It pays to be Hayes

Former A&T coach Hayes headed to Florida A&M

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — William “Bill” Hayes is moving from athletics director at North Carolina Central to the same position at Florida A&M.

The hiring of Hayes, a 1965 North Carolina Central graduate and native of Durham, N.C., will be effective Jan. 2, Florida A&M said Tuesday.

Hayes is getting a three-year contract worth $175,000 annually, officials said. He will replace Nelson Townsend, who resigned last month when Florida A&M fired its entire football staff.

Hayes was hired at North Carolina Central in 2003 by then-chancellor James Ammons, now president of Florida A&M.

Hayes also has been a head football coach, winning 195 games and six conference championships in his career at Winston-Salem State and N.C. A&T.

Looking back a few years you have to wonder, “What happens if Hayes stays at N.C. A&T”?( thinking out loud)