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Courtesy: AAMU Sports Information

Hayes resigns as AAMU MBB coach

Release: 03/14/2017

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Alabama A&M men's basketball head coach Willie Hayes has announced his resignation, effective immediately.

Hayes, who played at Alabama A&M, was head coach for six seasons and accumulated a record of 53-118.

Hayes also served 16 seasons as Vann Pettaway’s top assistant after a stellar career on The Hill.

In 116 games as a player, Hayes averaged 14.6 points, 2.5 rebounds, 5.8 assists and 2.0 steals per game. He shot 47.4 percent from the floor, 35.3 percent from three-point range and 62.2 percent from the free throw line for his career. During his senior season, Hayes averaged 24 points, seven assists, and five rebounds per outing. Total, he tallied 1,688 points in the Maroon & White.

"We thank Coach Hayes for his service and commitment to Alabama A&M University," Director of Athletics Bryan Hicks said. "We wish him the best in his future endeavors."

A search for a replacement will begin immediately.