ARLINGTON - Coach Jim Hayes, of The University of Texas at Arlington’s
seven-time National Wheelchair Basketball title-winning Movin’ Mavs,
died Saturday, May 24. Coach Hayes graduated from UT Arlington in 1974
and founded the Wheelchair Basketball and Tennis Program after coming
to work for the University in 1976. An accomplished wheelchair road
racer, he won a gold medal in the 1984 Paralympic Games. Coach Hayes
loved fishing and the guitar and volunteered countless hours to the
National Wheelchair Veteran Games.
There will be a visitation
from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 27, in the UT Arlington Practice Gym in
the Physical Education Building, 801 Greek Row. A Memorial Service will
be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 28, also in the gym.
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