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Alabama A&M coach Willie Hayes resigns


Alabama A&M head coach Willie Hayes reacts in the first half against New Mexico in an NCAA basketball game in Albuquerque, N.M., Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013. New Mexico won 88-52. (AP Photo/Eric Draper)


Following a 2-27 season, Alabama A&M coach Willie Hayes resigned, effective immediately, the university announced on Tuesday evening.

“We thank Coach Hayes for his service and commitment to Alabama A&M University,” Alabama A&M Director of Athletics Bryan Hicks said in a press release. “We wish him the best in his future endeavors.”

Hayes was in his sixth season as the head coach. He had a 54-121 (37-71 SWAC) record during his time with the Bulldogs. Hayes was promoted in 2011 after serving as an assistant coach since 1995. He was a standout player for Alabama A&M, earning All American honors in 1988 and 1989 when the program was still a Division II member. He was inducted into the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 2001.