Jonas Hayes

Jonas Hayes (born August 9, 1981)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: Georgia State Panthers
Current conference: Sun Belt Conference
Xavier record: 4-0 (1.000)
Georgia State record: 0-0 (.000)
Overall record: 4-0 (1.000)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  0
  • NIT Championships:  1  (2022)
  • NIT Appearances:  1  (2022)

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2022-present Georgia State
2022 Xavier (interim HC)
2021-2022 Xavier (assoc. HC)
2018-2021 Xavier (asst)
2013-2018 Georgia (asst)
2012-2013 Georgia (DBO)
2007-2012 Belmont Abbey (asst)
2006-2007 South Carolina State (asst)
2005-2006 Morehouse (asst)

Jonas Hayes Facts

  • Jonas Hayes
  • Born August 9, 1981
  • Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia
  • Alma Mater: University of Georgia (BA, 2004)
  • Along with his twin brother, Jarvis Hayes, graduated from Douglass HS (GA) and played their freshman year for head coach Phil Hopkins at Western Carolina; Jarvis led the SoCon in scoring as a freshman
    • The twins both transferred to Georgia in 2000 to play for the Bulldogs and head coach Jim Harrick; Jonas spent one more season at UGA playing for Dennis Felton while his brother went to the NBA in 2003
  • Started his coaching career in 2004 at alma mater Douglass HS (GA), spending one year there as an assistant
  • Was an assistant for one year each at Morehouse (under Grady Brewer) and South Carolina State (under Jamal Brown)
  • Joined Stephen Miss’ staff at D-II Belmont Abbey, working there for five seasons; Miss was an assistant at AGE during Hayes’ playing days
  • Returned to his alma mater in 2012 as director of basketball operations under Mark Fox and was elevated to assistant coach the following year, working in that role for five seasons
    • Was on staff for one NCAA Tournament (2017) and three NITs (2014, 2016, 2017)
  • Hired as an assistant at Xavier in 2018, working under Travis Steele for four seasons (the last as associate head coach)
    • Elevated to interim head coach in March 2022 with Steele’s dismissal following the Musketeers’ opening round NIT victory; Hayes went 4-0 as head coach, leading Xavier in the 2022 NIT title
  • Hired in April 2022 to be head coach at Georgia State, returning to his hometown Atlanta and reuniting with brother, Jarvis

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