Two years after graduating, he introduced himself to new coach Mark Turgeon and asked what Turgeon thought of him getting into coaching. Turgeon, who has made it a point of emphasis to connect with former players in his 18 months on the job, immediately explored a graduate assistant role.
Turgeon described the decision to add Hayes to his staff as “no-brainer,” even if it does cost the program some money to help pay for Hayes to pursue a graduate degree in minority and urban education. In turn, Hayes gets two years to figure out where he would like to go with his career.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Eric Hayes Settling In to Coaching Role
Eric Hayes (2006-10) is settling in as a graduate assistant coach at Maryland, and the Washington Times' always awesome Patrick Stevens has an in depth story about Hayes this week: