A familiar face to Rollins basketball and joining the
coaching staff for the 2011-12 season is Joe Hayes. The former high school and
community college coach has been a mainstay at Tom Klusman basketball camps and
will be assisting the Tars in all aspects of the program this season.
Hayes started his career as an assistant coach at
Tallahassee Community College from 1993-91, and then took over the Hollywood
Christian High School program for the 1997-98 season. He returned to TCC for
the next two years before finding success as the helm of the Apalachiola High
School program. From 2001-06, Hayes rolled up a record of 131-22, earning five
district titles and making two state finals appearances. In 2002, he was named
the FHSAA 1A Coach of the Year.
After Apalachiole, Hayes took over at Bishop Moore High
School in Orlando, posting a record of 44-37 from 2008-11.
Hayes was an All-State point guard at Atwater Academy and
graduated from Florida State with a B.S. in History in 1997.