Sam HaydenAssistant Baseball Coach
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.