Coach Casey Hayes was a star player for Sewanhaka High School and made the varsity team beginning in the 8th grade. She was a 4-year starter and 2-year captain who scored more than 1,000 points and received All-County, Scholar Athlete and Athlete of the Year honors. Upon graduation she played D3 basketball at SUNY Oneonta for 4 years. She was a captain, starter and team MVP in her senior year leading the team in blocks and rebounds. She was also on the SUNYAC Commissioners Academic Roll for the 2018-19 and 2019-20 seasons. Coach Casey has experience coaching ages 9 to 15 from various PAL and Oneonta basketball camps.