2018 Men's Golf
2018 Men's Golf Coaches
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Steven Paine
Head Coach - 4th Season
Alma Mater: Columbus State University

Steven Paine enters his fourth season as the head men's golf coach for Point University.  Paine was named Appalachian Athletics Conference Men's Golf of the Year after leading Point's 2016-17 team to the school's first AAC team championship and Point's first-ever berth in the NAIA National Championships.  He also coached AAC Player of the Year and NAIA All-American Francisco de Oliviera the last three seasons and will coach him again in 2017-18.


Paine, originally from Cape Town, South Africa, served as a graduate assistant for Columbus State during the 2012-13 season. He helped coach the Cougars to the Men's Golf Division II National Championship Tournament in 2013.


He played his collegiate golf at Columbus State University (2008-12). During his first year at for the Cougars he earned NCAA All-Freshman Team honors and NCAA All-American Honorable Mention.


He is a 2012 graduate of Columbus State with a Bachelor's degree in finance.  While serving as a graduate assistant, Paine finished up his post-graduation coursework and earned his Master's degree in Business Administration.


Before journeying to the United States to begin his collegiate career, Paine was a member of the South African U/18 Junior National Team.


Paine married his wife Britney on Sept. 21, 2013, and the Paines have a one-year old son.

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Evan Smith
Assistant Coach - 2nd Season
Alma Mater: Point University

Evan Smith graduated from Point University with a Bachelor's degree in Business Management in May, 2016.  Smith also earned a Green Belt Certification in Six Sigma and sat for the PMP CapM.

Smith was hired by Point University in August, 2016, to be the assistant men’s golf coach and the general manager for the Point University Golf Club.

Before coming to Point, Smith spent five years working in the golf shop and helping to run the junior golf program at the Marietta Country Club in Kennesaw, Georgia.  During this time, Smith was mentored by the Director of Golf, Stephen Keppler, a member of the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame.

Smith attended Harrison High School in Kennesaw, Ga., from 2009-2013, where he was the teammate of Ollie Schniederjans who now competes on the PGA Tour.

Smith’s collegiate playing career began at the University of South Carolina-Lancaster, where in 2013, he was part of a team that competed for the NJCAA National Championship and finished the season as the seventh-ranked golf team in the country.  After one year at USCL, Smith transferred to Point University where he was a three-year letter winner on the golf team and served as team captain during the 2015-16 season, his senior year.

Smith played in a total of six collegiate events at Point University and eight at USCL, and has also caddied in five professional golf tournaments.