2018 Men's Golf
Steven Paine Image
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.

2018 Men's Golf Roster
Roster for 2018 Men's Golf Team
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.Wt.HometownPrevious School
Oliver BakerFR  London, England
Francisco de OliveiraSR  Algarve, Portugal
Jacob EllisonSR  Milton, Ga.Milton High School
Sebastian FynboeFR  Denmark
Kaine GibsonSR  Whitfield, Ga.Whitfield High School
Brayton GinerisJR  McDonough, Ga.Ola High School
Tanner LeeFR  Newnan, Ga.Northgate High School
Maddux LytleSR  Newnan, Ga.Northgate High School
Joao MagalhaesJR  Porto, Portugal
Drew McCullersFR  Locust Grove, Ga.Luella High School
Joshua NewmanSO  Kent, EnglandOasis Academy Hextable
Joao Pinto BastoJR  Lisbon, Portugal
Ruan PretoriusFR  Bloemfontein, South Africa
Garret SmithFR  Harris, Ga.Harris County High School
Will SorrellsFR  Winder, Ga.Barrow High School
Will TillerFR  Peachtree CityStarrs Mill High School
Blake WatsonSO  Newnan, Ga.Landmark Christian School
Eric WoworFR  Johannesburg, South Africa
Steven Paine Image
Head Coach
4th season
Alma Mater - Columbus State University
Evan Smith Image
Assistant Coach
2nd season
Alma Mater - Point University