Shay Hayes was named the head coach of Louisburg College women’s basketball in July, 2013. Hayes comes to LC from George Washington University where she was an assistant coach for one season.
Previous to her stint at George Washington, Hayes spent two seasons working the bench at East Carolina University where she helped guide the Pirates to a 28-34 record, including back-to-back appearances in the Conference USA Championship quarterfinals. While in Greenville, Hayes was heavily involved with the Pirate’s recruiting, monitored student-athlete academic progress and coordinated alumni involvement.
Prior to returning to her alma mater, Hayes spent 12 seasons as a high school girls' basketball coach in North Carolina. While at Holly Springs High School (06-10) Hayes was instrumental in developing and implementing the athletic programs 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.
Coach Hayes also spent time at Farmville Central High School (98-06) as 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 had a successful playing career at East Carolina University, earning four letters (94-98) and leading the team in steals during the 97-98 campaign. During her junior year she helped the Pirates reach the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament title game.
Hayes earned her bachelor's degree in exercise sports science from ECU and her master's degree in athletic administration and Teacher's Certification `M'.