Tom Hayes' lacrosse life has taken him to more than 40 countries on multiple continents. Check out his unique journey.
Coach Bud Beardmore, assistants Jack Emmer and Jack Kaley, and general manager Tom Hayes (pictured in the back row, second from the right) selected the first true U.S. men's national team in a hotel room at the Philadelphia International Airport. They selected an all-star cast of first team All-Americans and first-team All-Club players to represent the U.S. in 1974 in a four-team international tournament in Melbourne, Australia, which eventually evolved into the World Championships. This team photo was taken outside Byrd Stadium at Maryland, where Team USA held a pre-trip camp. (Image courtesy of Tom Hayes)
Hayes presents the 2008 U.S. Under-19 men's national team (Matt Dolente, Adam Ghitelman and Craig Dowd) with the World Championship cup named in his honor, the Tom Hayes Trophy. In 2002 at its annual meeting, the International Lacrosse Federation (which eventually merged with the International Federation of Women's Lacrosse Associations to form the Federation of International Lacrosse) voted to name its U-19 trophy after Hayes, who served as ILF president for eight years, from 1995-2002. (Image courtesy Tom Hayes)
Hayes, then president of the ILF, with John DeTommaso (holding trophy) and Mark Millon after Team USA captured the 1998 World Championship, held in Baltimore at Johns Hopkins. (Image courtesy Tom Hayes)
The 1990 U.S. men's national team, which won the World Championship with a 19-15 victory over Canada in Perth, Australia, in the Cabinet Room at the White House. This was the only time Team USA has visited the White House. Hayes served as Team USA’s general manager five times between 1974 and 1990. (Image courtesy Tom Hayes)
Hayes being interviewed by a Japanese TV station in Perth, Australia, at Challenge Stadium. (Image courtesy Tom Hayes)
Hayes and John Phillips, a former U.S team manager and long-time Hayes associate, with South Korean representatives after being accepted into the International Lacrosse Federation in 2000. (Image courtesy Tom Hayes)
Hayes' retirement "toast and roast" ceremony at Rutgers, which he coached for 26 seasons from 1975-2000. Under Hayes' guide, Rutgers finished ranked in the top-20 for 24 consecutive seasons and made five NCAA tournament appearances. He coached 55 All-Americans. (Image courtesy Tom Hayes)
Hayes pictured next to his wife of 48 years, Gretchen, at the 1994 World Championships in Manchester at Bury Stadium. They both attended Penn State but met in California while Tom was in the Air Force and Gretchen was teaching.
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Hayes (far left) in front of the Peron Institute in Buenos Aires, where the ILF held a clinic, in 1998. (Image courtesy Tom Hayes)
Hayes with Australian youths during a 2000 clinic in Perth, Australia. (Image courtesy Tom Hayes)
Hayes celebrates alongside US Lacrosse president and CEO Steve Stenersen, who chaired the international development committee prior to the FIL’s birth in 2008, as Team USA wins the 1994 World Championships in Manchester. (Image courtesy Tom Hayes)
The Chinese delegation presents a gift to Hayes. (Image courtesy Tom Hayes)