Health and Movement Faculty

Molly Jones
Molly Jones

Molly Jones '86

Head Women's Basketball Coach and Assistant Athletic Director/Instructor of Health & Fitness

(812) 866-7386


Molly Jones is in her 28th season as a collegiate head coach and in the midst of her 17th on the Panthers' sidelines. Inching toward 400 career victories, she has accumulated a 252-166 record at her alma mater, including a 148-91 (151-91?) record in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference games.

Through the past five seasons, Jones has led Hanover's program to more than 100 victories. Under her guidance, the Panthers have had four consecutive seasons with 20 or more wins (2009-2013), including a school-record 25 wins in 2010-11. Since 2008, Hanover has won more conference games (81) than any other team in the league.

The Panthers have reached the HCAC championship game in six consecutive seasons. Last year's squad finished as the No. 2 seed in conference play with a 14-4 record and fell in the finals of the league tournament.

Jones has coached 22 different all-conference athletes while at Hanover, including two Heartland Conference most valuable players. Last year's squad featured the HCAC freshman of the year, Jessie Davidson.

Jones got her start coaching in 1987 at Marian University and compiled a 134-121 record in 11 seasons with the Knights. As her 28th campaign begins, Jones has compiled a career
record of 386-287.

She and her husband, John, have three children. Kelsey (21), a senior at Hanover, Tyler (18) and Coleman (14).
Lynn Hall
Lynn Hall

Lynn Hall '82

Director of Athletics / Assistant Professor of Health & Fitness

(812) 866-7385


Originally from Tipton, Ind., Lynn Nichols Hall '82 coached volleyball and basketball at Salem High School for five years before returning to her alma mater to teach and coach in 1987. She served as Hanover's head volleyball coach for 12 seasons, earning Conference Coach of the Year three times; Hall also led her teams to three conference championships. She became director of women's athletics in 1996 and was named the first director of athletics for both the men's and women's athletic programs in 1998.

Hall and her husband, Chris, live in Madison, Ind. They are the parents of three sons, Nathan, Nick and Noah.


BA, Hanover College 1982 (History)
MA, Indiana University 1987 (Education)

Teaching Areas / Expertise / Specializations:

Health & Fitness 101
Secondary Methods of PE & Health
Josh Payne
  • Josh Payne
  • Head Men's & Women's Cross Country Coach and Assistant Track Coach/Instructor of Health & Fitness
  • (812) 866-7383
Josh Payne

Josh Payne

Head Men's & Women's Cross Country Coach and Assistant Track Coach/Instructor of Health & Fitness

(812) 866-7383


2011 brought new changes for the Hanover College cross country and track & field programs. Since 1998, Josh Payne served as head coach for both programs but that fall he stepped into an assistant's role with the track & field program.

During his tenure in cross country, Payne has produced 40 all-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference runners, nine all-region honorees and guided the women's team to three HCAC championships. In addition, his athletes have been named NCAA Division III academic all-Americans 30 times.

Payne is a four-time recipient of the Heartland Conference coach-of-the-year honor and has produced four NCAA qualifiers. 2005 saw Leah Peelman become the first All-American with a 7th place finish in the national championship meet.

In track & field, Payne has led 33 athletes to all-conference status, nine athletes to national-qualifying marks and two HCAC most valuable athletes. In 2005, Hanover produced its first NCAA all-American, when Peelman finished fourth in the 10,000-meters at the NCAA Championships during her junior year.

Hanover athletes have also set school records in 25+ events and notched three HCAC records. The 2011 ladies outdoor team won the HCAC Championship for the first time in school history, with Jane Burnell earning Freshman of the Year Honors.

Prior to coming to Hanover, Payne was an assistant at Anderson University, his alma mater. While at Anderson, Payne assisted in coaching multiple all-conference performers and national qualifiers in both cross country and track and field.

As a collegiate student, he was a two-time all-American and a four-time all-conference selection in cross country before graduating with a degree in biology.

In 1996, Payne earned his master's degree in physical education at Eastern Illinois University, where he assisted with the cross country and track & field programs.

Payne, the 1990 Ohio High School Division III state champion in the 1,600-meter and 800-meter runs, resides in Madison with his wife, Jennifer and daughters, Lydia, Mallory and Michaela.
Bryant Stamford
Bryant Stamford

Bryant Stamford

Professor of Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology

(812) 866-7236


Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh; B.S., Slippery Rock State College

Teaching Areas / Expertise / Specializations:

Courses taught: KIP 225, KIP 327, KIP 341, KIP 471
Bill Tereshko
Bill Tereshko

Bill Tereshko

Wellness Coordinator/Assistant Professor of Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology

(812) 866-6750


M.A. Ohio State University; B.S., Muskingum College

Teaching Areas / Expertise / Specializations:

Courses taught: KIP 326, KIP 345, KIP 360

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