Just five years after he graduated from USAO, Sam Hayden is back as the assistant baseball coach and is eager to help the program continue to make a strong presence in one of the toughest conferences in the league.
Not only did he earn his bachelor’s degree from USAO, but also USAO provided him with his first coaching opportunity — something he immediately fell in love with. Hayden was a student assistant for the Drover baseball team in 2007 while he was finishing up his degree.
Before that, he caught for two years at Wayland Baptist and two years at Vernon College.
Hayden joins the Drovers from Sul Ross State University, where he served as the assistant baseball coach for two years. Prior to that position, he was the baseball assistant at the University of the Southwest.
Hayden earned his bachelor’s degree in physical education from USAO in 2007 and his master’s degree in health, physical education and recreation from Emporia State University in 2010.
Hayden is married to Jennifer Hayden, USAO’s head women’s basketball coach. Together, they have a daughter, Carlie.
USAO President Dr. John Feaver (left) presents outgoing Chairwoman Molly Tolbert (right) with a gavel in honor for her leadership as chair of the USAO Board of Regents. Tolbert is succeeded by John Nelson (not pictured) of Chickasha.
Regents approved a new $12.3 million budget for the coming year at the University of Science and Arts that is virtually unchanged from last year’s budget. Approved by the State Regents in their June 21 meeting, the new USAO budget includes a 7.1 increase in student tuition and mandatory fees to cover mandatory cost increases, mostly in health insurance and utilities, of nearly $196,000.
To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, noted historian William C. Davis is slated to present The Summer of ’62 as the keynote address for the inaugural Summer History Lecture at 7:30 p.m. on June 19 in Te Ata Memorial Auditorium at the University of Science and Arts.
For William C. Davis, history is not something abandoned to the past. It is a force that touches our lives every day.
The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma awards nine Oklahoma students with the four-year Regents’ Baccalaureate scholarship. They are (top, left to right) Zachary Bridges, Ashlee Brown, Connor Cheek, (bottom, left to right) Jennifer Cornett, Amber Prince and Jessica Watson. Not pictured are Jordan Danser, Natalie Farmer and Tasha Youngblood.
Nine students from across Oklahoma have been awarded the Regents’ Baccalaureate scholarship at the University of Science and Arts where they will attend this fall.
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