Sean Hayes with UGA's Charles Mann
May 8, 2014
ATHENS ---- Sean Hayes, Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at Georgia, will receive the highest honor bestowed by his national professional organization on Thursday evening.
Hayes will be named Master Strength and Conditioning Coach by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association at its annual conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. He is one of 23 to earn the distinction in 2014.
“This is an incredible honor for Sean,” said CSCCa Executive Director, Dr. Chuck Stiggins. “Being named a Master Strength and Conditioning Coach signifies a commitment to the student athlete, the University of Georgia Athletics Program, and the strength and conditioning profession. We are honored to have Coach Hayes as a member of our association and to have him join the ranks of the Master Strength and Conditioning Coaches. He is truly a model of an outstanding strength and conditioning professional.”
Candidates for this honor must meet several criteria set forth by the CSCCa. Most prominent among them is a minimum of 12 years of experience as a full-time strength and conditioning coach on the collegiate and/or professional level.
Hayes joined the UGAAA in August of 2010. In his current capacity, he oversees all aspects of the Bulldog basketball strength and conditioning program, and he also works with the Georgia volleyball and women's golf programs.
Before coming to Georgia, Hayes had worked in a similar capacity for the NFL's Buffalo Bills, as well as Harvard University, Tulsa, his alma mater Springfield College, Yale and Boston University.