Athletic Department Fax: (812) 866-6818
Meet Director: Josh Payne

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.
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Tony Carlton
Carter Cloyd
Carter Cloyd

Carter Cloyd

Director of News Services

(812) 866-7010


Member of the Hanover staff since 1989.


Purdue University, 1989
B.S. Public Relations
B.S. Advertising


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
John Jones
John Jones

John Jones

Associate Athletic Director/Assistant Women's Basketball Coach/Horner Center Coordinator

(812) 866-7382


John Jones is in his 10th season as an assistant coach for the Panthers.

A former player at Marian College (Ind.), Jones has collected more than 15 years experience as a teacher, coach and administrator at the secondary and collegiate levels.

Jones has a dual role at Hanover, also serving as associate athletic director. Prior to joining the Hanover athletic department staff, he served three years as athletic director at Southwestern High School in Hanover.

He graduated from Marian in 1991.
Brian Power
Brian Power

Brian Power

Head Men's and Women's Track Coach and Assistant Sports Information Director

(812) 866-6817


Brian Power joined the Hanover College athletic department staff in 2011 to lead the Panthers' men's and women's track & field programs.

Under Power, the women's track & field team has won two indoor track & field Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference championships. The team also claimed a third-straight Heartland Conference championship during the 2013 outdoor season. The conference named Power its 2012 and 2013 HCAC women's track & field coach of the year for both the indoor and outdoor seasons.

During the 2013-14 season, the Panthers set 10 school records led by then-junior Briahna Chambers' national qualifying mark of 5.67 meters (18'07.25"). Chambers was the first Hanover College field athlete to qualify for the NCAA DIII championship and the second Hanover athlete ever to do so. Five women earned All-HCAC honors, while eight earned Second Team All-HCAC honors. On the men's side, one student earned All-HCAC, while four earned Second Team All-HCAC honors.

In 2013, the Panthers swept the both the men's and women's freshman of the year honors for indoor and outdoor. Chambers set 10 new records and was the HCAC outdoor female track athlete of the year. This was the third consecutive season a Hanover student won that honor.

Led by Chambers, the Panthers broke 30 school records during the 2012-13 season. Under Power's tutelage, one of the men earned All-HCAC honors, while five were Second Team All-HCAC. Eight women earned All-HCAC honors and three more were named Second Team All-HCAC.

During the 2012 outdoor season, Power coached three All-HCAC athletes, one honorable mention HCAC athlete and the women's freshman track athlete of the year.

He comes to Hanover after serving as track & field and cross country coach at the International School of Indiana since 2007. His teams yielded 18 academic all-state athletes, three all-state cross country runners and a sectional champion.

He is a 2003 graduate of DePauw University. While at DePauw, Power was a four-year member of the track & field and cross country squads. He earned the cross country team's Coaches Award in 2002.

Power also has completed course work for a master's degree in English literature at Eastern Illinois University.

Coach Power serves as the USTFCCCA Great Lakes women's cross country representative.

He is a USTFCCCA Certified Track & Field Coach.


DePauw University/B.A.
Eastern Illinois/M.A.