School: Dillon High School
Location: Dillon, S.C.
Career Highlights: In 18 years as head coach, Hayes has guided the Wildcats to 11 regional crowns, five Lower State titles and consecutive South Carolina Class 2A championships in 2008 and 2009. His individual accomplishments include 1993 South Carolina Turnaround Coach of the Year and 2009 South Carolina Class 2A Coach of the Year.
Community Service: Concerned about the lack of funding for local schools and lack of opportunities for local youth, Hayes won a seat in the South Carolina House of Representatives in 1998 on the campaign platform of "Putting Kids First." Twelve years later, he still represents the 55th District and also serves as chairman of the Dillon Democratic Party.