Got the solve!
Silas Merlin over in the 3d Coat Discord helped me out.
3d coat discord: https://discordapp.com/invite/014EEW9TajlBYvRg9
Although I have the latest drivers for my GTX 1080 ti video card, there are two sets of drivers. One that is "Game Ready" and another that is "Studio". I had the game ready one instead of the studio. This paired with going into 3D coat and adjusting the vertical synchronization did the trick!
In 3d coat go to:
Edit > preferences, and there check the box "vertical synchronization"