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Former KU football aide Hayes likely to be hired at Stanford

February 11, 2005

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Tom Hayes, a former assistant and interim head coach for the Kansas University football team, soon will be named defensive coordinator at Stanford, sources say.

The Cardinal are expected to announce the hiring Monday or Tuesday. Hayes will complete the staff of new head coach Walt Harris, who replaced Buddy Teevens in December.

When reached by phone, Hayes would neither confirm nor deny the hiring.

Hayes, 55, was KU's defensive coordinator in 2001 under Terry Allen, then took over head-coaching duties when Allen was fired midway through the season. He guided KU to a 1-2 record, including a 27-14 victory over Wyoming.

New KU coach Mark Mangino did not retain Hayes, and since then Hayes has been out of coaching. He's the owner of Tanner's Bar and Grill, 1540 Wakarusa Drive.

Prior to his brief stop at KU, Hayes was a secondary coach for the Washington Redskins for six seasons, and before that held assistant-coaching jobs at Oklahoma, Texas A&M, UCLA, Cal State-Fullerton and Iowa dating back to 1977. He was a defensive back at Iowa from 1967-70.

Stanford finished 4-7 for the second straight season in 2004, including a 2-6 mark in Pac-10 Conference play. Cardinal athletic director Ted Leland fired Teevens on Nov. 29, then hired Harris away from Pittsburgh two weeks later.

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