MACON, GA - Eric Hayes is the new men's and wome's tennis head coach at Mercer after holding the same post at Troy University for 11 years.
Hayes has also coached at N.C. State, South Florida, and Kansas during his 22-year coaching career.
He was named Sun Belt Coach of the Year after leading Troy to a 20-4 record and No. 55 national ranking in 2010.
He serves as tournament director for the United States Tennis Association $50,000 women's challenge, a week-long Top-100 professoinal tournament.
He plans to bring the event to Macon every October.