Jonathan Hayes

American football player and coach (born 1962)

American football player
Jonathan Hayes
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Hayes in 2013
Dallas Renegades
Position:Co-Offensive Coordinator
Personal information
Born: (1962-08-11) August 11, 1962 (age 60)
South Fayette Township, Pennsylvania
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:248 lb (112 kg)
Career information
High school:South Fayette (PA)
NFL Draft:1985 / Round: 2 / Pick: 41
Career history
As a player:
As a coach:
Career highlights and awards
As coach
Career NFL statistics
Receiving yards:1,718
Head coaching record
Regular season:XFL: 3–2 (.600)
Player stats at · PFR

Jonathan Michael Hayes (born August 11, 1962) is an American football coach and former tight end who is currently offensive coordinator of the Dallas Renegades of the XFL. He previously served as the tight ends coach for Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League (NFL).

Playing career

Hayes played college football for Iowa from 1982 to 1984, and was drafted in the 2nd round of the 1985 NFL Draft.[1] He played for the Kansas City Chiefs (1985–1993) and the Pittsburgh Steelers (1994–1996).

Coaching career


Hayes's coaching career began at Oklahoma under Bob Stoops. While coaching in Norman, the 2000 Oklahoma Sooners football team won the BCS National Championship Game. At Oklahoma, Hayes coached Trent Smith, who was named to the 2001 and 2002 All-Big 12 Conference football team.

Cincinnati Bengals

Hayes joined Marvin Lewis's Cincinnati Bengals staff in 2003 and won 4 AFC North titles on the way to 7 NFL playoff berths. Hayes also coached several Pro Bowl players; Tyler Eifert (2015), and Jermaine Gresham (2011, 2012),

In January 2018, Hayes was the head coach of the East team in the 2018 East–West Shrine Game.

St. Louis BattleHawks

On April 18, 2019, Hayes was announced as the first head coach and general manager of the St. Louis BattleHawks franchise in the revived XFL.

Dallas Renegades

On June 9, 2022, Dallas Renegades head coach Bob Stoops hired Hayes to serve as his offensive coordinator for the 2023 XFL season.[2]

Head coaching record


Team Year Regular season Postseason
Won Lost Ties Win % Finish Won Lost Win % Result
STL 2020 3 2 0 .600 T-1st in XFL East 0 0 .000 TBD
Total 3 2 0 .600 0 0 .000

Personal life

Hayes's son, Jaxson,[3][4] starred on the 2018–19 Texas Longhorns men's basketball team as a freshman and declared for the 2019 NBA draft. He was selected 8th overall by the Atlanta Hawks in the 2019 NBA Draft before being traded to the New Orleans Pelicans.[5] Hayes's daughter, Jillian, committed as a member of the 2020 recruiting class to play college basketball at the University of Cincinnati.[6] Hayes's wife, Kristi, was a scholarship basketball player at Drake and college women's basketball coach before getting married.


  1. ^ Matt McMullen (April 19, 2019), A Historical Look at the Chiefs' Second-Round Draft Picks, retrieved October 5, 2019
  2. ^ Seifert, Kevin (June 9, 2022). "Longtime NFL DC Williams among XFL assistants". Retrieved June 21, 2022.
  3. ^ Scott Springer (January 8, 2018), For Moeller basketball's Jaxson Hayes and Loveland's Jillian Hayes, mama shoots best, retrieved May 24, 2019
  4. ^ Brian Davis (February 1, 2019), Raised by two athletic parents, UT's Jaxson Hayes learned the value of playing multiple sports, standing up for yourself, retrieved May 24, 2019
  5. ^ Emily Caron (April 11, 2019), Texas Forward Jaxson Hayes Declares for 2019 NBA Draft, retrieved May 24, 2019
  6. ^ Fletcher Page (June 26, 2019), Loveland High's Jillian Hayes commits to Cincinnati Bearcats, coach Michelle Clark-Heard, retrieved June 27, 2019

Further reading

  • Laine, Jenna (August 11, 2017). "Football is family for coaches Jay and Jonathan Hayes". ESPN.

External links

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