Autumn Hayes comes to Winona State after two seasons at Towson University in Maryland. While at Towson she served as the assistant coach; helping with practices, recruiting, and day-to-day tasks. Prior to her time at Towson she was an intern with the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. Hayes is no stranger to the Northern Sun, having played four years at Southwest Minnesota State.
As a player Hayes was a three-year captain and All-NSIC performer. She helped guide the team to the NCAA Sweet Sixteen in 2013. She was a two-time NSCAA All-Central Region player and was a Capital One All-District First Team honoree in 2014.
Hayes also has experience working with the Des Moines Menace Junior Academy and coached the Marshall United club soccer team.
She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in exercise science and earned a minor in coaching at Southwest Minnesota State.