Former Marquette Women's basketball standout Kiesha Oliver-Hayes enters her fifth season as the program's director of student-athlete development, women's basketball.
As the director of student-athlete development, women's basketball, Oliver-Hayes is involved with day-to-day operations of women's basketball as well as initiating and directing MU's community service opportunities. She is responsible for scheduling and is the camp director for summer camps held at Marquette. Additionally, Oliver-Hayes spearheads leadership and career development in the women's basketball program.
Oliver-Hayes came to Marquette following a successful career as a pharmaceutical sales representative, and served as a site director for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee from 2001-04. While with the Boys and Girls Clubs, Oliver-Hayes organized, directed and supervised the daily operations of the Community Learning Center.
A four-year letterwinner at Marquette, Oliver-Hayes helped the Golden Eagles to four straight NCAA Tournament appearances (1997-2000) and back-to-back Conference USA Regular Season titles. In 2000, Oliver-Hayes became an exclusive 1,000-point scorer.
During her successful career, Oliver-Hayes averaged 9.0 points per game, including a career-best 10.0 points her junior and senior seasons, and earned a spot on the All-Conference USA Third Team in 2000. Oliver-Hayes was a team captain during the 1998-99 and 1999-2000 seasons, and was the recipient of the Golden Eagle Character Awards in 2000.
Oliver-Hayes earned a bachelor of arts degree in communication studies from Marquette in 2000. In 2013, she earned her master's degree in leadership from Marquette in 2013.
Oliver-Hayes is married to Tony Hayes. The couple resides in Glendale with their daughter Aaliyah.