Colonials Add Two Guards, One Post Player During Early Signing Period
2012 District High School Coach of the Year Also Spent Time at Maryland, American
"We are excited to welcome Shay Hayes to the GW women's basketball family," head coach Jonathan Tsipis said. "Her experiences as a player as well as a championship-level coach match the expectations we have for our student-athletes at the George Washington University. She is a rising star in the collegiate coaching ranks with her strong work ethic and connections in the DMV and North Carolina. Shay's background in teaching will serve her well in relating and motivating our student-athletes."
Hayes' primary responsibilities with the Colonials will include working with the post players, as well as recruiting, player development and on-floor coaching.
"The opportunity ahead of me at George Washington is very exciting, as Coach Tsipis has this program primed for success," Hayes said. "I'm honored and privileged to have the chance to join GW Athletics at a time when the entire department is already accomplishing great things, with the best yet to come."
Hayes helped guide the Pirates to a 28-34 record in her two seasons at ECU, including back-to-back appearances in the Conference USA Championship quarterfinals. While in Greenville, Hayes served as the Pirates' recruiting coordinator and was also responsible for monitoring student-athlete academic progress and coordinating alumni involvement.
Prior to returning to her alma mater, Hayes spent 12 seasons as a high school varsity girls' basketball coach in North Carolina. While at Holly Springs High School from 2006-10, Hayes was instrumental in developing and implementing the athletic program for the new school, serving as assistant athletic director, health department chair and a health and physical education teacher, as well as the head coach for girls' track and field, boys' and girls' cross country and girls' volleyball.
In her time at Farmville Central High School from 1998-2006, Hayes was an assistant athletic director for her last two years, as well as a health and physical education teacher. As the Jaguars' head girls' basketball coach, she led her team to the North Carolina 2A state title in 2006 and regional titles and state championship game appearances in 2003 and 2004. Farmville Central was also the regional runner-up in 2005. Additionally, Hayes led the volleyball team to a regional title and state championship game appearance in 2005. Hayes was named the 2006 North Carolina 2A Coach of the Year, as well as the Daily Reflector Pitt County Coach of the Year from 2003-06.
Hayes enjoyed a successful playing career at ECU, earning four letters from 1994-98 and leading the team in steals during the 1997-98 campaign, and she helped the Pirates reach the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament title game in 1997.
Hayes earned her bachelor's degree in exercise sports science from East Carolina in 1998 and her master's degree in athletic administration and Teacher's Certification `M' license from ECU in 2002.
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