Hays joins Nicholls football staff as running backs coach

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THIBODAUX, La. – Nicholls State University head football coach Tim Rebowe announced Thursday the addition of Brock Hays to the Colonel coaching staff. Hays will serve as the running backs coach.

“Coach Hays is a well-respected coach in the New Orleans area,” Coach Rebowe said. “He’s done a fantastic job at that level and had a goal of coaching in college. He’ll do a good job of recruiting the city; he has a good reputation with the coaches and gets along with the kids extremely well.”

Hays comes to Nicholls after coaching at Louisiana College. While at LC, he served as the defensive line coach, pro scouting liaison and academic liaison.

Hays went to Louisiana College from Edna Karr High School in his hometown of New Orleans, where he served as the defensive line coach, assistant defensive coordinator as well as assistant head coach for the Cougars from 2014-2015. He also acted in a similar role at Edna Karr from 2010-2013 before taking the defensive coordinator position at Miller McCoy Academy in New Orleans for the 2013-2014 school year.

Prior to his first stint at Edna Karr, Hays started his coaching career in 2004 as an offensive line coach at Helen Cox High School in Harvey, La. before switching over to the defensive side of the ball for good in 2007 when he accepted a job as the defensive line coach at New Iberia High School. He returned to his college stomping ground from 2008-2009 for a two-year stint as the defensive line coach and assistant defensive coordinator at Grambling High School.

In addition to a decade of coaching experience, Hays also serves as a recruiting coordinator for New Orleans and California area high schools, using his extensive coaching connections at the high school and professional level to get over 20 of his players to sign college scholarships under his tutelage.

Hays is a 2009 graduate of Grambling State University where he obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology.

The Colonels report for fall camp on August 7. The complete fall schedule will be announced at a later day. For season tickets, please call the Athletics Ticket Office at 985-448-4790 or log on to geauxcolonels.com.

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Jamie Bustos

Jamie Bustos

Director of Media Relations, Nicholls Athletics

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