|St. Louis BattleHawks|
|Position:||Head coach & General Manager|
|Born:||August 11, 1962|
South Fayette Township, Pennsylvania
|NFL Draft:||1985 / Round: 2 / Pick: 41|
|Career NFL statistics|
Hayes played college football for Iowa from 1982-1984, and was drafted in the 2nd round of the 1985 NFL Draft.. He played for the Kansas City Chiefs (1985–1993) and the Pittsburgh Steelers (1994–1996).
Hayes's coaching career began at Oklahoma under Bob Stoops. While coaching in Norman, the 2000 Oklahoma Sooners football team won the BCS National Championship Game. At Oklahoma, Hayes coached Trent Smith, who was named to the 2001 and 2002 All-Big 12 Conference football team. He joined Marvin Lewis's Cincinnati Bengals staff and won 4 AFC North titles on the way to 7 NFL playoff berths. Hayes also coached several Pro Bowl players; Tyler Eifert (2015), and Jermaine Gresham (2011, 2012),
In January 2018, Hayes was the head coach of the East team in the 2018 East–West Shrine Game.
On April 18, 2019, Hayes was announced as the first head coach of the St. Louis franchise in the revived XFL.
Hayes's son, Jaxson, starred on the 2018–19 Texas Longhorns men's basketball team as a freshman and declared for the 2019 NBA draft. He was selected 8th overall by the Atlanta Hawks in the 2019 NBA Draft before being traded to the New Orleans Pelicans. Hayes's daughter, Jillian, committed as a member of the 2020 recruiting class to play college basketball at the University of Cincinnati. Hayes's wife, Kristi, was a scholarship basketball player at Drake and college women's basketball coach before getting married.
- Matt McMullen (April 19, 2019), A Historical Look at the Chiefs' Second-Round Draft Picks, retrieved October 5, 2019
- Scott Springer (January 8, 2018), For Moeller basketball's Jaxson Hayes and Loveland's Jillian Hayes, mama shoots best, retrieved May 24, 2019
- Brian Davis (February 1, 2019), Raised by two athletic parents, UT's Jaxson Hayes learned the value of playing multiple sports, standing up for yourself, retrieved May 24, 2019
- Emily Caron (April 11, 2019), Texas Forward Jaxson Hayes Declares for 2019 NBA Draft, retrieved May 24, 2019
- Fletcher Page (June 26, 2019), Loveland High's Jillian Hayes commits to Cincinnati Bearcats, coach Michelle Clark-Heard, retrieved June 27, 2019
- Laine, Jenna (August 11, 2017). "Football is family for coaches Jay and Jonathan Hayes". ESPN.
- Career stats at pro-football-reference.com
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