Hayes promoted to assistant coach

Telegraph StaffJune 3, 2013 

Jonas Hayes was promoted to assistant coach, according to an announcement Monday by Georgia basketball head coach Mark Fox.

Hayes joined the Georgia staff in May of 2012. He is a 2004 UGA graduate and was the Bulldogs' basketball operations coordinator the past year.

"Jonas has done a terrific job for us and he has earned the opportunity to move up," Fox said in the release. "His love of Georgia, connections in this region, and magnetic personality will be great assets in recruiting."

Hayes returned to Georgia after five seasons as an assistant coach at Belmont Abbey in Belmont, N.C. Previously, he served as an assistant coach at South Carolina State and Morehouse.

"I'm just really excited and grateful for the opportunity," Hayes said in the release. "This past year has been a valuable experience for me. I've learned so much from Coach Fox that it's difficult to put into words how much it will help me going forward. And to be able to represent Georgia and help young people grow on and off the court; that's an opportunity that I will cherish for a lifetime."

Hayes started 41 of 88 games for the Bulldogs from 2002 to 2004. He averaged 8.6 points per game and 4.9 rebounds per game.

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