Coach Hayes brings decades of lacrosse experience to NXT as a player, referee, and coach. He played HS varsity football and lacrosse on Long Island, NY (Lynbrook HS). He played varsity lacrosse and was a four-year letter winner at the U. S. Naval Academy played close defense and started as the face-off specialist freshman year. While waiting for his flight school spot, he coached back at Navy. While in the service, and not flying helicopters, he played club level lacrosse across the country (VA, FL, CO, CA) and was voted MVP in two tournaments as a midfielder (Peach State Tournament, GA and Vail Lacrosse Shootout, CO). He also played a year professionally in the Major Indoor Lacrosse League (MILL) as part of the Baltimore Thunder. While stationed in DC, he coached boys HS lacrosse in Virginia for two years and then became a referee. The past three years, Hayes coached girls lacrosse in New Jersey and is a founder of the Ocean County Girls Lacrosse Club where his daughter played. Hayes has his own company and works in the unmanned aircraft industry.
Former Professional Player, Baltimore Thunder, MILL (Major Indoor Lacrosse League)
U.S. Naval Academy, Captain, 4 Year Letter Winner
Former Coach, U.S. Naval Academy, Varsity Boys HS, VA
Lynbrook HS Long Island, NY, All South Shore, All Nassau County, Captain Senior year
Girls Lacrosse Club Founder, Toms River, NJ, Ocean County LC
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