships.

The Paine College Golf Tournament started in response to the fact the Paine team qualified for the minority tournament in 2008, but the trip was canceled, with the school citing lack of funds.

In the wake of an outpouring of public support after word got out about the problem, Frances Wimberly and other Paine officials thought a benefit tournament might help out. It certainly has.

"The tournament is doing very, very well," Larry said.

The tournament is using the same format as last year: a three-man captain's choice. Augusta native and Champions Tour winner Jim Dent will return as honorary chairman and play.

The interest in keeping the tournament strong doesn't surprise Wimberly, who is the assistant vice president of institutional advancement at Paine.

"Many of the people I've talked to so far talked to people who participated in the tournament last year. They like the format," she said. "When I went to talk to sponsors, some were ready."

The only problem so far is a good one. Only 50 teams can go off in the afternoon shotgun start. The course can't handle any more players.

"Because of the response, we're looking at going to a double shotgun start (one in the morning and one in the afternoon) next year," Larry said.

Dent, who attended Paine College before becoming a touring pro, is one of the biggest backers of the tournament. Last year, he had two teams of family members. He turned down complimentary slots and paid for the teams himself. The Tampa, Fla., resident will do the same this year.

"Jim just loves that we're able to have a tournament like this where he's honorary chairman," said Larry, who visited with Dent recently when he was in town. "He feels like he's giving back to the community and he is. His name is a draw."

When Larry was asked to be the committee chairman last year, he said he would only do the first two events, then step aside. It looks like he'll be back next year.

"Frances said, 'Just do it one more year, Ken,' " Larry said. "I told them I'd see. I probably will. It's a lot of work, but it's really rewarding."

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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.

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