As good as Wayne was at playing basketball, he was even better at playing baseball. Rarely did someone get a hit off him when he was pitching. He played for the Braves during the 1965 Babe Ruth season in Albany. "The third straight one-hitter he pitched against the Mets marked his fourth shutout in six games (up to that point)," wrote Al Cross in the Clinton County News.
In college, Wayne lettered in baseball at Berea, where in 1970 he became one of only ten Mountaineers to be honored as one of the 'Outstanding College Athletes in America.
He coached girls basketball at Wayne County for sixteen years, winning eight district championships, two regional championships, seven district runners-up and three regional runners-up. He is a member of the Wayne County Hall of Fame and the 12th Region Hall of Fame.