07/29/2014
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Johnetta Perry
Position: Assistant Coach
Hometown: Houston, Texas
Alma Mater: Rice
Graduating Year: 2004
Experience: 1st Year
Phone: 910-962-3824
Email: hayesj@uncw.edu

Former Rice standout Johnetta Hayes joined the UNCW women's basketball program as an assistant coach on June 16.

Hayes makes her way to the Port City from North Texas, where she spent two seasons as an assistant coach on Shanice Stephens' staff.

"I am really excited about joining the Seahawk family," said Hayes. "The future here is very bright. Coach Cooper-Dyke has a vision for the program and that vision will help guide us towards building a winning legacy here at UNCW. The opportunity to work with talented players, an awesome staff, and for a Hall-of-Famer is not only an honor but a blessing."

In her two seasons in Denton, Hayes played a pivotal role in the development of the Mean Green's frontcourt as North Texas' post players set numerous career-bests in points, rebounds, assists, steals, and blocked shots in her time with the program. She also played a key role in the development of Jasmine Godbout, who became just the second player in program history to earn league Rookie-of-the-Year honors when she was named the Sun Belt's top newcomer in 2009-10.

Prior to her stint at North Texas, Hayes served as head coach at Wiley College in Marshall, Texas, where she guided the NAIA program to 42 victories in her two seasons. Hayes led the Wildcats to a 29-7 record in 2007-08 and helped the school earn its first-ever national ranking as Wiley finished the campaign ranked No. 22 in the country. The 2007-08 Red River Athletic Conference Coach-of-the-Year, Hayes coached seven all-conference players and the RRAC Newcomer-of-the-Year in 2007-08

A prolific defensive player  and four-year letterwinner at Rice, Hayes was a 2003 first-team All-WAC selection after leading the Owls in scoring, rebounds, blocked shots and field goal percentage. Hayes ranked 16th in the nation that season in blocked shots per game, averaging 2.46 rejections per contest.

She is second all-time in blocked shots at Rice with 142 and ranks sixth in school history with a career rebounding average of 8.1 caroms per game.

A native of Houston, Hayes got her coaching start in 2004 at her alma mater, Sterling High School. In one season at Sterling, she won 22 games and advanced her team to the playoffs. She graduated from Rice in 2004 with a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology and Psychology and has a Master's Degree in education administration from Prairie View A&M.

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