Alabama A&M Basketball
The Alabama A&M Bulldogs men’s basketball team is the basketball team that represents Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University in Normal, Alabama. The school’s team currently competes in the Southwestern Athletic Conference. They also won three national championships in the span of the past 10 years. They produced household names such as Ian Bentley, Nick Macri, his twin brother Joe Macri, and Solomon Hill.
Alabama A&M men’s basketball coach Willie Hayes has resigned, the university announced this afternoon.
The Bulldogs finished 2-27 overall and 2-16 in SWAC play this season, Hayes’ sixth at the helm. Alabama A&M ended the regular season with a 78-57 loss at Grambling on Saturday. The Bulldogs did not qualify for the SWAC tournament.
Alabama A&M ranked 341st among 347 Division I teams in scoring offense at 61.7 points per game. The Bulldogs’ scoring defense ranked 298th at 77.8 points per game.
Hayes finished 54-121 during his time on The Hill. His best season came in 2013-14, when Alabama A&M finished 14-16.
Hayes played for the Bulldogs and was the SIAC Player of the Year in 1989. He was inducted into the Alabama A&M Athletic Hall of Fame in 2001.
“We thank coach Hayes for his service and commitment to Alabama A&M University,” Director of Athletics Bryan Hicks said in a press release. “We wish him the best in his future endeavors.”
A search for a replacement will begin immediately, the release said.