Bryan Hayes gains region, state coach of year honors in Oklahoma
By Jan Schultz
The Imperial Republican
Bryan Hayes, a 1989 graduate of Chase County High School, has earned a pair of coaching honors in Oklahoma.
After the end of this fall’s high school softball season, Hayes was selected both as Region 2, 3-4A Coach of the Year and State 3-4A Coach of the Year.
He was selected for the regional honor from the 21 mid-region high schools in 3-4A. He was then selected for the state honor from all of the high schools of that class size in Oklahoma.
The selections were made by the Oklahoma High School Fast Pitch Coaches Association board of directors and officers.
Hayes, the son of Randy and Margene Hayes of Imperial, just completed his 17th year as head softball coach at Perry, Okla., High School. He is also head junior high baseball coach.
Hayes teaches a video editing class, seventh grade computer applications, a web design class and is page content webmaster for the Perry Public Schools.
His softball team qualified for the Oklahoma state tournament for the first time under his coaching this fall, and finished with a 35-5 record. They won their conference for the fifth straight year.
The Perry Maroons were in Imperial this fall and played two games against the Lady Longhorn softball team.
They are planning a return trip in 2013 when they will play Chase County and McCook Aug. 30-31.