Burrall Paye has been developing young basketball players’ skills for more than 30 years. He is considered one of the game’s best teachers.
Coach Paye enjoyed winning seasons in 36 of the 37 years that he coached. During his career his teams won 64 championships, he was twice honored as State Coach of the Year, and he was named Outstanding Coach by the National Federation Interscholastic Coaches Association in 1985.
Retired since 1996, Coach Paye shares his expertise through his speaking and writing. He has spoken at major clinics in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Europe. He has written 12 full-length basketball books and hundreds of articles for national basketball magazines.
Paye earned his master’s degree in 1965 from the University of Tennessee. He is a member of the National High School Coaches Association and the Virginia High School Coaches Association. He lives in Roanoke, Virginia, with his wife, Nancy.
Patrick Paye is an assistant basketball coach at Elizabeth City State University, an NCAA Division II member of the CIAA. Patrick has never been part of a losing season as a player or in his 23 years of high school and collegiate coaching. He built two traditionally losing programs into playoff teams and regional champions and holds Northeastern High School’s record for most wins as a coach. Patrick resides with his son, Rylan, in Grandy, North Carolina.