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Florida A&M hires athletic director from North Carolina Central

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida A&M has hired North Carolina Central athletic director William Hayes for the same post in Tallahassee. Florida A&M says Hayes will take over the position Jan. 2. Hayes is a 1965 North Carolina Central graduate and native of Durham, North Carolina. Officials say he's getting a three-year contract worth $175,000 annually. He'll replace Nelson Townsend, who resigned last month when Florida A&M fired its entire football staff. Hayes was hired at North Carolina Central in 2003 by then-chancellor James Ammons, who is now president of Florida A&M. Hayes also has been a head football coach, winning 195 games and six conference championships at Winston-Salem State and North Carolina A&T. (Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)