2017 marks Tyler's tenth season at the helm of the Eutectic volleyball team. She took over the STLCOP program in 2008 after graduating from Missouri Baptist University in 2007 with a degree in marketing. During her time at MBU, Tyler was team captain and a top American Midwest Conference middle hitter. In addition to coaching at the collegiate level, she has coached USAV Juniors from age 10U to 16U. Tyler also graduated in 2012 from Logan College of Chiropractic with a Doctor of Chiropractic. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her two sons and family and traveling.
Payne transitions this year to the Assistant Sports Information Director while continuing her role as assistant volleyball coach, a position she has held since 2010.
In college, Payne captained the volleyball and softball teams during her senior year at Dominican University and received all-conference honors in softball before graduating in 2006 with a degree in graphic design and photography. She earned her Master of Arts in Coaching and Athletic Administration from Concordia University - Irvine in 2017. In addition to coaching at the collegiate level, she has coached USAV Juniors from age 14U to 18U. She also served as the Eutectics' head softball coach from 2013-2016.
Payne enjoys spending time with her husband and three children.