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Don Stopa
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Phone: (919) 497-3301
Email: dstopa@louisburg.edu

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 18, 2013

SHAY HAYES NAMED AS LADY 'CANES HEAD BASKETBALL COACH

LOUISBURG, NC - Louisburg College Director of Athletics Michael Holloman announced Tuesday that Denitra "Shay" Hayes has been hired as the Lady 'Canes head basketball coach.

"Shay will be a great role model for our players and an asset to Louisburg College," said Holloman. "She will bring a lot of different experiences to our women's basketball program, from being a college player, to a successful high school head coach and most recently a D1 assistant coach. I am looking forward to her leading our basketball program."

Hayes comes to Louisburg after one year as an assistant coach at The George Washington University, an NCAA Division I program. Prior to her year at GWU, Hayes spent two seasons as an assistant coach at her alma mater, East Carolina University, where she also lettered for four years leading the Pirates to a Colonial Athletic Association Tournament title game in 1997.

Prior to her collegiate coaching experience, Coach Hayes roamed the sidelines for 12 years at the high school level, splitting her time at a pair of North Carolina high schools, Farmville Central and Holly Springs. While at Farmville, she led the team to a 2A State Championship in 2006 and was honored as the North Carolina 2A State Coach of the Year.