FC Tampa Bay announces the hiring of soccer all-star David Hayes as assistant coach. Hayes most recently played for the Carolina RailHawks during the 2010 season in the USSF Division II Pro League (USSF D-2). FC Tampa Bay also hired James Faylo to join the club’s technical staff as head athletic trainer.
“David is a strong addition to our coaching staff,” said Team President and Owner Andrew Nestor. “He is a true professional who has been a team leader and all-star as a player, and David has a deep knowledge of our league, its players and the game.”
Hayes began his extensive soccer career at Southern Maryland Community College followed by Wingate University. He received top honors at the collegiate level, including setting the national scoring record in 1996 with 53 goals, captained the 1995 and 1996 SMCC squads and was named First-Team All-American in 1995, 1996 and 1998.
Hayes was drafted by D.C. United in 1999 in the third round of the MLS College Draft. He made 15 appearances between 1999, when the squad won the MLS Cup Championship, and 2000. During his time with D.C. United, Hayes also made 14 appearances for MLS Pro-40 and scored six goals.
From 2001-2004, Hayes played for the Chicago Fire (2001), Richmond Kickers (2002, 2004) and the Rochester Rhinos (2003), making more than 100 appearances and scoring 21 goals.
In 2005, Hayes signed with the Atlanta Silverbacks, playing for four seasons from 2005-2008. Hayes received top honors while with the Silverbacks, including 2007 USL First Division (USL-1) Defender of the Year, 2007 USL-1 First Team season honors, 2008 Co-Captain, 2008 runner up for USL-1 Defender of the Year and 2008 USL-1 First Team.
Hayes joined the Portland Timbers in 2009 and captained the Timbers to the 2009 USL-1 Commissioner’s Cup, 2009 Cascadia Cup and a 24-game unbeaten streak. Hayes made 30 appearances for Portland, including playing in his 250th career game in USL-1. He was also a finalist for USL-1 Defender of the Year and made the USL-1 First Team for his third consecutive year.
Hayes also was the Assistant PDL Coach for the Portland Timbers in 2009.
Faylo, who worked for the Tampa Bay Rowdies as assistant athletic trainer in 1992 and head athletic trainer for the Tampa Bay Mutiny from 1996-1998, received his B.S. in Physical Education from State University of New York and his master’s in Exercise Science & Health Promotion from California University of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining FC Tampa Bay, he worked as head athletic trainer for the Tampa Bay Storm and as a certified athletic trainer for NFL Europe.
Between 1998-2007, Faylo also served as a certified athletic trainer for U.S. Soccer where he was responsible for the athletic training duties for the U.S. National Soccer Teams. He worked with several of the U.S. youth teams, as well as the 1999 World Cup Champion Women’s National Team and 2000 Women’s Olympic silver medalists.
FC Tampa Bay kicks off the 2011 season on April 9 at 7 p.m. against Montreal Impact at Al Lang Stadium.