Rock Valley College
Rockford, Illinois

Meet the Coach

Head Coach: Robert Hayes

Robert HayesRobert Hayes is joining the Golden Eagles for his first season coaching the women's and men's tennis teams. Hayes is a former player at RVC who played under legendary former coach Steve Vee in 1978 after playing four years of high school tennis at Rockford Auburn. Hayes worked as a tennis instructor for the Rockford Park District (1978-1981) and played competitive tennis in the Midwest for over 30 years.

His coaching experience includes 25 seasons (Fall/Spring) over 14 years for Rockford College (University) and two seasons coaching for Boylan Catholic High School. Hayes has been the owner and operator of Advantage Construction for 30 years and has lived in Rockford for most of his life.