COACH MIKE | EXCEL SPORTS ENTERTAINMENT BASKETBALL COACH, TRAINER, & REFEREE
Michael Paynes, “Coach Mike”, is a former basketball trainer of several years with collegiate and professional NBA players, has prepared him for a journey of teaching our youth the necessary fundamental skills to become successful basketball players.
Coach Mike’s previous career in Supply-Chain Management within the Automotive Industry has diversified his interests, but not his passion. He’s driven to help children develop, mature, and prosper in life through the game of basketball.
He administers basketball camps, private and semi-private basketball instruction for the youth at Excel Sports Entertainment. His basketball officiating experience includes multiple levels college, semi-pro, and the 2013 NBA Grassroots Officiating Program, since 2007.
His passion to teach basketball skills continues to grow day by day, which fueled the desire to coach youth basketball. This became the birth of Excel Sports Entertainment Club, our 501c3, a non-profit basketball organization and AAU youth basketball program, founded in 2014. One team in 2014 has grown to 8 teams in 2015.
Personal: Michael Paynes. Born in Detroit, Michigan. Spouse: Carolyn. Sons: Clifford, Avery, and Michael. Daughters: Camille and Moriah.
Education: Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration, at Sienna Heights University.
“Don’t get bored with the process of getting better” - Coach Micheal Paynes