Roger Payne completed his 12th season as boatman for UVa in 2015. Before coming to UVa, he worked as the boatman for Wisconsin for 14 years.
In 2012, Payne helped construct one of the Cavaliers' newest boat, the Craig K. Littlepage, dedicated in honor of Virginia's Director of Athletics. The boat was used by the Varsity Eight that won the NCAA Championship less than two months after its dedication.
A 1976 graduate of the University of Washington, Payne rowed lightweight crew for the Huskies and was a four-time Canadian Henley lightweight doubles champion. Payne was also the head women's rowing coach at Oregon State, and worked for Pocock Racing Shells and Owen Racing Shells.
In 1996, Payne was the boatman and assistant coach for the U.S. team at the Nation's Cup (U-23 World Championships). Payne served as boatman for the United States at the 1997 and 1998 Nations Cups. In 1999, Payne was the boatman for the U.S. team at the Pan Am Games. He also worked as the U.S. women's doubles coach at the Midwest Olympic Development Camps (1999-2003).
Payne is an active oarsman and competes in master's events. He and his wife, Kathie, have a son and daughter, Collin and Eva, who both rowed for Wisconsin.
'Hoos Learn Painful Lessons in LossMen's Basketball12/3/16No. 6 Virginia's 24-game winning streak at John Paul Jones Arena ended Saturday with a 66-57 loss to No. 25 West Virginia.Soccer Teams Turn Attention to 2017Men's Soccer12/2/16The Virginia men's and women's soccer teams are fixtures in their respective NCAA tournaments, and 2017 should bring more success for both.Home-Court Advantage Proves Pivotal AgainMen's Basketball12/1/16No. 6 Virginia, which hosts No. 25 West Virginia on Saturday afternoon, has won 24 straight games at John Paul Jones Arena.
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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
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