Dr. Laird Hayes, NFL side judge and Men’s Soccer Coach and Professor of Education and Athletics at Orange Coast College, will talk about the NFL guidelines and role for minimizing hits resulting in injury in the sport today.
Dr. Laird Hayes was appointed to the National Football League roster of officials and his designation as a side judge. During his career in the NFL, he has officiated in Super Bowl XXXVI in 2002, Super Bowl XXXVIII in 2004, and at the 2006 Pro Bowl.
An NFL side judge monitors the contact between defensive players and receivers on his side of the field.
Currently, Hayes is the Men’s Soccer Coach and Professor of Education and Athletics at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, California, a post he has held since 1976. He teaches First Aid/CPR, surfing, bowling, soccer, and weight training.
Hayes is Director of the Quarterback and Receiver Camp (QBR) in its 46th year of non-contact, football fundamentals training for youth players, grades 6 through 12. QBR schedules six summer camps held in California, New Jersey, Arkansas, Indiana and Georgia.
For the 2010 NFL season, Hayes is a side judge on the officiating crew headed by referee Walt Anderson. The other crew members are Butch Hannah (umpire), Phil McKinnely (head linesman), Byron Boston, Gary Cavaletto, and Terrence Miles. During the 2007 NFL season, Hayes was the SJ on the officiating crew headed by referee John Parry and officiated the NFC Divisional Playoff game between the New York Giants and the Dallas Cowboys.