Figure Skating Coaching Staff
Tatiana PayneAssociate Coach
College: Liberty University
Start Date: 8-1-09
Tatiana Payne has previously served as the head coach of the Liberty University Figure Skating team since it's inception in 2009 and is now please to continue serving as the Associate Coach. She is a USFSA double gold medalist in Moves in the Field & Freeskate who has been skating for 25 years and has over 16 years of coaching experience. Tatiana is a northern New York native who spent her younger years training in Montreal, QB and Lake Placid, NY with many world-renowned coaches. She is a professional member of U.S. Figure Skating, the Professional Skaters Association and is a registered CER Catagory A credentialed coach.
During her time as head coach, she has had the privilege of coaching 100+ liberty university figure skaters and has been an integral part of Liberty hosting four USFSA intercollegiate sectional competitions at our home facility, the LaHaye Ice Center. Tatiana is continually striving to grow the skating program at Liberty University through multiple means of recruiting and is working to establish Liberty University as a respected name amongst the nations best collegiate figure skating and synchronized skating programs.
Tatiana is married to her husband of 5 years, Joshua Payne. They reside in Lynchburg, VA and have two small dogs and a bird.