Entering his third season on the Pearl River men's basketball coaching staff, Hayden Sowers has already proven himself to be a tireless coach and recruiter for the Wildcats.
A 2016 Ole Miss graduate, Sowers worked on Andy Kennedy's Rebel staff from May 2014 until he graduated. Sowers started out as a team manager before earning a spot as a graduate assistant. While working with his alma mater, Sowers reviewed game film, prepared scouting reports and provided offensive and defensive analytics. He also specialized in developing post players and by the time he left Oxford, the Rebels had compiled a 60-39 overall record, including an NCAA Tournament win.
Sowers then moved on to Massanutten Military Academy in Woodstock, Virginia. From July 2016 until Oct. 2017, Sowers served as an assistant post graduate basketball coach. Among his responsibilities were reviewing game film, recruiting, coordinating travel and ensuring students were progressing toward graduating on time. He also led the team's strength and conditioning program. During his time in Virginia, Sowers helped the team to a 26-7 record and directly had a hand in recruiting a number of athletes who went on to play at Georgetown, Auburn, Penn State and Rhode Island, among other desirable destinations.
Sowers joined the Wildcats' staff in Oct. 2017 and has a hand in all aspects of the program, including reviewing game film, preparing scouting reports and working with PRCC's post players. During his first season in Poplarville, PRCC posted a 23-5 record and won the MACJC State Championships. The Wildcats also finished as the Region XXIII runner up.
Sowers helped the Wildcats reach new heights in the 2018-19 season when PRCC won its first Region XXIII Tournament and advanced to the NJCAA Tournament.
Sowers studied business administration, English and criminal justice while pursuing his bachelor's degree at Ole Miss. Sowers also earned his master's degree from William Carey in Interscholastic Athletic Administration in 2019.
|2014-16||Ole Miss||Manager/Graduate Assistant|
|2016-17||Massanutten Military Academy (Va.)||Assistant Post Graduate Coach|