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Jay Hayes
Defensive Line Coach

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Jay Hayes enters his second season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2017, where he will coach the team’s defensive line.

In Hayes’ first season with the Buccaneers, he helped coach defensive tackle Gerald McCoy to his fifth career Pro Bowl selection, after McCoy led the team with 7.0 sacks, the fourth-most in the NFL among defensive tackles. Hayes also assisted in the development of rookie defensive end Noah Spence, who notched 5.5 sacks and three forced fumbles in his debut campaign. Another new addition to Tampa Bay’s defensive line was defensive end Robert Ayers Jr., who led the team in quarterback hits with 19, while ranking second on the team in sacks with 6.5.

Hayes came to Tampa Bay following 13 seasons (2003-15) as the defensive line coach with the Cincinnati Bengals, where he helped bring about a line that in recent years has gained acclaim as one of the league’s best. His unit played an important role in helping the Bengals to playoff berths in six of the past seven seasons, including five consecutive years from 2011-15.

In 2015, Cincinnati’s defensive line finished the year with 37.5 of the team’s 42 sacks and earned distinction as the only unit in the league to feature two players recording 10+ sacks, as defensive end Carlos Dunlap and defensive tackle Geno Atkins finished the regular season with 13.5 and 11.0, respectively. The line also contributed heavily to Cincinnati’s success against the run, as the team finished seventh in the league last season, allowing 92.3 yards per game. This trend began over the final seven games of the 2014 season, where Hayes’ group helped the team to allow an average of only 82.0 yards per game, second-best in the NFL during that span.

While with the Bengals, Hayes helped develop Atkins from a fourth-round pick in 2010 to one of the league’s most dominant interior defenders, as the defensive tackle earned first-team All-Pro honors in 2012 and 2015 and Pro Bowl nods in 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2015.

Hayes’ success with developing players led to a rare distinction in 2012, as three of his linemen won AFC Defensive Player of the Week honors. Since the inception of the awards in 1985, there had only been six prior instances of three separate winners from the same team and position group in one season.

Prior to his time with the Bengals, Hayes worked as special teams coach with the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1999-2001 and then in the same capacity with the Minnesota Vikings in 2002, where the team tied for fifth in punt coverage.

Before entering the NFL coaching ranks, Hayes spent 11 years coaching collegiately with Notre Dame, California and Wisconsin.

He played defensive end at the University of Idaho, earning all-conference honors in 1980 and 1981 before spending time in NFL camps and eventually playing professionally in the USFL for the Michigan Panthers and Memphis Showboats.

Hayes is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and attend South Fayette High School. He and his wife, Suzanne, have three children: son, Jesse, a former linebacker at Wisconsin; daughter, Jazmin, a former basketball player at Lafayette College; and son, Miles, a defensive back at William & Mary.

HAYES AT A GLANCE

YEARS

POSITION

1978-81

University of Idaho, Player

1984

Michigan Panthers (USFL), Player

1985

 Memphis Showboats (USFL), Player

1988-91

 Notre Dame, Assistant Coach

1992-94

 California, Assistant Coach

1995-98

Wisconsin, Assistant Coach

1999-2001

 Pittsburgh Steelers, Special Teams Coach

2002

 Minnesota Vikings, Special Teams Coach

2003-15

 Cincinnati Bengals, Defensive Line Coach

2016-

Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Defensive Line Coach

Jay Hayes enters his second season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2017, where he will coach the team’s defensive line.

In Hayes’ first season with the Buccaneers, he helped coach defensive tackle Gerald McCoy to his fifth career Pro Bowl selection, after McCoy led the team with 7.0 sacks, the fourth-most in the NFL among defensive tackles. Hayes also assisted in the development of rookie defensive end Noah Spence, who notched 5.5 sacks and three forced fumbles in his debut campaign. Another new addition to Tampa Bay’s defensive line was defensive end Robert Ayers Jr., who led the team in quarterback hits with 19, while ranking second on the team in sacks with 6.5.

Hayes came to Tampa Bay following 13 seasons (2003-15) as the defensive line coach with the Cincinnati Bengals, where he helped bring about a line that in recent years has gained acclaim as one of the league’s best. His unit played an important role in helping the Bengals to playoff berths in six of the past seven seasons, including five consecutive years from 2011-15.

In 2015, Cincinnati’s defensive line finished the year with 37.5 of the team’s 42 sacks and earned distinction as the only unit in the league to feature two players recording 10+ sacks, as defensive end Carlos Dunlap and defensive tackle Geno Atkins finished the regular season with 13.5 and 11.0, respectively. The line also contributed heavily to Cincinnati’s success against the run, as the team finished seventh in the league last season, allowing 92.3 yards per game. This trend began over the final seven games of the 2014 season, where Hayes’ group helped the team to allow an average of only 82.0 yards per game, second-best in the NFL during that span.

While with the Bengals, Hayes helped develop Atkins from a fourth-round pick in 2010 to one of the league’s most dominant interior defenders, as the defensive tackle earned first-team All-Pro honors in 2012 and 2015 and Pro Bowl nods in 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2015.

Hayes’ success with developing players led to a rare distinction in 2012, as three of his linemen won AFC Defensive Player of the Week honors. Since the inception of the awards in 1985, there had only been six prior instances of three separate winners from the same team and position group in one season.

Prior to his time with the Bengals, Hayes worked as special teams coach with the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1999-2001 and then in the same capacity with the Minnesota Vikings in 2002, where the team tied for fifth in punt coverage.

Before entering the NFL coaching ranks, Hayes spent 11 years coaching collegiately with Notre Dame, California and Wisconsin.

He played defensive end at the University of Idaho, earning all-conference honors in 1980 and 1981 before spending time in NFL camps and eventually playing professionally in the USFL for the Michigan Panthers and Memphis Showboats.

Hayes is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and attend South Fayette High School. He and his wife, Suzanne, have three children: son, Jesse, a former linebacker at Wisconsin; daughter, Jazmin, a former basketball player at Lafayette College; and son, Miles, a defensive back at William & Mary.

HAYES AT A GLANCE

YEARS

POSITION

1978-81

University of Idaho, Player

1984

Michigan Panthers (USFL), Player

1985

 Memphis Showboats (USFL), Player

1988-91

 Notre Dame, Assistant Coach

1992-94

 California, Assistant Coach

1995-98

Wisconsin, Assistant Coach

1999-2001

 Pittsburgh Steelers, Special Teams Coach

2002

 Minnesota Vikings, Special Teams Coach

2003-15

 Cincinnati Bengals, Defensive Line Coach

2016-

Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Defensive Line Coach