GSW Lady Canes basketball welcomes new head coach

Justin Payne announced as Canes new Women’s basketball head coach

GSW Lady Canes basketball welcomes new head coach

AMERCIUS, GA (WALB) - The Georgia Southwestern Lady Canes basketball team has had a tough run these past few years.

But newly named head coach Justin Payne is here to help change that.

Payne is taking over the Lady Canes this upcoming season, and will be making his head coaching debut.

He spent the past 8 years as the assistant women's coach at Nicholls State University.

Payne said Nicholls State started in the same position the Canes are in, and believes he can help turn them around.

“The Women’s program there was 2-28," said Payne. "We took over that program and turned it around. I mean, we were last in the nation in division 1. Turned that program around and nothing ever scared up. A bunch of people say you couldn’t win there. A bunch of people are saying you can’t win here. Well we’re going to show everyone that we can win here.”

Just a week into his new job, Payne has already had a few commits to GSW.

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