George Hayes joined the athletic department in fall, 2005 following his retirement in July, 2004, after 21 years as an administrative principal at Merryman Elementary School. He also taught 5-6 grade and was an assistant principal in the Pulaski area for 14 years. Hayes’ coaching experience includes the Marinette H. S. freshmen boys basketball team for 3 years and various other Marinette/Pulaski 4-8 grade basketball teams. Hayes served the community on the Marinette City Council for 8 years and was the president for two years in 2003 and 2004. Hayes earned his bachelors degree in elementary education and masters degree in school administration from UW-Oshkosh and has taken post-graduate work at UW-Superior. In 2007-08, he was named Coach of the Year for the WCC Eastern Division.