Bill Hayes (American football)

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Bill Hayes
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Hayes as North Carolina Central athletics director
Biographical details
Born (1943-06-01) June 1, 1943 (age 76)
Durham, North Carolina
Playing career
1961–1964North Carolina Central
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1973–1975Wake Forest (RB)
1976–1987Winston-Salem State
1988–2002North Carolina A&T
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
2003–2007North Carolina Central
2007–2009Florida A&M
2010–2014Winston-Salem State
Head coaching record
Tournaments1–2 (NCAA D-II playoffs)
1–2 (NCAA D-I-AA playoffs)
Accomplishments and honors
2 Black college football national (1990, 1999)
3 CIAA (1977–1978, 1987)
3 MEAC (1991–1992, 1999)
5 CIAA Southern Division (1983–1987)
MEAC Coach of the Year (1991, 1999)
North Carolina Central University Athletic Hall of Fame
Winston-Salem State University Clarence Athletic Hall of Fame
North Carolina A&T State University Sports Hall of Fame
Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Hall of Fame

William Hayes (born June 1, 1943) is a former American football coach and college athletics administrator. He retired as the athletic director at Winston-Salem State University in 2014. Hayes served as the head football coach at Winston-Salem State from 1976 to 1987 and at North Carolina A&T State University from 1988 to 2003, compiling a career college football record of 195–104–2. In 27 seasons as a head coach, Hayes has the distinction of being the winningest coach at both football programs. He is an alumnus of North Carolina Central University.

Coaching career[edit]

Hayes started his coaching career as a running backs coach on the coaching staff at Wake Forest University, from 1973 to 1975, making him the first African-American coach in the Atlantic Coast Conference. At the Division II level at Winston-Salem State, the Rams under Hayes won three Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) titles, and made two Division II playoff appearances, in 1978 and 1987. At North Carolina A&T on the Division I-AA level, the Aggies under Hayes won three Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) titles and made two Division I-AA playoff appearances, in 1992 and 1999. The Aggies also appeared in the now defunct post-season HBCU bowl game, the Heritage Bowl in 1991.

Hayes coached a number of players who went to play in the NFL or CFL: Timmy Newsome (running back), Donald Evans (defensive end), and Anthony Blaylock (defensive back) from Winston-Salem State, and Jamain Stephens (offensive lineman), Curtis Deloatch (defensive back), Maurice Hicks (running back), Michael Basnight (running back), Jamal Jones (wide receiver), Junius Coston (offensive line), Qasim Mitchell (offensive lineman) from North Carolina A&T.

Administrative career[edit]

Hayes became a university administrator after he ended his coaching career. He served as athletic director at his alma mater, North Carolina Central University in Durham, North Carolina, from 2003 to 2007, Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida from December 2007 to December 2009, and Winston-Salem State University from 2010 to 2014.

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Winston-Salem State Rams (Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1976–1987)
1976 Winston-Salem State 4–6 4–4 T–5th
1977 Winston-Salem State 11–1 8–0 1st L Gold Bowl
1978 Winston-Salem State 11–1 8–0 1st L NCAA Division II Semifinal
1979 Winston-Salem State 8–2–1 6–1–1 T–2nd
1980 Winston-Salem State 5–5 5–2 T–3rd
1981 Winston-Salem State 5–5 4–3 2nd (Southern)
1982 Winston-Salem State 3–7 2–5 T–4th (Southern)
1983 Winston-Salem State 8–2–1 6–0–1 1st (Southern)
1984 Winston-Salem State 9–2 7–0 1st (Southern)
1985 Winston-Salem State 9–2 6–1 1st (Southern)
1986 Winston-Salem State 7–4 7–0 1st (Southern)
1987 Winston-Salem State 9–3 8–0 1st (Southern) L NCAA Division II Quarterfinal
Winston-Salem State: 89–40–2 71–16–2
North Carolina A&T Aggies (Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) (1988–2002)
1988 North Carolina A&T 2–9 2–4 T–5th
1989 North Carolina A&T 5–6 2–4 6th
1990 North Carolina A&T 9–2 5–1 2nd
1991 North Carolina A&T 9–3 5–1 T–1st
1992 North Carolina A&T 9–3 5–1 1st L NCAA Division I-AA First Round
1993 North Carolina A&T 8–3 3–3 T–4th
1994 North Carolina A&T 6–5 3–3 T–3rd
1995 North Carolina A&T 4–7 2–4 T–4th
1996 North Carolina A&T 8–3 4–3 T–3rd
1997 North Carolina A&T 7–4 3–4 5th
1998 North Carolina A&T 8–3 5–3 T–4th
1999 North Carolina A&T 11–2 8–0 1st L NCAA Division I-AA Quarterfinal
2000 North Carolina A&T 8–3 6–2 T–2nd
2001 North Carolina A&T 8–3 5–3 T–3rd
2002 North Carolina A&T 4–8 2–6 T–7th
North Carolina A&T: 106–64 60–42
Total: 195–104–2
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title or championship game berth


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