Jeremy Payne has been selected to lead Eastern University Men's Soccer following the retirement of 19-year head Coach Mark Wagner. Payne has served on Eastern's coaching staff for two years as an assistant.
He joined the Eastern University Men's Soccer coaching staff in 2015 after a very successful career as a midfielder/forward for the Messiah College Falcons. In four years with the Falcons, Payne won two National Championships, was a three-time First-Team All-American (NSCAA & D3Soccer), was named the D3Soccer Midfielder of the Year twice, D3Soccer Forward of the Year once and NSCAA National Player of the Year in both 2012 and 2014. Payne also played in the PDL with the Southern West Virginia King's Warriors.
In the classroom, Payne studied business administration and was a member of the MAC Academic All-Conference team in 2013, 2014. At Eastern, Payne is working on an MBA.
Payne's coaching experience includes working the Messiah College and U.S. Naval Academy soccer camps for four years as well as coaching the Mechanicsburg Middle School junior high boy's soccer team. He also coaches club soccer at Penn Fusion.