Hazard High School
Coach Patrick Payne coached both boys’ and girls’ teams to state championships, girls in 1930 and boys in 1932. He is the only Kentucky high school coach to achieve this feat. His teams won 10 regional titles and 86% of the games played (373-91). However, what really made Coach Payne’s career so remarkable was that he also coached the football, baseball, and track teams while teaching chemistry and physics as his day job. He may be the most extraordinary educator/mentor to ever coach in Kentucky. Patrick Payne is a coaching legend whose accomplishments are inspiring.