Sam Hayden Assistant Baseball Coach

Sam Hayden

Assistant Baseball Coach
Room 108 | Physical Education Building


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.  Sam has been a member of the USAO faculty since 2012.

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. Sam 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.

Sam 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.

Sam Hayden is married to Jennifer Hayden, USAO’s head women’s basketball coach. Together, they have a daughter, Carlie.


  • Master’s in Health, Physical Education and Recreation, Emporia State University, 2010
  • BS, Physical Education, University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, 2007