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Adrian Hayes is going into his 5th season as head coach for the Colorado Northwestern Community College men’s basketball team. In this his 4th year as head coach Hayes is continuing to build a strong competitive program in Rangely. After taking over the program in 2009-2010 there have several accomplishments of historic proportion. Now that the foundation has been built, Coach Hayes has plans to continue to improve and make a big splash in the Scenic West Athletic Conference (SWAC) this season.
As a former Division I collegiate and professional basketball player, Coach Hayes has gained extensive knowledge of the game. He has worked at various basketball camps alongside some of the country's best coaches and has had the opportunity to coach players of all ages and skill levels. Coach Hayes worked very closely with A.C. Green formerly of the NBA Champion Los Angeles Lakers while assisting him in coaching and conducting basketball drills for players during developmental camps. Prior to that, Coach Hayes has coached several successful AAU basketball teams in Texas. The 2013-14 campaign promises to be filled with excitement.
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Head Coach, Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Head Coach Adrian Hayes is a native of Austin, Texas where, as a player, he led his high school team to their best record in school history while picking up all conference and state honors. Coach Hayes went on to the Division I collegiate level and became a starter for the Northern Arizona University Lumberjacks Men's Basketball Team. He led the Big Sky Conference in blocked shots in 2004, and was among the top shot-blockers in the nation. As a Lumberjack, Adrian Hayes still holds the Big Sky Tournament Championship single game blocks record with 6 blocks. After finishing at Northern Arizona where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology, he pursued his professional career by playing in several summer pro leagues in the Los Angeles area. Adrian also participated in a training camp for the Austin Toros of the National Basketball Development League (NBDL) team in 2004. Adrian played professionally in Ensenada, Mexico for the MEXICAN LIGA NACIONAL DE BASQUETBOL(LNBP). While a serious injury ended his professional career, Coach Hayes came to CNCC in 2008 from Los Angeles, CA with not only a successful career as a basketball player, but he is also a certified Aerobics and Fitness Trainer, which has helped to prepare him for success as the Spartans’ Head Basketball Coach.